Best British Sitcoms

The Top Ten

1 Only Fools and Horses

Why do you call Sitcoms from the UK British sitcoms they should be just called sitcoms not British Sitcoms. We should call sitcoms from USA American Sitcoms.

Boycie and Trigger are by far the funniest characters along with Del and Rodney.
Very well written, laughs every minute, but has some depth and strong storyline.

2 Dads Army

Performed brilliantly and some of the best comedic timing ever performed on British television.

This is truly hilarious, all I need to say is "Don't tell him pike." "You stupid Boy" "Don't panic! " "It's OK Taffy" and many more!

3 Steptoe and Son

I love this list!
The older ones are so much better aren't they? I have most of these listed on boxset. I'm glad such a classic as Steptoe And Son took gold. - Britgirl

This actually was the inspiration for Sanford and Son. 'Nuther good thing we got from the Brits:).

4 One Foot In the Grave
5 Father Ted

Down with this sort of ranking. Up vote now

The best.
Sadly only 25 episodes were made since the actor who played ted died

6 BlackAdder BlackAdder Blackadder is a series of four BBC1 pseudohistorical British sitcoms, plus several one-off instalments, which originally aired in the 1980s.

Should easily be number 1

Blackadder and Baldrick together it brilliant

7 Rising Damp

Greatest UK sitcom, so underrated!

8 Still Game
9 Till Death Us Do Part
10 Fawlty Towers Fawlty Towers Fawlty Towers is a British television sitcom broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Just two series of six episodes each were made.

This is a classic. John Cleese has never made anything quite the same since or before. This deserves to be number one because it didn't just have clever one-liners (like BlackAdder, though BlackAdder deserves second spot), humorous plots, and build up jokes, but it includes all of those themes. This is just fantastic.

The Contenders

11 The Vicar of Dibley
12 The Royle Family
13 Peep Show

Original and innovative, a modern classic.

To describe this show in one word, it would be: Brilliant!

14 The Inbetweeners
15 The Office
16 Red Dwarf Red Dwarf Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise which primarily consists of a television sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, and on Dave since 2009, gaining a cult following.

Red Dwarf is the only sci-fi in this list! It provides some of the most funny and ridiculous situations, and it's unique in so many aspects. The characters rock, and the series itself really develops into different styles as it moves on. My favourite series ever!

British comedy is always either Red Dwarf or inept by comparison. But Blackadder is funny.

17 'Allo 'Allo! 'Allo 'Allo! 'Allo 'Allo! is a British wartime sitcom set in Occupied France created by David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd. Originally shown on BBC1 from 1982 to 1992, the series follows the antics of a cafe owner named Rene Artois who's cafe is being used by the French Resistance as a safe house to hide 2 British airmen. more.
18 Mrs. Brown's Boys
19 Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads?
20 Mind Your Language
21 Yes Minister

Masterly. Brilliant writing and exceptional acting - comedic timing and nuance. Transformed the standard of sitcoms by refusing to go for cheap laughs, smut and low intelligence.

This is one of the best T.V. sitcoms. Intriquing storylines and wonderful insights on human nature at its best and worst in the midst of politics!

22 The IT Crowd


23 Keeping Up Appearances
24 My Family
25 Porridge
26 Bottom

Great show. - AdamDestructorJr.

27 Miranda
28 On the Buses
29 Outnumbered

Love it love it love it! Semi-improvised gives it realness and its completely hilarious!

Hugh Dennis all the way!

Outnumbered is funny and entertaining, and it is entertaining to see from a different perspective, and see what a hassil it is for the parents.

30 The Young Ones
31 Chef!
32 Not Going Out
33 Men Behaving Badly
34 The Worst Week of My Life
35 Butterflies
36 Fresh Fields
37 Waiting for God
38 Last of the Summer Wine
39 Open All Hours
40 Mr. Bean Mr. Bean The title character, played by Rowan Atkinson, is a childish buffoon who brings various unusual schemes and contrivances to everyday tasks. He lives alone at the address of Flat 2, 12 Arbour Road, Highbury, and is almost always seen in his trademark tweed jacket and a skinny red tie. He also usually more.
41 Absolutely Fabulous

Hilarious comedy. Best comediennes of all.

42 Man About the House
43 The Good Life
44 Rev.
45 Goodnight Sweetheart

Very funny and well written

46 Dinnerladies
47 To the Manor Born
48 The Likely Lads
49 The Brittas Empire
50 George and Mildred
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List Stats

200 votes
67 listings
8 years, 167 days old

Top Remixes

1. Steptoe and Son
2. Dads Army
3. Only Fools and Horses
1. Steptoe and Son
2. Till Death Us Do Part
3. Dads Army


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