Top 10 Best British Sitcoms (Britcoms)

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.

A very funny one, this!

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 Still Game
4 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

5 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.

Who hates Fawlty Towers?!?! One of the most unique and hilarious comedies of its time; wish it was still going. - PositronWildhawk

This is a GENIUS show of all-time! It's up there with Keeping Up Appearances; if anything, these two should be tied as #1!

6 One Foot In the Grave

*reads comment by britgirl*
A legend was born. - TeamRocket747

"I don't believe it! Only #2! " And that was Britgirl's first comment. - 445956

I don't believe it! Only #2? - Britgirl

7 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

8 Peep Show

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

Original and innovative, a modern classic.

9 Steptoe and Son
10 The Inbetweeners

The Contenders

11 Keeping Up Appearances
12 The Vicar of Dibley
13 The Office
14 Blackadder Goes Forth
15 On the Buses
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!

Red Dwarf is brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. It's unique, hilarious and great to watch again and again. You never get bored. Best comedy in the world! - PositronWildhawk

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

17 Mind Your Language

best ever

18 Love Thy Neighbour
19 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!

20 Spaced
21 Mrs. Brown's Boys
22 The Thick of It
23 My Family
24 Porridge
25 Open All Hours
26 Blackadder II
27 Bottom

Great show. - AdamDestructorJr.

28 The Royle Family
29 '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. ...read more.
30 I'm Alan Partridge
31 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.

32 The Young Ones
33 Chef!
34 Rising Damp

Greatest UK sitcom, so underrated!

35 Last of the Summer Wine

Love this sitcom!

36 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 ...read more.

Underrated completely!

37 Not Going Out
38 Game On
39 Gavin & Stacey
40 Men Behaving Badly
41 The Worst Week of My Life
42 Butterflies
43 Fresh Fields
44 Waiting for God
45 Miranda
46 The IT Crowd

HANDS DOWN BEST SHOW EVER

47 Absolutely Fabulous

Hilarious comedy. Best comediennes of all.

48 Man About the House
49 The Good Life
50 Rev.
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1. Still Game
2. Only Fools and Horses
3. Blackadder Goes Forth
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