With the BBC celebrating its 100th birthday on 22nd October 2022, We thought we’d have a look back at the staple of British telly over the decades, the mighty sitcom. We looked at the rankings and scores of more than 250 British sitcoms for a more data-driven approach. Here are the top 100 best sitcoms ever.
1987 – 1988 | 2 Seasons | 12 Eps
1991 – 1999 | 8 Seasons | 56 Eps
Last of The Summer Wine was one of the longest running British sitcoms ever. The story revolved around three old men from Yorkshire, who have never grown up, face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.
1968 – 1972 | 4 Seasons | 55 Eps
1983 – 1986 | 3 Seasons | 22 Eps
1991 – 1997 | 7 Seasons | 52 Eps
1976 – 1979 | 5 Seasons | 38 Eps
A ’70s classic sitcom about married coupe, George and Mildred Roper, who have just moved to a middle class neighborhood. With the change, Mildred aims to climb the social ladder, while George only dreams of watching television and drinking beer.
The Fosters was a sitcom that showcased the early work of Lenny Henry as the budding artist son of easy going family man Samuel Foster. The series follows the day-to-day trials of Samuel and his lively wife Pearl (both immigrants from Guyana) and their three children on a South London housing estate.
1981 – 1986 | 5 Seasons | 37 Eps
1984 – 1989 | 5 Seasons | 27 Eps
2012 – 2022 | 3 Seasons | 18 Eps
One of the newer sitcoms on the list,Bad Education was written by and starred Jack Whitehall, as Alfie, the worst teacher ever to grace the British education system, and a bigger kid than his students.
1993 – 1997 | 5 Seasons | 31 Eps