The Top 100 Best Ever British Sitcoms – Continued
39 – Friday Night Dinner
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8.1 /10

2011 – 2020  |  6  Seasons  |  37 Eps

For the Goodman family, Friday Night Dinner is just like Sunday lunch: just take two days away, change the meal to dinner, and you’ve pretty much got it. Adam and his brother, Jonny, view Friday night dinner as a necessary annoyance – necessary because they get fed, and annoying because, well, they have to spend the evening with mum and dad.
38 – Outnumbered
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8.1 /10

2007 – 2016  |  5  Seasons  |  35 Eps

Partly-improvised sitcom looking at the trials and tribulations of bringing up three young children – a regal five-year-old girl with a talent for interrogation, a seven-year-old boy who could fib for Britain and an 11-year-old who is gearing up for his scary first day at secondary school.
37 – Dad’s Army
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8.1 /10

1968 – 1977  |  9  Seasons  |  80 Eps

Introducing the Walmington-On-Sea home guard. During WW2, in a fictional British seaside town, a ragtag group of Home Guard local defense volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion.
36 – Toast of London
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8.2 /10

2012 – Ongoing  |  3  Seasons  |  24 Eps

Steven Toast, an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past, spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing on stage.
35 – Miranda
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8.2 /10

2009 – 2015  |  3  Seasons  |  20 Eps

Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and around her crush Gary.
34 – Gavin and Stacey
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8.2 /10

2007 – 2019  |  3  Seasons  |  22 Eps

Gavin is an ordinary boy from Billericay, Essex. Stacey is an ordinary girl from Barry Island, South Wales. They’ve spoken on the phone every day at work for months but they’ve never actually met… until now.
33 – Knowing Me Knowing You with Alan Partridge
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8.2 /10

1994 – 1995  |  1  Seasons  |  8 Eps

Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge was a parody of a chat show in which the character of Alan Partridge got his first TV show. It was originally aired as a radio show along the same lines. Most of the guest appearances were parodies of people in real life
32 – The Royle Family
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8.2 /10

1998 – 2000  |  3  Seasons  |  25 Eps

A British sitcom about the everyday life of a working-class family in Northwest England: watching telly, smoking, drinking, and bickering.
31 – The Young Ones
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8.2 /10

1982 – 1984  |  2  Seasons  |  12 Eps

The misadventures of four lunatic students who live in a shared student house. There’s Rik, the overblown political one addicted to Cliff Richard, Vyvian the experimental scientific one/part-time anarchist, Neil the worried hippy, and Mike the ladies’ man (at least he is in his mind).
30 – Absolutely Fabulous
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8.2 /10

1992 – 2011  |  6  Seasons  |  39 Eps

In this satirical British sitcom, which became a cult hit on American cable, a grotesquely self-centered fashion victim chain-smokes, swills champagne, abuses drugs, munches caviar, terrorizes her daughter, and tries in vain to mingle with the beautiful people — all in the company of her sleek, slutty, boozed-up best friend.
29 – As Time Goes By
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8.3 /10

1992 – 2005  |  10  Seasons  |  67 Eps

The Korean War, and a long lost letter, separate the lives of young lovers Jean Pargetter and Lionel Hardcastle, whose paths cross again by happenstance.
28 – Bottom
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8.3 /10

1991 – 1995  |  3  Seasons  |  18 Eps

Richie Richard (socially awkward, sexually inexperienced) and Eddie Hitler (carefree alcoholic ) are two social outcasts living on the dole. Trapped together in a squalid flat in Hammersmith, London they are perpetually skint, bored and sexually frustrated. They spend their days scheming, bickering, and being nasty and sadistic to each other.
27 – Extras
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8.3 /10

2005 – 2007  |  2  Seasons  |  13 Eps

Andy Millman gave up his day job five years ago in the hope of achieving the big time, but he’s yet to land a speaking part, let alone saunter down the red carpet to pick up an Oscar. He remains optimistic however, as rubbing shoulders with the A-list on-set only serves to reinforce his belief that the big time is just a job or two away.
26 – Porridge
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8.3 /10

1974 – 1977  |  3  Seasons  |  20 Eps

Porridge stars Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale as two inmates at the fictional HMP Slade in Cumberland. “Doing porridge” is British slang for serving a prison sentence, porridge once being the traditional breakfast in UK prisons.
25 – ‘Allo ‘Allo!
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8.4 /10

1982 – 1992  |  9  Seasons  |  85 Eps

In France during World War II, René Artois runs a small café where Resistance fighters, Gestapo men, German Army officers and escaped Allied POWs interact daily, ignorant of one another’s true identity or presence, exasperating René.
24 – Green Wing
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8.4 /10

2004 – 2007  |  2  Seasons  |  18 Eps

Follow new surgical registrar Dr Caroline Todd through her first day at work and beyond, starting out as she means to go on – dishevelled and under-deodorised! Along the way she meets an assortment of bizarre and demented characters. Be prepared for one of the most surreal journeys you’re ever likely to take as you dive into the anarchic world of Green Wing Hospital!
23 – Jeeves and Wooster
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8.4 /10

1990 – 1993  |  4  Seasons  |  23 Eps

STARRING:   Hugh Laurie | Stephen Fry

Bertram “Bertie” Wooster (Hugh Laurie), a well-intentioned, wealthy layabout, has a habit of getting himself into trouble and it’s up to his brilliant valet Jeeves (Stephen Fry) to get him out. Based on the books by P.G. Wodehouse.
22 – Red Dwarf
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8.4 /10

1988 –   |  12  Seasons  |  74 Eps

Three million years after the demise of humanity, third technician Dave Lister awakes aboard the mining ship Red Dwarf. Sentenced to a period of suspended animation for smuggling his pet cat on board, he is joined by just four fellow survivors:
21 – The Inbetweeners
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8.4 /10

2008 – 2010  |  3  Seasons  |  18 Eps

A series about four hopelessly awkward or ignorant teenagers growing up in suburbia. Basically, they just want to get laid. Previously enrolled at a private school where he picked up some snobbish tendencies, Will now attends a public school and desperately latches on to a new set of friends, Simon, Jay and Neil, none of whom are that cool.
20 – The League of Gentlemen
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8.4 /10

1999 – 2017  |  3  Seasons  |  22 Eps

An interweaving narrative chronicling the antics of such diverse characters as: a transgender taxi driver, a family obsessed with hygiene and toads, a fiery reverend, a carnival owner who kidnaps women into marriage, and a xenophobic couple who run a local shop for local people.
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