The Top 100 Best Ever British Sitcoms – Continued
79 – To the Manor Born
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7.4 /10

1979 – 1981  |  3  Seasons  |  22 Eps

Sitcom about the love-hate relationship between upper-class Audrey fforbes Hamilton and Richard DeVere, the nouveau rich businessman who buys her manor house when she can longer afford to keep it
78 – Goodnight Sweetheart
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7.4 /10

1993 – 1999  |  6  Seasons  |  59 Eps

Gary Sparrow is an ordinary bloke in 1990s Britain, married to the ambitious Yvonne and working as a TV repairman. Then his whole world changes when he stumbles upon a portal to WWII-era London and begins a dual life as an accidental time traveler.
77 – Benidorm
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7.5 /10

2007 – 2018  |  10  Seasons  |  74 Eps

British comedy series following holidaymakers at the Solana Resort in Benidorm. Hilarity ensues as guests try to get value for their Euros.
76 – Shelley
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7.5 /10

1979 – 1983  |  6  Seasons  |  39 Eps

James Shelley, an educated, sardonic, permanently unemployed “professional freelance layabout,” has many battles with authority, the tax-man, his landlady, and his girlfriend Fran.
75 – Watching
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7.5 /10

1987 – 1993  |  7  Seasons  |  56 Eps

Watching is a sitcom set in Merseyside, with Brenda coming from Liverpool and Malcolm coming from Meols on the Wirral. Quiet biker Malcolm, who lived with his domineering mother, was accompanied on his birdwatching trips by loud scouser Brenda, who was forced to ride in his sidecar.
74 – My Family
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7.5 /10
2000 – 2011  |  11  Seasons  |  121 Eps
My Family is about the life of the Harpers, a fictional middle-class English family, who live in 78 Lancaster Road, Chiswick, London. Ben, a dentist, and Susan, a tour guide who later works for an art gallery, have three children, Nick, Janey and Michael, all of whom cause problems in their own way. While Susan is a control freak, Ben prefers to leave the children to it and tries not to get involved.
73 – Gimme Gimme Gimme
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7.5 /10

1999 – 2001  |  3  Seasons  |  19 Eps

A sitcom about two dreamy London roommates: gay unemployed actor Tom Farrell, whose career is going nowhere; and Linda La Hughes, who is about as attractive as a 100-year-old nun, yet has delusions that she is gorgeous and will start a grand romance sometime soon.
72 – The Thin Blue Line
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7.5 /10

1995 – 1996  |  2  Seasons  |  14 Eps

Various mishaps at a police station in an English town. The main character is the anachronistic, yet charming and funny Inspector Fowler. CID foil to Fowler, Inspector Grim is a bumbling, seething idiot.
71 – Rab C. Nesbitt
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7.5 /10
1990 – 2011  |  10  Seasons  |  67 Eps
BBC comedy series about Rab C. Nesbitt, a drunken, string vested layabout who lives with his long suffering wife Mary and his two sons in the working class area of Govan in Glasgow. When he’s not getting drunk with his pals that include the devious, womanizing Jamesie Cotter. He’s offering his philosophical outlook on life to whoever will listen.
70 – Sean’s Show
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7.6 /10

1992 – 1993  |  2  Seasons  |  14 Eps

Sean’s Show was a United Kingdom television situation comedy broadcast on Channel 4. Stand-up comedian Sean Hughes co-wrote and starred as a fictionalised version of himself, aware of the fact he was living in a sitcom.
69 – Time Gentlemen Please
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7.6 /10

2000 – 2002  |  2  Seasons  |  14 Eps

The Pub Landlord’s rules are a pint for the fella and a glass of white wine or fruit based drink for the lady. It might be the 21st century but the landlord’s gaff is the last bastion of all things normal. He ain’t interested in change. It’s just the way things are, and don’t you or anybody else go questioning it.
68 – Pie in the Sky
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7.6 /10

1994 – 1997  |  5  Seasons  |  40 Eps

DI Crabbe retires from the police force after being shot and sets up his own restaurant. However, his ex-boss, Assistant Chief Constable Fisher constantly calls Crabbe back on duty.
67 – Keep It in the Family
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7.6 /10

1980 – 1983  |  5  Seasons  |  31 Eps

Keep It in the Family is a British sitcom that aired for five series between 1980 and 1983. It is about a likable and mischievous cartoonist, Dudley Rush. Also featured were Dudley’s wife, Muriel and their two daughters, Jacqui and Susan. Dudley’s literary agent, Duncan Thomas, was also featured.
66 – Dear John
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7.6 /10

1986 – 1987  |  2  Seasons  |  14 Eps

This sitcom’s title refers to letters – known as “Dear John” letters – from girls to their boyfriends breaking off a relationship. John discovers in the opening episode that his wife is leaving him for a friend, and he is forced to find lodgings. In desperation, he attends the 1-2-1 Singles Club and finds other members mostly social misfits.
65 – Open All Hours
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7.6 /10

1976 – 1985  |  4  Seasons  |  25 Eps

Arkwright is a miserly and eccentric shopkeeper with a stammer, who longs to marry his lifelong love Nurse Gladys. He runs a small town grocery store along with his errand boy and nephew, Granville and a particularly dangerous till.
64 – Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em
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7.6 /10

1973 – 1978  |  3  Seasons  |  23 Eps

Join Frank Spencer – the most hapless, clumsy and downright irritating man you could meet! Together with his long-suffering wife, Betty (who looked on the verge of a nervous breakdown), he got himself into all sorts of trouble which included situations such as hanging from a car suspended over a cliff! What’s more, Michael Crawford did all his own stunts!
63 – W1A
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7.7 /10

2014 – 2020  |  3  Seasons  |  15 Eps

The follow-up to ‘Twenty Twelve’ as Ian Fletcher takes up the position of ‘Head of Values’ at the BBC. His task is to clarify, define, or re-define the core purpose of the BBC across all its functions and to position it confidently for the future, in particular for Licence Fee Renegotiation and Charter Renewal in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
62 – Twenty Twelve
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7.7 /10

2011 – 2012  |  2  Seasons  |  13 Eps

Comedy series following the personal and professional challenges faced by those responsible for delivering the biggest show on earth, as the Olympic Deliverance team try to get through to the end of the day, the end of the week and the end of the year without all the wheels falling off at once.
61 – Men Behaving Badly
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7.7 /10

1992 – 1998  |  7  Seasons  |  45 Eps

Two early thirties best friends live together while having completely different personalities. While their girlfriends try to help them take on more responsibilities the boys seldom respond well and usually end up drinking together.
60 – The Goodies
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7.7 /10

1970- 1982  |  9  Seasons  |  76 Eps

With their motto “We do any job, anytime” The Goodies find themselves doing just that. Although they usually find themselves only asked to perform one particular job per episode
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