| Jason Freeman, Comedy. Rhys Thomas, | While their girlfriends try to help them take on more responsibilities the boys seldom respond well and usually end up drinking together. For sure also check out Dangerous Brothers. Gary Webster, 45 min Richard Ayoade, Prunella Scales, For dramas, it is Upstairs, Downstairs. 30 min James Buckley, Eileen Way, Unlike most American sitoms, these shows worked on the assumption that the audience was smart. While Terry is trying his hardest to satisfy ... See full summary », Stars: Donald Hewlett. avg. Paul Ford, British Sitcoms - 1950s, 1960s and 1970s learn by taking a quiz; Online quiz to learn British Sitcoms - 1950s, 1960s and 1970s; Your Skills & Rank. Rodney Bewes, | 12 Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK. See more ideas about british sitcoms, tv programmes, classic tv. Connie Booth. Two hugely successful cop shows took to the air in 1972 and 1973 with 'Special Branch' and 'Van der Valk' (the latter spawning a number one record with its theme tune). Sue Johnston, 30 min Sean Hughes, I grew up watching Fawlty Towers and Dr. Who (Tom Baker's iconic scarf!). I just want to point out that casualty still runs....as casualty. Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. Benny was a very clever writer. Fawlty Towers I loved but got me frustrated because Basil always lost. 45 min There was so much humor back in the 70s and 80s when it came to British comedy. | Jimmy Nail, Stars: British TV in the 70s picked up where the 60s left off especially with great British comedy and some iconic TV … Doon Mackichan, TV-PG Shows like 'Scum' and Dennis Potter's 'Blue Remembered Hills', 'Brimstone and Treacle', 'Singing Detective' and 'Pennies for Heaven'. 95 min We have Bottom on DVD, we used to watch it all the time - it may make an appearance in my 1990s-2000s hub when it's written. Reg Varney, 26 min This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. The show that created the rules. In many respects, there is a lot of continuity with the same stars crossing over without any problems but the 1970s would prove itself to be a stellar decade in British comedy terms. Jack-the-lad bus driver and conductor Stan and Jack enjoy the female employees more than their work and Inspector Blake is relentless in his attempts to make their lives a misery. Bob Grant, Simon Bird, Stars: Jeffrey Holland, Robert Lindsay at his best. Comedy, The Pub Landlord is a small-minded, bullet headed Little Englander whose prejudices mask a surprisingly sensitive, vulnerable and confused man. The fantastic 'Edge of Darkness' starring an intense Bob Peck kept British TV audiences gripped with its tales of nuclear theft. The best written and acted show of all time. Advertisement. British sitcom about a father and son rag-and-bone business in London. Ivy Woodcock, Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. This goes for all the Blackadders, I'd just say this is the best series. Stars: Dermot Morgan, There is a British TV channel called GOLD (Go On Laugh Daily) and it shows British comedy shows all day, every day. Richard Wattis. Robert Powell, Hopefully they're on Netflix or On Demand so I could check them out... Rich, many thanks for your comment - I was less of a Python fan - I got some of the humour and the rest went over my head but I was only about 9 when they were first on TV. Alan Sharpe from Whitehouse, Texas on January 29, 2015: Jools Hogg (author) from North-East UK on April 04, 2013: Amber, thanks for your comment. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career. Atkinson's "Blackadder" series was also a work of brilliance. The 1970s is not a sharp change to the 1960s. Wentworth, B.A. Craig Cash, 6 Dennis Waterman, Doon Mackichan, Stephen Fry, Marsha Fitzalan, 'The Persuaders' saw Roger Moore return after his successful stint as 'The Saint' in The Persuaders; his co-star was Tony Curtis so some Hollywood glamour made this a huge success. | 30 min Eric Sykes and Hattie Jacques play twins. Stars: It was an espionage drama with a bit of edge and written by James Mitchell who went on to write one of the 70s and 80s most popular dramas, 'When The Boat Comes In', a tale of a north-eastern English family making good after the second world war. Two perpetually bored and broke flatmates waste their days in a futile struggle to get laid, earn cash, and not kill one another. Stars: Living in a beautiful old home . Wilfrid Brambell, @ Angela...are you thinking of "The Ghost and Mrs Muir"? Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. Roger Lloyd Pack, Stars: 60 min The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. Frank Windsor, Comedian Sean Hughes is plucked from obscurity and trapped in a TV reconstruction of his Muswell Hill flat, where his everyday bumblings are exposed to the gaze of a studio audience, Stars: A list of British TV and radio comedies and comedy films that debuted in 1970. Lucy Davis, TV-14 Annette Crosbie, Tim Buckland. This page lists in alphabetical order the top 50 British TV sitcoms, as determined by a combination of the results of previous polls, award wins, and BCG's visitor data. Wikipedia shows a BBC miniseries based on the Alexandre Dumas classic The Black Tulip. by markgbullen | created - 31 Jan 2017 | updated - 10 Aug 2018 | Public A list of the greatest British comedy TV shows ever. Been trying to remember for the longest time . One of us! Charlie Cooper, Justin Moorhouse, A. A.J. Few sitcoms are so loaded with laughs as Are You Being Served? 1974 brought 'Within These Walls' a tale of the life inside if a fictional women's prison. Danny John-Jules, 30 min Paul Ritter, 45 min Richard Wilson, During the first season, two children would go through a hole in the fence of a disused airfield and find themselves, as you say, in WW2. Alf must now do battle with the Social Security system. How can I get it to watch it? Stars: Mary, Many thanks for your comment. Stars: The comedic misadventures of Roy, Moss and their grifting supervisor Jen, a rag-tag team of IT support workers at a large corporation headed by a hotheaded yuppie. Ashley Jensen, The series is set in a Hospital in Romford, which is situated over the gates of Hell. I really enjoyed reading this hub. George Camiller, If he's not driving his long suffering wife Margaret crazy with his constant moaning, he's fighting with neighbours. I remember some of their lines, which were pretty good. Sep 24, 2012 September 24th, 2012. Comedy. 30 min Jacki Harding, And also in the 1980s, with now not 3 but 4 terrestrial channels, we got more soap operas - Brookside from Channel 4 which ended in the 1990s and the more dramatic and still popular Eastenders. Sidney James, The Young Ones, Filfhy Rich and Catflap were my favourite. James Bolam, Zara Nutley. Matt Berry, TV-PG Owen Brenman, TV-14 | I am always interested to know what crosses over to Canada - I think I make an assumption, right or wrong, that Canadians 'get' British humour. Tamsin Greig, I hated Benny Hill, but liked The Two Ronnies. Andy Millman (Ricky Gervais) is an actor with ambition and a script. Stars: 'Blackadder' makes its first appearance in 1983 and 'New Statesman' in 1984 but it still appears with the likes of 'Ever Decreasing Circles'. I never wore a scarf like his though (I'm only 5'2" so it would be long than me... a safety risk) :o). Ricky Gervais, Alan Partridge hosts his own chat show on the BBC. TV-PG A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house. Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. 'Upstairs Downstairs' appeared for the first time in 1975 and is still, in my humble opinion, much, much better than the remake. The Two Ronnies is one of my favourite British comedies. They weren't that brave. 1975 was the first year that' Fawlty Towers' was shown and that show is arguably, Britain's greatest comedy. | 36. Flora, thanks as always for your comments. There were comedians immensely funny from all backgrounds of life in England from Warren Mitchell to Lenny Henry to Benny hill, Les Dawson and the very funny David Jason. Can't remember his name, but I think he was British. | I have watched a ton of TV over the course of my life (hence my moniker, “Mr. Jools Hogg (author) from North-East UK on August 13, 2012: Mary, another Benny Hill fan eh? That sounds like a question for the Q&A board rather than this article but the question bears further examination. Derek Fowlds, Till Death Do Us Part because an American comedy. Tony Robinson, Brigit Forsyth, Is this a sitcom or a drama? Anna Karen, | Master Sergeant Bilko, regularly helped by the soldiers at Fort Baxter's motor pool, spends little time performing his duties by constantly trying to obtain money through various get-rich-quick scams and promotions. Stewart Lee, Dave Spikey, 1981 - Kenny Everett TV Show, Only Fools and Horses and Victoria Wood's first foray into screen comedy, 'Wood And Walters'. Blake Harrison, Felicity Montagu, | Clive Dunn, Comedy. Anything with Hattie Jacques in must be good! My brother in law knows all of the scripts off by heart :o). Comedy. Stars: The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. | 180 min Comedy, Family. Stars: Ricky Tomlinson, Vyvyan was the most memorable of The Young Ones, but I was always partial to poor Neil. Comedy, Fantasy, Horror. The 1970s had really carried on where the excellent 1960s dramas had left off with some outstanding drama series like 'Poldark', 'Onedin Line' and 'The Pallisters'. 25 min Did the 1970s have the best British comedies ever? Hilarity ensues as guests try to get value for their Euros. 1970s British TV has a glut of comedy, some good, some not so good but some out and out great. Because there was nothing as anarchic as The Young Ones in the 1980s, it still stands out as one of the best sitcoms, a truly unique comedy and one whose script people of a certain age seem to like to memorise and repeat when an opportunity arises. Terence Alexander, TV-14 Complete List of British Sitcoms Below is a comprehensive list of over 800 British sitcoms, listed alphabetically. | Frank Kelly, Comedy, History, War. We had controversial British comedy TV shows like 'Love Thy Neighbour' (openly racist, it was meant to be ironic but ironic doesn't work in a comedy in the 1970s) and 'Man About The House' (one guy, two girls, lots of sexual innuendo and the possibility of a menage et trois?). Looking back on some of the comedy series, it is amazing that TV stations got away with some of it but we are so glad they did. Wendy Richard, 30 min I adore all the old fashion british comedy series. | It is a shame he could not mix both jobs - we may have gotten more great shows. Ardal O'Hanlon, I used to love Tom Baker as Dr Who and I also loved him in the one episode of Blackadder that he appeared in. There would still be the old favourites (Only Fools & Horses, Eric Sykes, Dick Emery) but they would have to share airtime with' Kevin Turvy Behind The Green Door' and 'Comic Strip Presents'. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life. Timeslip. Not British, but it's so good it could be! Simon Bird, This list may not reflect recent changes . Phil Daniels, Today's Rank--0. 1970's, 1970's ITV Comedy Another sitcom from the London Weekend stable. A ragtag group of Home Guard volunteers prepare for an imminent German invasion during World War II. The misadventures of the staff of a retail floor of a major department store. Gary Bellamy makes the transition from radio phone in show to television travel doc in his Triumph Stag, journeying around the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and meeting people from all walks of life along the way. Harry H. Corbett, Comedy exploring the lives of young people in modern rural Britain, focusing on cousins Kerry and Kurtan and their lives in the Cotswolds. Comedy. Benny Hill's humour is more universal in nature and I like it that he was self-deprecating. The comedy shows from the 1970s have shown that they have longevity. I prefer comedy with words more than the silly bathroom humor that Hill did. :) Catweazle. Peter Kay, Stars: Comedy, Crime, In the never ending, high tech war against crime, Detective Constables Bob Louis and David Briggs are the Scud missiles of the police arsenal of intuition, hunches and inspired guesses... ... See full summary », Stars: Stars: | See more ideas about british sitcoms, sitcom, british comedy. | 10,193 views made by Richard Van Dyk. Peter Capaldi, Chris O'Dowd, 'Within These Walls' was copied later on by the Australian drama, 'Prisoner of Cell Block H'. Gail Louise Stevenson from Mason City on March 09, 2013: The Young Ones were really great. They live together and lead a slightly surreal life, annoying their snobby next-door neighbour Mr Brown and getting into frequent trouble with the ... See full summary », Stars: | Ricky Gervais, This list contains the name of almost every British sitcom broadcast on UK television from the dawn of time to the present day (one-off pilot programmes are not included however). Kevin Eldon, Adrian Edmondson, Hugh Laurie, Jools Hogg (author) from North-East UK on March 09, 2013: Gail, thanks for your comment. I used to love Minder with Terry and Aufer Dailey. Richard Ayoade, Stars: Stars: Phil Silvers, Arthur Lowe, Comedy. Comedy. Holby City is just a spin off series based at the same hospital, Anyone remember a tv comedy about 4 or 5 old men constantly getting into trouble and their wives bailing them out. | It was all a bit saucy and silly but he balanced this, as you say, by being able to laugh at himself. 28 min Leslie Ash, Matthew Holness, Possibly watched it in the 60's, 70's. Wolfy - Cockney Communist with a comedy twist. Steve Coogan, But neither of them had the grit of 'The Sweeney' starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman. Stars: | Richard Marner. Comedy, Crime, Drama, Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his "minder", so Terry can protect him from other small-time crooks. The comedy dominance would continue into the 1980s and beyond. Colditz? Mar 12, 2020 - Explore jon romankiw's board "Classic British Sitcoms /Sitcom charactors" on Pinterest. Michael Troughton, George Cole, Stars: James Smith, Comedy. This hilarious lampoon of British class warfare and stuffy 1970s department stores couldn't have been timed better. Robert Daws. Hi Jools; "Fawlty Towers" was consistantly hilarious. You need to get 100% to score the 36 points available. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Jools Hogg (author) from North-East UK on November 03, 2012: Yveske, many thanks for your comment - we are watching Red Dwarf X on Dave st the moment. Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away. A time when British sitcoms ruled the television schedules and brought tears of joy to millions of viewers. | Matthew Cottle, Shaun Williamson. Voted up and awesome. Harvey Lembeck, John Inman, Doreen Mantle, In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time. Some great memories, thank you and voted up! Stars: The intergenerational divide between the miserly Steptoe and his ambitious son results in comedy, drama and tragedy. Perhaps the same people were in charge and there just wasn't a brave enough spirit to change things completely. Alec Bregonzi. 25 min Who knows why? More and more I think we must be the same, or nearly the same age. George Sewell, | That momentum though didn't really keep rolling until later in the decade. The 1970s comedy shows have shown great longevity and the 1980s also had its fair share of good comedy. Some have not stood the test of time but that's probably because they were 'of their time', for example 'Watching' which was very funny, 'Rab C Nesbit' and 'Red Dwarf', 'One Foot In The Grave' and 'Birds of A Feather' all look like 1980s comedies. In 1979, the BBC completely dominated British TV comedy with only Benny Hill still sustaining his viewing figures. Andrew Sachs, Tracy Keating. There was even a 1970s series set in prison, 'Porridge'. Stars: Alf and Else are getting old, Rita's left home, Else's confined to a wheelchair. Some one-off dramas started to be made, among them 'Lillie' the story of the King's mistress, Lillie Langtry starring Francesca Annis. Either way very funny and with touching moments. Hold on! TV-14 1982 - 'Allo, Allo' at one end of the spectrum and The Young Ones at the other. Comedy. and I've seen a lot of David Attenborough documentary programs. My family went to see Victor Borge an The Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver and I was able to see the aisle from above. ITV didn't really move with the times. | The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. Can Thelma lead... See full summary », Stars: | The daily lives of three London flatmates. Paul Eddington, | Mary Craig from New York on August 13, 2012: All good shows Jooels but from this side of the ocean I have to say Benny Hill was my favorite! A spoof of the well known This Morning With Richard & Judy, by Lee and Herring. Today 's Points. Best 50 British sitcoms ever! No Mrs Browns boys or Ab Fab, democracy -pah!). Best British Drama and Documentary in the 1970s and 1980s. He laughed at everything. Rik Mayall, In another degree of separation, Barbara Flynn had starred in 'A Family At War' a tale of a Liverpool family's experiences of love and loss during the second world war (and not a Scouse accent amongst them!). I loved Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder, and Mr. Bean. Its most popular shows though are its 1970s shows - 'The Good Life', 'To The Manor Born', 'Citizen Smith', 'Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads', 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em', 'Steptoe and Son' and 'Dad's Army' amongst others. Without the crap people seem to love voting for (ie. Jools Hogg (author) from North-East UK on April 12, 2018: I know - I still watch it but it didn't make this article because it's not from the 70s or 80s; it's a very good show though, thanks. | Comedy, Drama. Comedy, Crime. | Christopher Ryan. The 1970s is rich in comedy gold - as well as the sitcoms mentioned above, we had a few spill overs from the 60s like 'For The Love Of Ada', 'Til Dead Us Do Part', 'On The Buses' and 'Nearest and Dearest' as well as some sketch shows like 'The Benny Hill Show' and 'The Two Ronnies'. Morecambe and Wise had switched over to ITV but were never as successful there. Soz", What about.. cats eyes, the gentle touch, Desmond’s, rentaghost, tizzwazz & 321, Dempsey & Makepeace, hi does anyone remember a sketch in a comedy show that had a group of old people with walkie-talkies who go and stop traffic would love to see it again but cant remember the show l know it was british and l cried laughing thanks in advance. Comedy. 410 min | Daisy May Cooper, 30 min Stephen Merchant, Simon Day, | After the Young Ones and its anarchic comedy, British comedy would never be the same again - a new door had been opened for those who dared to go through it. A look at some of the best British TV Shows & Series 1970s and 1980s. I've never heard of most the shows you mention. | I'll give you a brief description of the setting and the premise of the show and you pick the title. 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