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Top Ten British Sitcoms (Without Steptoe)

Postby here'syourshovel » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:13 pm

We all know Steptoe an son is the greatest British sitcom, but what are your top ten with Steptoe excluded?

Here's mine

1 The Royle family
2 Only fools and Horses
3 The League of Gentlemen
4 I'm Alan Partridge
5 Fawlty Towers
6 Blackadder
7 Peep show
8 Father Ted
9 The Young ones
10 Allo Allo

also mentions for

The Mighty Boosh
Porridge
Whatever happened to the likely lads
Operation good guys
Phoenix nights
The Office
Bottom


I Still need to check out Dads Army, but get the feeling from the odd bits of episodes i've seen that i'll love it.

And i think i'd like to get round to watching It aint half hot mum sometime, (never seen an episode of that)
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Re: Top Ten British Sitcoms (Without Steptoe)

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Tue Mar 19, 2013 10:06 am

Good list! :P

I too like the Mighty Boosh which is totally different from the usual and a bit surreal which I like, and who doesn't like the Young Ones not to mention Bottom as you mentioned which is hilarious slapstick. The 80's like the 60's, 70's had a glut of classic comedies but the 90's and the 00's were a bit sparse for my liking with the best I think being Red Dwarf (88 to present) Detectives, Goodnight Sweetheart, Britas Empire, Not going out, Vicar of Dibley and so on. The gems are out there it's just where to find them amongst the usual pap served as comedy as before the classics like Steptoe were on the surface for all to see we've just got to dig a little deeper now to find them. :P
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Re: Top Ten British Sitcoms (Without Steptoe)

Postby Dirty Old Yank » Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:27 pm

If sketch comedy counts, in no particular order...

Blackadder
Rising Damp
Fawlty Towers
Black Books
Father Ted
The Young Ones
The Goon Show
Spaced
Absolutely Fabulous
Monty Python

Haven't seen Benny Hill in ages, would add him to the list if only to annoy the "politically correct". Mustn't forget The Ken Dodd Show, all those chorus girls doing high kicks. Are You Being Served and Vicar of Dibley have some brilliant bits too.
Looking forward to others but it's becoming prohibitively expensive. Or they're not available region 1. Where's the sense in that? The complete Black Books (3 discs) is now selling for $200 in the states, one disc costs $80.
It's utter madness.
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Re: Top Ten British Sitcoms (Without Steptoe)

Postby Ilovesteptoe » Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:38 pm

Dirty Old Yank wrote:If sketch comedy counts, in no particular order...

Blackadder
Rising Damp
Fawlty Towers
Black Books
Father Ted
The Young Ones
The Goon Show
Spaced
Absolutely Fabulous
Monty Python

Haven't seen Benny Hill in ages, would add him to the list if only to annoy the "politically correct". Mustn't forget The Ken Dodd Show, all those chorus girls doing high kicks. Are You Being Served and Vicar of Dibley have some brilliant bits too.
Looking forward to others but it's becoming prohibitively expensive. Or they're not available region 1. Where's the sense in that? The complete Black Books (3 discs) is now selling for $200 in the states, one disc costs $80.
It's utter madness.



Love Benny Hill so much. 8) For years as a kid thought why did he run so much, so quickly and assumed he had a bladder condition. In my school and because of Benny there was a spate of Bald men slapping which was frowned upon by the head teacher and was stopped with the threat of detention. Hoping to get the full Benny Hill DVD annual pronto so I can relive those days of yore. :P
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Re: Top Ten British Sitcoms (Without Steptoe)

Postby harold » Tue May 07, 2013 3:55 pm

1.only fools and horses
2.dads army
3.on the buses
4.are you being served
5.sorry
6.it aint half hot mum
7.keeping up appearances
8.vicar of dibley
9.thin blue line
10.up pompeii
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Re: Top Ten British Sitcoms (Without Steptoe)

Postby harryfaversham » Thu May 09, 2013 12:36 pm

Can't believe nobody's mentioned Alf Garnett in any form yet!!!
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