Common questions

What is the most successful British sitcom of all time?

What is the most successful British sitcom of all time?

Fawlty Towers wrote by John Cleese and Connie Booth, was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975/79. The show was ranked first on a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes drawn up by the British Film Institute and, in 2019, it was named the ‘greatest ever British TV sitcom’ (Radio Times).

What is the number one British comedy?


No. Title Years broadcast
1 Only Fools and Horses 1981-2003
2 Blackadder 1983-1989
3 The Vicar of Dibley 1994-2007
4 Dad’s Army 1968-1977

Are there any British sitcoms?

Only Fools and Horses, one of the most successful of all British sitcoms, began in 1981 and was the most durable of several series written and created by John Sullivan. Other shows such as ‘Allo ‘Allo!

How many British sitcoms are there?

The British Sitcom Guide Below is a comprehensive list of over 800 British sitcoms, listed alphabetically. 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).

What is the number 1 show on Netflix right now?

The Top 10 Most Popular TV Shows on Netflix Right Now

  • Gabby’s Dollhouse.
  • The Defeated.
  • Bake Squad.
  • Family Reunion.
  • The Chair.
  • Outer Banks.
  • Cocomelon.
  • All American.

Where can I watch British sitcoms?

Let us guide the way.

  • Acorn TV. Remarkably affordable compared to many of its peers, Acorn TV has long been one of the most prominent brands for Anglophiles.
  • BritBox.
  • BFI Player Classics.
  • PBS.
  • Netflix.
  • The Criterion Channel.
  • HBO Max.
  • Sundance Now.

What is the longest running sitcom in the UK?

Last of The Summer Wine
The UK’s Last of The Summer Wine (BBC) finished in 2010 after 37 years and 31 series (every episode written by Roy Clarke, the world’s most prolific writer of sitcoms).

What are some of the best comedy TV series?

Mozart in the Jungle is as whimsical as its title suggests.

  • The Boys.
  • A Very English Scandal.
  • Transparent.
  • Homecoming.
  • Undone.
  • The Tick.
  • The Man in the High Castle.
  • The Expanse.
  • Sneaky Pete.
  • What shows are on BritBox?

    Classic British shows available from BritBox include the original version of The Office, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Absolutely Fabulous, Miss Marple, Inspector Morse, Prime Suspect, Cracker and more. Current episodes of British dramas and soaps will be available as…

    Who are some famous British comedians?

    Some of the best known British film comedy stars include Will Hay, George Formby, Norman Wisdom, Alec Guinness, Peter Sellers and the Monty Python team.

    Who are the stand up comedians?

    The founders of modern American stand-up comedy include Moms Mabley, Jack Benny, Bob Hope, George Burns, Fred Allen, Milton Berle and Frank Fay all of whom came from vaudeville or the Chitlin’ Circuit. They spoke directly to the audience as themselves, in front of the curtain, known as performing “in one”.