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1. Doc Martin (2004– )

TV-14 | 46 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.3
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The trials and tribulations of Dr. Martin Ellingham, a socially challenged doctor who moves from London to the picturesque village of Port Wenn in Cornwall.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice, Joe Absolom

Votes: 10,856

2. Shameless (2004–2013)

TV-MA | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.0
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The lives and relationships of a group of siblings and their estranged father Frank Gallagher on a rough Manchester estate.

Stars: David Threlfall, Rebecca Atkinson, Alice Barry, Nicky Evans

Votes: 13,642

3. Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

8.9
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Comedy that follows two brothers from London's rough Peckham estate as they wheel and deal through a number of dodgy deals and search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

Stars: David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Roger Lloyd Pack, Buster Merryfield

Votes: 42,983

4. Agatha Raisin (2014– )

Not Rated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.4
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The Cotswolds-based PR guru turned amateur sleuth returns for a series of comedic murder-mysteries based on the books by M.C. Beaton.

Stars: Ashley Jensen, Matt McCooey, Mathew Horne, Jamie Glover

Votes: 2,265

5. Detectorists (2014–2017)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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The lives of two eccentric metal detectorists, who spend their days plodding along ploughed tracks and open fields, hoping to disturb the tedium by unearthing the fortune of a lifetime.

Stars: Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Rachael Stirling, Gerard Horan

Votes: 9,073

6. Last of the Summer Wine (1973–2010)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

7.0
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Three old men from Yorkshire who have never grown up face the trials of their fellow town citizens and everyday life and stay young by reminiscing about the days of their youth and attempting feats not common to the elderly.

Stars: Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff, Robert Fyfe

Votes: 2,419

7. Fawlty Towers (1975–1979)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.

Stars: John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs, Connie Booth

Votes: 79,450

8. Guilt (2019– )

57 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

7.4
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Two brothers accidentally run over and kill an old man. Despite covering their tracks, their lives start to fall apart when neighbors and relatives of the dead man begin to have doubts about the way he died.

Stars: Mark Bonnar, Ruth Bradley, Jamie Sives, Ellie Haddington

Votes: 821

9. 'Allo 'Allo (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, History, War

8.3
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In France during World War II, Rene 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 Rene.

Stars: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner

Votes: 22,533

10. The Thick of It (2005–2012)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

8.7
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Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs, is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants.

Stars: Chris Addison, James Smith, Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan

Votes: 18,526

11. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

7.9
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A boisterous female minister comes to serve in an eccentricly conservative small town's church.

Stars: Dawn French, James Fleet, Trevor Peacock, Gary Waldhorn

Votes: 10,522

12. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

8.1
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The wild misadventures of Edina Monsoon and her best friend Patsy Stone, who live in a near-constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, June Whitfield

Votes: 17,116

13. QI (2003– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Game-Show

8.6
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A comedy panel game in which being Quite Interesting is more important than being right. Sandi Toksvig is joined each week by four comedians to share anecdotes and trivia, and maybe answer some questions as well.

Stars: Alan Davies, Stephen Fry, Sandi Toksvig, Phill Jupitus

Votes: 28,387

14. As Time Goes By (1992–2005)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Romance

8.1
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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.

Stars: Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Moira Brooker, Philip Bretherton

Votes: 3,559

15. The Royle Family (1998–2012)

45 min | Comedy

8.1
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A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house.

Stars: Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Caroline Aherne, Craig Cash

Votes: 5,910

16. The Young Ones (1982–1984)

410 min | Comedy

8.1
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The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 12,630

17. This Country (2017– )

21 min | Comedy

8.4
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Comedy exploring the lives of young people in modern rural Britain, focusing on cousins Kerry and Kurtan and their lives in the Cotswolds.

Stars: Daisy May Cooper, Charlie Cooper, Paul Chahidi, Trevor Cooper

Votes: 2,221

18. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Arthur Daley (George Cole), a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann (Dennis Waterman) to be his "minder", so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other small-time crooks. While ... See full summary »

Stars: George Cole, Glynn Edwards, Dennis Waterman, Gary Webster

Votes: 1,721

19. British Men Behaving Badly (1992–2014)

45 min | Comedy

7.7
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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.

Stars: Martin Clunes, Caroline Quentin, Leslie Ash, Neil Morrissey

Votes: 6,773

20. Defending the Guilty (2018– )

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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An idealistic, young barrister is shown the ropes by a worldly mentor.

Stars: Hugh Coles, Will Sharpe, Katherine Parkinson, Gwyneth Keyworth

Votes: 421

21. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983–2004)

60 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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Seven British construction workers escape Britain's ever growing dole queues and travel to Germany to work on a site in Düsseldorf. We follow their trials and tribulations of working away from home and away from the women they left behind.

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jimmy Nail, Tim Healy, Kevin Whately

Votes: 2,647

22. Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)

TV-PG | 175 min | Comedy, War

8.8
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Stuck in the middle of World War I, Captain Edmund Blackadder does his best to escape the banality of the war.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 45,466

23. Bread (1986–1991)

70 min | Comedy

6.1
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The Liverpool-based Boswell family are experts at exploiting the system to get by in life. Despite the fact that none of the Boswells are officially employed, they manage to live a fairly ... See full summary »

Stars: Jean Boht, Nick Conway, Jonathon Morris, Kenneth Waller

Votes: 949

24. Blackadder II (1986)

TV-PG | 176 min | Comedy

8.6
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In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson

Votes: 40,482

25. The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)

41 min | Comedy, Crime

7.5
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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.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus, Serena Evans

Votes: 5,651

26. Porridge (1974–1977)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Crime

8.2
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The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system.

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Brian Wilde, Fulton Mackay, Richard Beckinsale

Votes: 5,014

27. Still Open All Hours (2013– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

6.4
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Having inherited the shop from his uncle, it's business as usual for Granville at Arkwright's corner shop.

Stars: James Baxter, Stephanie Cole, Brigit Forsyth, David Jason

Votes: 1,199

28. The Cockfields (2019– )

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Simon's 40th birthday turns into another lovely family weekend back at home when well-meaning relatives get more and more annoying with every passing hour.

Stars: Sue Johnston, Bobby Ball, Joe Wilkinson, Diane Morgan

Votes: 281

29. Dinnerladies (1998–2000)

34 min | Comedy

7.6
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Comedy about the workers in a factory canteen.

Stars: Victoria Wood, Thelma Barlow, Andrew Dunn, Shobna Gulati

Votes: 1,591

30. Mock the Week (2005– )

TV-14 | 29 min | Comedy, Game-Show

7.8
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A comedic look at current events.

Stars: Dara O Briain, Hugh Dennis, Andy Parsons, Ed Byrne

Votes: 7,112

31. They Think It's All Over (1995–2006)

Comedy, Game-Show, Sport

6.7
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Comedy panel quiz show on the theme of sport.

Stars: Rory McGrath, Nick Hancock, Gary Lineker, David Gower

Votes: 1,048

32. Carry on Girls (1973)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

5.7
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Local councillor Sidney Fiddler persuades the Mayor to help improve the image of their rundown seaside town by holding a beauty contest. But formidable Councillor Prodworthy, head of the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Barbara Windsor, Joan Sims, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 2,359

33. Desmond's (1989–1994)

50 min | Comedy

7.7
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Desmond, his non-confirming family and the regulars of his hairdressers in Peckham, London.

Stars: Norman Beaton, Carmen Munroe, Ram John Holder, Gyearbuor Asante

Votes: 574

34. Open All Hours (1976–1985)

30 min | Comedy

7.6
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Arkwright is a tight-fisted shop owner in Doncaster, who will stop at nothing to keep his profits high and his overheads low, even if this means harassing his nephew Granville. Arkwright's ... See full summary »

Stars: Ronnie Barker, David Jason, Lynda Baron, Barbara Flynn

Votes: 4,371

35. Goodnight Sweetheart (1993–2016)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.5
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British sitcom in which an unhappily married man discovers he can time travel back to 1940s war-torn London where he masquerades as an MI5 agent and part-time songwriter whilst courting the local barmaid.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Victor McGuire, Christopher Ettridge, Elizabeth Carling

Votes: 2,182

36. Blackadder the Third (1987)

TV-PG | 180 min | Comedy

8.6
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In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Hugh Laurie, Helen Atkinson Wood

Votes: 38,669

37. Birds of a Feather (1989–2019)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy

6.3
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Comedy series following the lives of sisters Tracey and Sharon who are left to fend for themselves after their husbands are arrested for armed robbery.

Stars: Pauline Quirke, Linda Robson, Lesley Joseph, Alun Lewis

Votes: 1,575

38. Man About the House (1973–1976)

30 min | Comedy

7.2
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One morning after a particularly wild party, Chrissy and Jo wake up to find Robin sleeping in their bath. He needs a place to live, they need a flatmate that can cook, so they decide to let... See full summary »

Stars: Richard O'Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Sally Thomsett, Yootha Joyce

Votes: 1,032

39. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

8.6
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The Right Honorable James Hacker has landed the plum job of Cabinet Minister to the Department of Administration. At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks.

Stars: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds, Diana Hoddinott

Votes: 11,402

40. The Brittas Empire (1991–1997)

30 min | Comedy

7.1
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Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Despite his ambition and good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he's around, despite the best efforts of ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Barrie, Harriet Thorpe, Michael Burns, Tim Marriott

Votes: 2,489

41. Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy

7.7
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A thirty-something year-old man named Harold and his elderly father, Albert, work as rag and bone men (collecting and selling junk). Harold is ambitious and wants to better himself, but his... See full summary »

Stars: Wilfrid Brambell, Harry H. Corbett, Frank Thornton, Tim Buckland

Votes: 2,543

42. Carry on Behind (1975)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

5.6
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Professors Vooshka and Crump decide to visit an archaeological site to study the artifacts there. Lo and behold, it's right next to a caravan site where all manner of people are staying. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Elke Sommer, Kenneth Williams, Bernard Bresslaw, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 2,231

43. Game On (1995–1998)

29 min | Comedy

7.9
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The daily lives of three London flatmates.

Stars: Matthew Cottle, Samantha Womack, Neil Stuke, Tracy Keating

Votes: 1,736

44. Josh (2014– )

30 min | Comedy

6.6
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Sitcom about three old school friends navigating life together with their constantly nearby landlord.

Stars: Josh Widdicombe, Elis James, Beattie Edmondson, Jack Dee

Votes: 717

45. Carry On Up the Khyber (1968)

Not Rated | 88 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.8
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Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond looks after the British outpost near the Khyber Pass. Protected by the kilted Third Foot and Mouth regiment, you would think they were safe. But the Khazi of Kalabar... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Roy Castle

Votes: 4,189

46. Carry on Cleo (1964)

Not Rated | 92 min | Adventure, Comedy, History

6.7
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Two Britons are captured and enslaved by invading Romans and taken to Rome. Hengist Pod creates useless inventions, while Horsa is a brave and cunning fighter. One of their first encounters... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Sidney James, Kenneth Connor, Charles Hawtrey

Votes: 3,776

47. It Ain't Half Hot Mum (1974–1981)

30 min | Comedy, War

7.0
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The comic adventures of a group of misfits who form an extremely bad concert party touring the hot and steamy jungles of Burma entertaining the troops during World War II.

Stars: Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, Donald Hewlett, Don Estelle

Votes: 1,138

48. Scarborough (2019)

30 min | Comedy

5.8
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Follow the lives of a group of residents at a seaside town in North Yorkshire.

Stars: Jason Manford, Catherine Tyldesley, Stephanie Cole, Maggie Ollerenshaw

Votes: 339

49. The Reluctant Landlord (2018– )

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

6.4
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A man reluctantly serves as the proprietor of a pub, which he inherited from his late father.

Stars: Romesh Ranganathan, Sian Gibson, Yasmine Akram, Ceyda Ali

Votes: 473

50. Carry On Cruising (1962)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Captain Crowther's lot is not a happy one! Five of his crew have to be replaced and at such short notice before the voyage begins there isn't much to choose from. Not only does he get the ... See full summary »

Directors: Gerald Thomas, Ralph Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Kenneth Connor, Liz Fraser

Votes: 2,288



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