What are the best British comedy TV shows?

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    #1Fawlty Towers

    Fawlty Towers

    Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom that initially aired on BBC in September 1975. It has 12 episodes, starring John Cleese, Prunella Scales, and Andrew Sachs. The incompetent hotel owner always causes trouble in the company.

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    David Watkins
    Written on June 8, 2018
    "This is my favorite british comedy of all time. I've always gone back to it over the years."
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    #2The Office

    The Office

    The Office is a British sitcom directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, starring Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook, and Lucy Davis (II). It premiered on BBC in July 2001. This TV series has an American version.

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    Crystal Robinson
    Written on June 16, 2018
    "This is one of my favorite British tv shows. I've known so many people that watch and like this series. The UK version is definitely different than the US version, but in a good way!"
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    #3Peep Show

    Peep Show

    Peep Show is a British TV series with 54 episodes starring David Mitchell, Robert Webb, and Olivia Colman. It premiered in September 2003 on Channel 4. It is about the daily struggles of two friends with more than 20 roommates.

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    Ryan Hart
    Written on June 16, 2018
    "One of my favorite shows of all time, along with Supernatural, and Big Bang Theory. I have seen each series and could watch them all over again. I love that I can jump into any series/episode and I'll want to watch until the end. I just went to watch on Netflix and my heart stopped when I saw it was no longer available to stream. What would I do without Mark and Jez in my life?"
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    #4The IT Crowd

    The IT Crowd

    The IT Crowd is British TV sitcom directed by Graham Linehan, starring Chris O'Dowd and Richard Ayoade. It aired on Channel 4 [UK] from 2006-2013. The IT head- Jen is clueless about technology.

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    #5The Inbetweeners

    The Inbetweeners

    The Inbetweeners is a British comedy sitcom with 18 episodes starring Simon Bird, Joe Thomas, James Buckley, and Blake Harrison. It aired on E4 from 2008-2010 and won the "The Outstanding Contribution to British Comedy" award in 2011.

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    Daniel Anderson
    Written on June 26, 2018
    "The Inbetweeners is probably the best British comedy TV show. It's very witty and I could watch it all day long. Lots of laughs."
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    #6Absolutely Fabulous

    Absolutely Fabulous

    Absolutely Fabulous is a British satirical comedy created by Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French that aired on BBC from 2011-2012. It is about two obnoxious middle-aged women and their dark humor that pertains to the hypocrisy of modern society.

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    Christina Stephens
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "The link leads to a boxed set of DVDs of this TV show. The page also reveals that this TV show gets 4.7 stars and is extremely well-liked by 85% of the people who reviewed it. The plot description certainly sounds interesting. I don't know much about British TV comedy, so I will trust all the people who love it and accept that it is one of the best British comedy TV shows."
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    Blackadder is a British comedy TV series co-written by and starring Rowan Atkinson. It has 24 episodes and originally aired on BBC in 1980. Prince Edmund the Black Adder desperately wants to steal the crown from his father and brothers.

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    Eric Black
    Written on June 13, 2018
    "i WOULD RATE IT VERY HIGH SAY A 4.5 BASED ON THE REVIEWS .IT IS A PRECURSOR OF mR. BEAN ANOTHER bRITISH COMEDT iF YOU LIKE DRY WIT , THIS IS is a perfect coemdy for it. Most reraders of amazon commentators concur"
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    #8The Thick of It Season 4

    The Thick of It Season 4

    The Thick of It: Season 4 is a British TV series directed by Armando Iannucci, starring Roger Allam, Vincent Franklin, and Geoffrey Streatfeild. It has 23 episodes and originally aired on BBC Four in 2005.

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    Amy Foster
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "I feel like this series is a bit of a catch 22. The first series is okay, the second is fantastic, third is great, but by the time we get to four it's back to just okay. There are better options out there for british comedy."


Best What are the best British comedy TV shows
1Fawlty TowersTV Shows 10 Paid
2The OfficeTV Shows 9 Paid
3Peep ShowTV Shows 6 Paid
4The IT CrowdTV Shows 6 Paid
5The InbetweenersTV Shows 5 Paid
6Absolutely FabulousTV Shows 3 Paid
7BlackadderTV Shows 3 Paid
8The Thick of It Season 4TV Shows 1 Paid

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