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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: 10,354

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: 13,419

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 as they search for the big score that'll make them millionaires.

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

Votes: 41,934

4. 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: 8,537

5. '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: 22,272

6. 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: 17,980

7. 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: 2,359

8. 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: 77,751

9. 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: 10,259

10. Coupling (2000–2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Romance

8.5
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Six best friends talk about all aspects of sex and relationships on their never-ending quest to find true love.

Stars: Jack Davenport, Gina Bellman, Sarah Alexander, Kate Isitt

Votes: 40,684

11. Minder (1979–1994)

60 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.8
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Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his 'minder', so Terry can protect him (Arthur) from other, small-time, crooks. While Terry is trying his hardest to... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,665

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: 16,854

13. 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: 5,690

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 and Lionel, whose paths cross again by happenstance.

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

Votes: 3,476

15. 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, Bill Bailey

Votes: 28,002

16. 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: 6,625

17. 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: 12,434

18. 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: 2,593

19. Drop the Dead Donkey (1990–1998)

Comedy

7.9
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Political satire about television news company Globe Link and it's team of workers such as anchors Henry and Sally reporter damien editor Dave execs George and Helen assistant joy and manager gus hedges

Stars: Neil Pearson, Jeff Rawle, David Swift, Stephen Tompkinson

Votes: 1,153

20. 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: 2,126

21. 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: 44,457

22. 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: 4,866

23. 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: 39,649

24. 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: 5,543

25. 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: 11,063

26. Bottom (1991–1995)

30 min | Comedy

8.2
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Two perpetually bored and broke flatmates waste their days in a futile struggle to get laid, earn cash, and not kill one another.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Steven O'Donnell, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 10,926

27. 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: 2,293

28. 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: 37,899

29. 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: 4,242

30. 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: 896

31. 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: 1,488

32. Carry On Constable (1960)

86 min | Comedy

6.3
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With a flu epidemic running rife, three new bumbling recruits are assigned to Inspector Mills police station. With help from Special Constable Gorse, they manage to totally wreck the ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Eric Barker, Kenneth Connor

Votes: 1,951

33. Steptoe and Son (1962–2016)

TV-PG | 45 min | Comedy

7.8
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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: 2,459

34. 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: 1,107

35. Rising Damp (1974–1978)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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Popular sitcom set in a seedy bedsit lorded over by the mean, vain, boastful, cowardly and racist landlord Rigsby. In each episode, his conceits are debunked by his long suffering tenants.

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Don Warrington, Frances de la Tour, Richard Beckinsale

Votes: 1,972

36. 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: 1,665

37. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

8.6
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James Hacker was propelled along the corridors of power to the very pinnacle of politics - Number 10.

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

Votes: 8,409

38. Carry On Matron (1972)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Crime

6.2
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A gang of thieves plan to make their fortune by stealing a shipment of contraceptive pills from Finisham maternity hospital. They assume disguises and infiltrate the hospital, but ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,455

39. 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: 3,681

40. 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: 1,542

41. 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: 2,386

42. Carry On Nurse (1959)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Set in Haven Hospital where a certain men's ward is causing more havoc than the whole hospital put together. The formidable Matron's debut gives the patients a chill every time she walks ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Kenneth Williams, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor, Shirley Eaton

Votes: 2,271

43. Adult Babies (2017)

84 min | Horror

4.1
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Three family members break into a remote country house to recover secret documents, but discover a cult of wealthy adults dressed as babies inside with sexy "nurses" as their caretakers.

Director: Dominic Brunt | Stars: Kurtis Lowe, Andrew Dunn, Andy Abrahams, Dominic Brunt

Votes: 385

44. 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: 563

45. 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: 2,186

46. The Goodies (1970–1982)

30 min | Comedy

7.7
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The Goodies are a three man agency whose brief is to do 'anything, anytime'. This gave the series carte blanche to do whatsoever it pleased, with a cartoon-like surrealism and a heavy ... See full summary »

Stars: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, Bill Oddie, Corbet Woodall

Votes: 1,241

47. Spitting Image (1984–1996)

25 min | Comedy

7.4
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A satire show using puppets that are charicatures of major public figures.

Stars: Steve Nallon, Kate Robbins, Chris Barrie, Jon Glover

Votes: 1,803

48. Carry on Dick (1974)

91 min | Adventure, Comedy

6.0
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Dick Turpin is terrorising the countryside around Upper Dencher. Captain Fancey and Sergeant Jock Strapp plan to put an end to his escapades, and enlist the help of the Reverend Flasher. ... See full summary »

Director: Gerald Thomas | Stars: Sidney James, Kenneth Williams, Barbara Windsor, Hattie Jacques

Votes: 2,204

49. On the Up (1990–1992)

30 min | Comedy

7.5
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Self-made millionaire Tony Carpenter struggles his way through life, dealing with a snooty wife, troublesome daughter, opinionated mother and quirky domestic staff.

Stars: Dennis Waterman, Sam Kelly, Joan Sims, Jenna Russell

Votes: 130

50. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (1976–1979)

30 min | Comedy

7.9
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Disillusioned after a long career at Sunshine Desserts, Perrin goes through a mid-life crisis and fakes his own death. Returning in disguise after various attempts at finding a 'new life', ... See full summary »

Stars: Leonard Rossiter, Pauline Yates, John Barron, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 1,470



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