Best British Comedy Series

by paskrit | created - 14 May 2018 | updated - 8 months ago | Public

A list of what I think are some of the best british comedy series.

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1. The Catherine Tate Show (2004–2009)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

Sketches by Catherine Tate and her comedy troupe.

Stars: Catherine Tate, Mathew Horne, Niky Wardley, Derren Litten

Votes: 3,304

2. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy

The wild misadventures of Edina "Eddy" Monsoon (Jennifer Saunders) and her best friend Patsy Stone (Joanna Lumley), who live in a nearly constant haze of drugged, drunken selfishness.

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

Votes: 17,283

3. Let Them Eat Cake (1999)

30 min | Comedy, History

It's 1782 and welcome to the fabulous Palace of Versailles, France. Outside the gates, the peasants are on the verge of revolting (already well past vile), whilst inside lives one of the ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Adrian Scarborough, Lucy Punch

Votes: 622

4. This Is Jinsy (2010– )

30 min | Comedy, Musical

The series follows Arbiter Maven (Justin Chubb) (the seventeenth Arbiter and "Wearer of the Hat") and Operative Sporall (Chris Bran) (nice hair and "Wearer of the Beige Suit") as they keep ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Bran, Justin Chubb, Geoffrey McGivern, Alice Lowe

Votes: 670

5. You, Me and the Apocalypse (2015)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

When a group of ordinary people learn that an eight-mile-wide comet is on a collision course with Earth, they hunker beneath the town of Slough to watch the end of the world on television.

Stars: Mathew Baynton, Jenna Fischer, Joel Fry, Gaia Scodellaro

Votes: 6,664

6. The Wrong Mans (2013–2014)

29 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

From actor/writer duo James Corden and Mathew Baynton, The Wrong Mans series centers on Sam Pinkett and Phil Bourne, office workers for Berkshire County Council, who have their menial ... See full summary »

Stars: Mathew Baynton, James Corden, Sarah Solemani, Dawn French

Votes: 6,303

7. Murder Most Horrid (1991–1999)

30 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Dawn French stars in this dark and twisted comedy series, in which she plays a different character embroiled in murder, in each hilarious episode.

Stars: Dawn French, Paul Mark Elliott, Soo Drouet, Henry Naylor

Votes: 442

8. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2015)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

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: 10,655

9. Crazyhead (2016)

60 min | Comedy, Horror

Amy and Raquel attempt to navigate their way through the choppy waters of their early twenties whilst simultaneously kicking the ass of some seriously gnarly demons. What could possibly go wrong?

Stars: Cara Theobold, Susan Wokoma, Lewis Reeves, Tony Curran

Votes: 3,919

10. Good Omens (2019)

TV-MA | 60 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A tale of the bungling of Armageddon features an angel, a demon, an eleven-year-old Antichrist, and a doom-saying witch.

Stars: David Tennant, Michael Sheen, Frances McDormand, Sam Taylor Buck

Votes: 47,360

11. Black Books (2000–2004)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

Bernard Black runs a book shop, though his customer service skills leave something to be desired. He hires Manny as an employee. Fran runs the shop next door. Between the three of them many adventures ensue.

Stars: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig, Paul Beech

Votes: 51,533

12. Moone Boy (2012–2015)

TV-14 | 23 min | Comedy

Martin Moone is a young boy who relies on the help of his imaginary friend Sean to deal with the quandaries of life in a wacky small-town Irish family circa 1990.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, David Rawle, Deirdre O'Kane, Peter McDonald

Votes: 5,129

13. Miranda (2009–2015)

30 min | Comedy

Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and especially when she's around her crush Gary.

Stars: Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis, Sarah Hadland

Votes: 11,849

14. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

The comedic misadventures of Roy, Moss and their grifting supervisor Jen, a rag-tag team of IT support workers at a large corporation headed by a hotheaded yuppie.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

Votes: 124,999

15. Horrible Histories (2009–2019)

28 min | Comedy, Family, History

A group of British comedians show the sides of history they don't teach you in school. From the 'Savage Stone Age' to the 'Troublesome 20th Century', you see the full side to history.

Stars: Jim Howick, Simon Farnaby, Mathew Baynton, Martha Howe-Douglas

Votes: 3,595

16. Yonderland (2013–2016)

22 min | Comedy, Fantasy

In a far away land hidden in her cupboard Debbie must fulfill her duties as the chosen one and save Yonder Land.

Stars: Mathew Baynton, Simon Farnaby, Martha Howe-Douglas, Jim Howick

Votes: 1,176

17. The Life and Times of Vivienne Vyle (2007– )

Comedy

Revolving around the life of Vivienne Vyle, a daytime TV presenter/agony aunt in the mold of Trisha, the show focuses on not only the problems of her guests but the problems Vivienne faces herself in regards to her love and home life.

Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Miranda Richardson, Conleth Hill, Jason Watkins

Votes: 371

18. Spaced (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 25 min | Action, Comedy

Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Votes: 48,002

19. Crashing (2016– )

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy

A comedy series following the lives of six 20- and 30-somethings living together as property guardians of a large, disused hospital.

Stars: Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jonathan Bailey, Julie Dray, Louise Ford

Votes: 9,247

20. Yes Minister (1980–1984)

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy

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: 11,593

21. Yes, Prime Minister (1986–1987)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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: 8,864

22. French and Saunders (1987– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode featured satire on British life, television, and parodies on big ... See full summary »

Stars: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron

Votes: 2,838

23. Suburban Shootout (2006– )

22 min | Comedy, Crime

Little Steppington is a small suburb that should be calm, cozy and quiet. But it is not lucky with its inhabitants. Instead of quietly killing time knitting, they kill each other. Vegetable... See full summary »

Stars: Anna Chancellor, Felicity Montagu, Amelia Bullmore, Rachael Blake

Votes: 507

24. Blandings (2013–2014)

30 min | Comedy

Blandings Castle is dysfunction junction, the home of a chaotic family struggling to keep itself in order. Clarence Threepwood, Ninth Earl of Emsworth and master of Blandings Castle, yearns... See full summary »

Stars: Timothy Spall, Jennifer Saunders, Jack Farthing, Tim Vine

Votes: 970

25. Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993)

TV-PG | 55 min | Comedy

Bertram Wooster, a well-intentioned, wealthy layabout, has a habit of getting himself into trouble and it's up to his brilliant valet, Jeeves, to get him out.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Robert Daws, Richard Dixon

Votes: 11,340

26. Kröd Mändoon and the Flaming Sword of Fire (2009)

TV-14 | 30 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

Monty Python meets The Princess Bride (1987) in this Comedy Central original series. Follow Kröd Mändoon (Sean Maguire) and his band of ineffectual freedom fighters as they fight evil and save the world.

Stars: Sean Maguire, Matt Lucas, Kevin Hart, India de Beaufort

Votes: 2,918

27. Psychoville (2009–2011)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

A group of seemingly unrelated strangers all receive a mysterious note stating "I know what you did", which sends their lives into a downward spiral.

Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Steve Pemberton, Daniel Kaluuya, Daisy Haggard

Votes: 6,022

28. Ghosts (2019– )

30 min | Comedy, Fantasy

A group of spirits restlessly squabble in an abandoned country home.

Stars: Lolly Adefope, Jim Howick, Charlotte Ritchie, Kiell Smith-Bynoe

Votes: 2,228

29. Dirk Gently (2010–2012)

58 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

Holistic detective Gently relies on the universe to unravel mysteries based on the 'interconnectedness of all things'.

Stars: Stephen Mangan, Darren Boyd, Lisa Jackson, Jason Watkins

Votes: 2,696



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