1980s television seen at least once

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1. Don't Wait Up (1983–1990)

30 min | Comedy

Tom Latimer is a young GP, his father Toby is a Harley Street consultant. Tom, in the process of divorcing his wife, sees his newly found bachelor life disrupted when his father leaves his wife, Tom's mother, and moves in with him.

Stars: Nigel Havers, Tony Britton, Dinah Sheridan, Susan Valentine

Votes: 98

2. Hi-de-Hi! (1980–1988)

60 min | Comedy

Comic goings on in this series set in an English holiday camp called Maplins. The title comes from the camp's greeting, which the staff are meant to say with enthusiasm but all too often ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Shane, Ruth Madoc, Jeffrey Holland, Felix Bowness

Votes: 1,214

3. Open All Hours (1976–1985)

30 min | Comedy

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: 4,587

4. Bread (1986–1991)

70 min | Comedy

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: 1,027

5. 'Allo 'Allo! (1982–1992)

45 min | Comedy, History, War

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: 23,107

6. Brush Strokes (1986–1991)

30 min | Comedy

Jacko is a house painter who "appreciates" women. He sees the best in each one of them and they in turn, like him. Will he find true love? Will he settle down as he gets older?

Stars: Karl Howman, Mike Walling, Jackie Lye, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 690

7. Dear John (1986–1987)

45 min | Comedy

John Lacey comes home one evening to discover a letter from his wife (starting with "Dear John" - hence the title) telling him that she is leaving him. Lonely and now divorced, the series ... See full summary »

Stars: Ralph Bates, Peter Blake, Peter Denyer, Rachel Bell

Votes: 391

8. Three Up Two Down (1985–1989)

30 min | Comedy

Comedy series about Nick and Angie, a young married couple, Angie's snobbish mother Daphne, and Nick's cockney father Sam. Much of the humour arises from the fact that the mismatched Daphne... See full summary »

Stars: Angela Thorne, Michael Elphick, Lysette Anthony, Ray Burdis

Votes: 132

9. Sorry! (1981–1988)

30 min | Comedy

A 41 year old man is unable to leave home because of his domineering mother.

Stars: Ronnie Corbett, Barbara Lott, William Moore, Marguerite Hardiman

Votes: 374

10. Just Good Friends (1983–1986)

92 min | Comedy

The series followed the wavering relationship between two ex-lovers, Penny Warrender, a secretary for an advertising firm, and Vincent Pinner, an ex ice cream salesman turned turf ... See full summary »

Stars: Paul Nicholas, Jan Francis, Sylvia Kay, John Ringham

Votes: 782

11. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

Martin Bryce (Richard Briers) is a committee man. He has numerous schemes and committees organized around the neighborhood. He is so obsessive about every detail of everything he does, he ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 889

12. Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

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: 44,763

13. Red Dwarf (1988– )

TV-14 | 30 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf.

Stars: Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn

Votes: 32,070

14. Blackadder (1982–1983)

TV-PG | 195 min | Comedy

In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother.

Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray, Tim McInnerny

Votes: 34,789

15. Blackadder II (1986)

TV-PG | 176 min | Comedy

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: 41,923

16. Blackadder the Third (1987)

TV-PG | 180 min | Comedy

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: 39,963

17. Blackadder Goes Forth (1989)

TV-PG | 175 min | Comedy, War

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: 47,096

18. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)

43 min | Comedy, History

After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

Director: Richard Boden | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry

Votes: 11,817

19. The Young Ones (1982–1984)

410 min | Comedy

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: 13,072

20. Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987– )

204 min | Comedy

A satire about three losers: a failed actor, his sleazy agent, and a permanently drunk bodyguard.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Michael Redfern

Votes: 1,259

21. Colin's Sandwich (1988–1989)

30 min | Comedy

Struggling writer Colin has the unenviable daytime job of listening to the complaints of the public using British Railways.

Stars: Mel Smith, Louisa Rix, Tony Haase, Andrew Robertson

Votes: 106

22. Chelmsford 123 (1988–1990)

30 min | Comedy

Sitcom set in the town of Chelmsford, but in the year AD 123. The show mainly revolves around the power struggle between the newly appointed Roman Governor of Britain, Aulus Paulinus, and the scheming local British chieftain Badvoc.

Stars: Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Philip Pope, Howard Lew Lewis

Votes: 247

23. Ever Decreasing Circles (1984–1989)

30 min | Comedy, Drama

Martin Bryce (Richard Briers) is a committee man. He has numerous schemes and committees organized around the neighborhood. He is so obsessive about every detail of everything he does, he ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan, Stanley Lebor

Votes: 889

24. Only Fools and Horses (1981–2003)

TV-PG | 95 min | Comedy

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: 44,763

25. A Bit of a Do (1989– )

60 min | Comedy, Drama

This series was set in a fictional Yorkshire town and based on the books by David Nobbs, the creator of Reginald Perrin and Henry Pratt. Each episode took place at a different social ... See full summary »

Stars: David Jason, Gwen Taylor, Nicola Pagett, Stephanie Cole

Votes: 151

26. Duty Free (1984–1986)

30 min | Comedy

David and Amy are on holiday in Spain, where they meet Robert and Linda, who are also holidaymakers. David and Linda spend their holiday trying to find some time alone together away from their spouses.

Stars: Keith Barron, Gwen Taylor, Joanna Van Gyseghem, Neil Stacy

Votes: 214

27. The Two of Us (1986–1990)

60 min | Comedy

It's about a young couple living in a basement apartment and the funny things that happen to them and their family.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Janet Dibley, Tenniel Evans, Jennifer Piercey

Votes: 139

28. Slinger's Day (1986– )

30 min | Comedy

Slinger's Day is a British sitcom that aired for two seasons from 1986 to 1987, made by Thames Television for the ITV network. It was a continuation of Tripper's Day, which had originally ... See full summary »

Stars: Bruce Forsyth, Philip Bird, David Kelly, Paul Clarkson

Votes: 50

29. Bottle Boys (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy

David Deacon is a football mad milkman working at Dawsons Diaries, The laughs circle around the fact that he is constantly trying to deliver to the local housewives, and not just dairy ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Askwith, David Auker, Richard Davies, Eve Ferret

Votes: 29

30. Fresh Fields (1984–1986)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

Popular British sitcom about middle-aged suburban couple, William and Hester Field. Hester is suffering 'empty-nest syndrome' after their two children have left home, so she keeps trying to find new hobbies and interests.

Stars: Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers, Ann Beach, Fanny Rowe

Votes: 245

31. Room at the Bottom (1986–1988)

30 min | Comedy

Nesbitt Gunn, failed drama producer, has been moved to the lower reaches of television and now has to face up to life in the quiz game department under the watchful eye of his ruthless and tyrannical boss, Kevin Hughes.

Stars: James Bolam, Keith Barron, Deborah Grant, Richard Wilson

Votes: 6

32. A Very Peculiar Practice (1986–1988)

50 min | Comedy, Drama

The various misadventures of Stephen Daker, a young doctor who works for the health centre of a modern British university.

Stars: Peter Davison, Graham Crowden, Barbara Flynn, David Troughton

Votes: 414

33. Executive Stress (1986–1988)

30 min | Comedy

Caroline Fairchild returns to work as an Editorial Director for Oasis Publishing after spending the last 25 years raising her five children. Her husband, Donald Fairchild works for ... See full summary »

Stars: Penelope Keith, Harry Ditson, Elizabeth Counsell, Mark Caven

Votes: 120

34. Close to Home (1989–1990)

30 min | Comedy

The daily trials and tribulations of vet James Shepherd, his two teenage children, ex wife and his veterinary assistant who dislikes animals.

Stars: Paul Nicholas, Angharad Rees, Jane Briers, Lucy Benjamin

Votes: 18

35. Birds of a Feather (1989–2019)

Not Rated | 75 min | Comedy

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: 1,702

36. In Sickness and in Health (1985–1992)

30 min | Comedy

Alf and Else are getting old, Rita's left home, Else's confined to a wheelchair. Alf must now do battle with the Social Security system.

Stars: Warren Mitchell, Carmel McSharry, Arthur English, Ken Campbell

Votes: 561

37. You Rang, M'Lord? (1988– )

50 min | Comedy

Adventures and misadventures of Lord Meldrum, his family and their servants. Set in 1920's.

Stars: Paul Shane, Jeffrey Holland, Su Pollard, Donald Hewlett

Votes: 2,938

38. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ (1985)

26 min | Comedy, Family

The misadventures of a nerdish teenage boy as recorded in his personal diary.

Stars: Gian Sammarco, Stephen Moore, Bill Fraser, Lindsey Stagg

Votes: 397

39. The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1987)

26 min | Comedy

Continuation of the rites of passage comedy drama about spotty teenager Adrian Mole. Set in the early 1980s, Adrian's mother and father are back together but while they are trying for a ... See full summary »

Stars: Gian Sammarco, Natasha Bell, Su Elliot, Doris Hare

Votes: 128

40. The Two of Us (1986–1990)

60 min | Comedy

It's about a young couple living in a basement apartment and the funny things that happen to them and their family.

Stars: Nicholas Lyndhurst, Janet Dibley, Tenniel Evans, Jennifer Piercey

Votes: 139

41. Clarence (1988– )

30 min | Comedy

Clarence is a myopic delivery man who retires to the countryside, and goes from one mishap to another due to his short-sightedness

Stars: Ronnie Barker, Josephine Tewson, George Ballantine, Richard Caldicot

Votes: 158

42. Bottle Boys (1984–1985)

30 min | Comedy

David Deacon is a football mad milkman working at Dawsons Diaries, The laughs circle around the fact that he is constantly trying to deliver to the local housewives, and not just dairy ... See full summary »

Stars: Robin Askwith, David Auker, Richard Davies, Eve Ferret

Votes: 29

43. Up the Elephant and Round the Castle (1983–1985)

30 min | Comedy

James 'Jim' London becomes a man of property when a relative dies, leaving him the run-down Victorian abode of 17 Railway Terrace, in Elephant and Castle (south London). He's troubled by ... See full summary »

Stars: Jim Davidson, John Bardon, Brian Hall, Sue Nicholls

Votes: 71

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

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

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: 2,520

46. First of the Summer Wine (1988–1989)

30 min | Comedy

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