January 24th is Global Belly Laugh Day so, in honour of the occasion, here is an A-Z of my favourite British sitcoms.
A is for... The Aliens
Aliens ('morks') crashed into the Irish Sea back in the 1970s. The UK gives them exactly the welcome you'd expect - herding them into a walled ghetto and employing border guards to man the checkpoints. The show follows one of the latter finding out that he is actually half-Mork...
B is for... Blackadder
They're all great, but Blackadder III is definitely my favourite, especially when Baldrick comes up with one of his cunning plans.
C is for... Cuckoo
D is for... The Vicar of Dibley
For something that now seems so cosy and traditional, it's sobering to think that the Church of England had only ordained its first women vicars months before it aired.
E is for... The Brittas Empire
F is for... Father Ted
G is for... One Foot In The Grave
When it comes to pessimistic cyncism, nobody comes close to beating Victor Meldrew.
H is for... Bless This House
I is for... The Inbetweeners
J is for... [Jim and] The Royle Family
K is for... Keeping Up Appearances
L is for... The Thin Blue Line
Ben Elton at his family friendly best. Click HERE for all my favourite Inspector Grimm quotes.
M is for... George and Mildred
N is for... Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights
O is for... On the Buses
My favourite. It's so awfully of its time but I love it anyway!
P is for... Porridge
The less said about the modern day sequel, the better.
Q is for... Quacks
R is for... Red Dwarf
Absolute classic about the last human and his hopeless travels through space... I counted down my top ten episodes HERE.
S is for... Steptoe and Son
T is for... TLC
U is for... Upstart Crow
No British comedy list can ever have too much Ben Elton.
V is for... Vicious
What happens after the Happily Ever After? Decades of sniping at each other. :)
W is for... Jeeves and Wooster
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie are just so perfectly cast.
X is for... Essex (and Barry!)
Y is for... Yes, Minister
And Yes, Prime Minister, of course!
Z is for... z*x$%! AKA, every other word of The Thick Of It
What is your favourite Britcom? Let me know in the comments! :)
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