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In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2009 11:50:59 AM PDT
Thanks for the tip. I'm always interested in good comedy. My info on British comedies are limited being a Yank. However I find it hard to top Rowan Atkinson. I consider him one of the great comic geniuses of the last century.

Posted on May 7, 2009 7:03:13 PM PDT
Are You Being Served
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Benny Hill

Posted on May 9, 2009 5:44:44 PM PDT
BeeTee says:
I love love love Gavin and Stacey. Season one just came out here in the US. Great show!!

Posted on May 9, 2009 6:09:20 PM PDT
The Office
Black Books

Posted on May 11, 2009 4:09:26 PM PDT
Jay Ambler says:
Just saw one of the newer versions of AB FAB. The girls are aging well. Patsy managed to reset her own wrist bone after an osteoporisis break. Still laughing....! Mo Gaffney's still around too. Fave line..."menopause.? they don't believe in that in America".

In reply to an earlier post on May 11, 2009 7:30:47 PM PDT
Sabrina Bush says:
Oh I adore Ab Fab. Those girls crack me up.
I am crazy about Hugh Laurie, so I have to add A Bit of Fry and Laurie.
I always loved Monty Python. The British version of The Office and was more to my liking.

Posted on May 12, 2009 7:52:53 AM PDT
Noel Buckley says:
iN the late 70's the Brits ran a series of competition shows called "It's a Knockout". I would love to see these again.

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 3:25:13 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 27, 2009 8:12:29 AM PDT
Lara Wancea says:
Are You Being Served?
Keeping Up Appearances
Waiting For God
Good Night, Sweetheart
The Vicar of Dibley
Red Dwarf- haven't seen that many of the episodes though
MY brother's favourite- Benny Hill
I also enjoy the british mysteries like Inspector Lynley, Poirot and more
my brother and I like Doctor Who

Posted on Jul 24, 2009 6:38:53 PM PDT
My favorite British comedy is so airy and dry that it's seldom recognized
for the farce that it is: "Masterpiece Theatre," usually has me rolling in
the aisles.

Although the ones featuring Benny Hill are a bit too dry even for my taste.


Posted on Jul 24, 2009 6:50:27 PM PDT
stevign says:
KEEN EDDIE with Mark Valley and the luscious Sienna Miller.

Posted on Jul 27, 2009 7:42:00 AM PDT
richard lester's the bedsitting room, finally to be released on dvd. this featured the peter cook/dudley moore team with some goon show members and future monty pythons involved. brazil stole a lot of ideas from this great satire.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 29, 2009 6:01:13 AM PDT
bernie says:
Blott On The Landscape [DVD] [1985]
DVD ~ David Suchet

I have an all region player from Amazon. This was my first purchase. It was on PBS years ago.
I still watch it periodically.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009 6:02:47 AM PDT
bernie says:
the real discussion board

Posted on Jul 29, 2009 3:01:47 PM PDT
Dave says:
in my opinion there is no better show than chef, starring lenny henry.

dave wilk

Posted on Aug 1, 2009 9:27:55 PM PDT
Most all British comedies but here are the favorites.

The Wives and Mine
Good Neighbors
My Hero
Fawlty Towers!

The wives
Keeping Up Appearances
Are You Being Served?
Waiting For God
As time Goes by

Last of the Summer Wine
Mr. Bean
Open All Hours
'Allo 'Allo

Posted on Aug 2, 2009 7:12:54 AM PDT
Sheila Rosen says:
Great choices!
I Love "2.4 Children"
I bought a region-free DVD player just so I could play those I bought on line
I wish all British shows were region free :)

Posted on Aug 2, 2009 10:58:38 AM PDT
Are You Being Served?
Coupling :) :)

Benny Hill

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2009 11:05:00 AM PDT
are you being served is an all time classic - "are you free?" my favourite line! next to mrs slocum's pussy!

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 2, 2009 11:08:12 AM PDT
love Coupling - when that guy pronounces Helen Mirren - its hilarious!

Posted on Aug 2, 2009 10:30:50 PM PDT
I know that I have only been on one page. But my fav. comedy for its dry humor is DR. WHO. I love David Tennent, he is great. Also I love the Graham Norton show. ( Even though it is a talk show)

Posted on Aug 3, 2009 2:32:46 AM PDT
M. Whorton says:
Benny Hill (I have all 6 volumes 1969-1989 on DVD)
Fawlty Towers

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 16, 2012 10:14:56 PM PST
Melanie Rose says:
Lol, me too. I've got vivid memories of staying up till ungodly hours to watch Red Dwarf on PBS :)

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 1:24:21 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Jan 17, 2012 1:26:28 AM PST
Whale Tart says:
Black Books
BlAcK bOoKs
bLaCk BoOks
and have I mentioned BLACK BOOKS or


My favourite BB episodes are where they cook, get plastered (Last One) and Moo Ma and Moo Pa.
IT Crowd was the "follow up" as in the same writing team moved on to there, also blOOOdeee gOOd especially "Gay'y"
OK, I also own all of Absolutely Fabulous and no, I do not smoke, guilty of enjoying bollie with them though.
Early My Family, just watching now out of loyalty, Nic was just something else.I am not fond of Rowan Atkinson, I see him too much as the British Jim Carrey-ish-ish.

Posted on Jan 17, 2012 3:18:29 AM PST
top 5- comic strip presents, the young ones, the vicar of dibley, mr. bean and 'allo 'allo, with black adder as a close 6th- easy. and even though they are canadian, the kids in the hall with their skits with scott thompson as the queen mum earn a very special mention.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 17, 2012 7:21:39 AM PST
I have never seen that show. I love watching the BBC as well The shows that I liked on there are Graham Norton,now that guy is funny. I also love watching Top Gear. That is another funny one.

Getting into more of BBC I love Dr. Who. I loved David Tennant the best out of all the Dr.'s

The other 2 show that I liked were Torchwood, and PrimeEvil.
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