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Your Favorite British Comedy


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Posted on Jan 18, 2012, 3:59:03 PM PST
Are you being Served? (excellent cast!)
Fawlty Towers
Monty Python's Flying Circus
Mr. Bean
Black Adder
The Young One's
Doctor Who (especially Tom Baker's last few seasons before his last. He is the best Doctor and David Tennant is NO competition! Diehard "Who" fans know this though.)

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Posted on Jan 20, 2012, 7:13:01 AM PST
The IT Crowd: Complete Collection of 4 Seasons

Posted on Feb 24, 2012, 6:20:25 AM PST
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Hilarious British Comedy I stumbled upon in Netflix.

Black Books

Posted on Feb 25, 2012, 9:24:37 PM PST
Joe Movie says:
It ain,t half hot mum
Are you being served.
Dads Army.

Three good honest British shows all different but carrying on the tradition that these shows help instigate.They followed the earlier efforts like On the Buses and the Carry on series. The daddy of all British comedy shows was undoubtedly Fawlty Towers unsurpassed and unmatched in terms of wit and cleverness.One for the ages.

Posted on Feb 27, 2012, 1:12:07 PM PST
K. J. Hart says:
Black Adder
Father Ted
Butterflies

Posted on Sep 21, 2016, 9:30:12 AM PDT
Are You Being Served?
Red Dwarf
The Vicar of Dibley

Posted on Sep 21, 2016, 3:37:00 PM PDT
AJA says:
The Thick of It--A black comedy both satirical and farcical, it offers an inside glimpse of politics. Produced one of the best TV characters ever, Malcolm Tucker (played by Peter Capaldi), the extremely profane, alarmingly manic Darth Vader of political spin doctors. Armando Iannucci, the creator, writer, and director, would subsequently cross the pond and create Veep, the critically acclaimed HBO series which, like TTOI, is a political comedy.

People Like Us, Twenty Twelve, and W1A--three mockumentary series, all created by John Morton. The first series followed a seemingly ordinary person through his/her daily routine. The second focused on a committee prepping London for the 2012 Olympics. The third took a couple of characters from Twenty Twelve post-Olympics as they took on jobs at the BBC headquarters.

Getting On--A black comedy which takes place at a NHS geriatric ward. The three principal actresses--Joanna Scanlan, Jo Brand, and Vicki Pepperdine--also wrote all of the episodes. An American remake, which aired on HBO, is also very good.

A Very Peculiar Practice--Peter Davison stars as a young naive doctor assigned to the health center of a university where he discovers his biggest problems are with his colleagues and not the medical issues he must treat.

The following are not considered comedies but all have a lot of humor in them:

New Tricks--Three superannuated male detectives are brought out of retirement to work for an alpha female superintendent in examining unsolved cases.

The Last Detective--The Rodney Dangerfield of detectives (he gets no respect) must solve cases while being ostracized by his colleagues, belittled by both criminals and victims, and criticized by his one friend and his ex-wife.

Rumple of the Bailey--A barrister spends his time defending petty criminals, causing consternation in his chambers, and trying to stay in the good graces of She Who Must Be Obeyed.

Posted on Sep 23, 2016, 8:30:29 PM PDT
DeBolt says:
Coupling
Father Ted
Vicar of Dibley
Bless Me Father

Posted on Sep 25, 2016, 6:30:09 PM PDT
Mine are the usual suspects - Fawlty Towers, Mr. Bean, Monty Python (I would have to agree there were a lot of clunker skits but the good ones more than make up for them. I'll have to sit down and rate each skit, if that's possible.)

Before seeing any of these I saw a skit show Marty Feldman did ca. 1970 that had me in stitches as a youngster.

Posted on Sep 26, 2016, 6:46:51 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Sep 27, 2016, 4:08:24 AM PDT
Others I've liked include 'The Good Neighbors' (or 'The Good Life' in the UK) even though Vyvyan was dead on in his assessment of the show in 'The Young Ones' (another favorite).*

Also liked 'Yes, Minister' - not quite up on British government, but politics is politics.

Wonder if I'd regret bringing up an assertion from these forums that 'The Benny Hill Show' is funnier than 'Monty Python' because TWO UHF stations said so.

* Curiously, there was a short-lived American show from the early 70s called 'The Good Life' (maybe the reason for the other's name change here) with Larry Hagman and Donna Mills as a frustrated middle-class couple who chuck their lifestyle - but instead of going back to the land, they become servants in a wealthy household.

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Posted on Oct 2, 2016, 3:54:52 PM PDT
The Young Ones and Spaced haven't been mentioned often enough, so I did.

Posted on Oct 16, 2016, 7:17:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 16, 2016, 7:31:02 AM PDT
Just happened to stumble upon this thread.
If you enjoy risque British comedy, try 'How Not To Live Your Life'- staring and written by Dan Clark.
Not sure if it's ever been shown in the USA.
There were three series, and a couple of specials, and ran from 2007 - 2011 on BBC3 (UK).
It takes a couple of episodes to get his sense of humour, but well worth a watch.
It's one of the few Comedy Shows that I miss....

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fwrA3zP6QdE

(Not suitable for under 18's, or anyone easily offended)

😃

P.S
Do UK Amazon profiles not show up on the USA Amazon site,
As mine is blank when I've just signed in from here?
Yet there should be lots of my reviews there.

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2016, 9:17:32 AM PDT
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Ah!
Thank you,
I did wonder if there was a glitch,
As it's my first visit to Amazon.com,
My photo isn't on my profile either.

:)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2016, 9:20:27 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2016, 9:29:15 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 16, 2016, 9:33:50 AM PDT
Thank you L.S!
I've never thought about other Amazon forums, until I stumbled across this one.
You seem to have a more varied choice of topics over here.
Our UK ones seem sparse in comparison.
Pleased to meet you Lady Starfright.

:)

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2016, 9:46:31 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 16, 2016, 9:48:02 AM PDT
I like the Ballroom Blitz of theirs,
It's quite a good song.
I've been posting on our UK site for approximately three years now.

:)

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In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2016, 10:04:55 AM PDT
Starlight is very apt for Christmas time.
You have more holidays than we have to celebrate at this time of year.
We have only just started to get to grips with Halloween.
When I was little, it wasn't as big as it is now.
We have Guy Fawkes Night on the 5th of Nov,
Fireworks and bonfires and such, then there's Christmas, and that's it apart from New Year.

:)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2016, 10:08:45 AM PDT
Will do, thank you for being so welcoming.
Tea time here, I think you call it Dinner or Supper as it's 18:06 here?
I'd best get a move on and sort what we're eating tonight!
Hope to pop in again soon, take care.

:)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2016, 10:27:45 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 16, 2016, 10:29:19 AM PDT
A new series of Red Dwarf has just started over here in the UK (where I am).
I'm recording the series in its entirety first before watching,
I just hope it's not lost its touch!

:)
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