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    Quote Originally Posted by jaytip View Post
    Well if nothing else, this thread shows that they donít make comedy shows like they used to.
    Iím glad they dont, thereís only so much Ďlast of the summer wineí a man can take.

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    Fawlty Towers. The Office. The Thick Of It. Can't decide on order though.
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    No order but currently

    Toast of London

    Inbetweeners

    The IT crowd

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    Quote Originally Posted by Velorum View Post
    Toast Of London is worth a mention too I think
    Hi Stephen, itís Clem Fandango here. . . . . . .


    Iíve been watching the Peep Show over Xmas - superb stuff.

    Growing up though was the best comedy with Blackadder and the Young Ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    Iím glad they dont, thereís only so much Ďlast of the summer wineí a man can take.
    Agree, it's just not funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devonian View Post
    Hi Stephen, itís Clem Fandango here. . . . . . .

    Ray bloody Purchase.

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    Red dwarf. It hasn't aged as well as some on the list but I still love it.

    Da Ali G show. Some of the gags were epic fails but it makes my list for Borat alone. Plus some of the "serious" interviews he did were just too funny for words. How did sasha baron cohen keep a straight face? It was first on while I was still at college and i had forgotten all about it really but they put the full series on Comedy central recently and I died laughing at every episode.

    Finally Inbetweeners or IT crowd .... probably IT crowd because the other one hits a little bit too close to home for me!!! 😂😂😂

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    Kev just beat me to Red Dwarf. I think it is still very watchable, but only up to and including series 6. Went badly off the rails after that imho.

    Men behaving badly.

    Dad's army.

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    Then I start to get a bit stuck. There were so many excellent comedies which were hilarious when they were first aired, but were very much "of their time". Watch some of them now and they're rather cringeworthy.

    I'd probably go for The Fast Show to make up my three.
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    Only Fools & Horses
    The Office
    Just Good Friends

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    League of gentlemen
    The thick of it
    Rising damp

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    Faulty towers
    Only fools & horses

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    Black Adder (Series 2/3/4)
    Yes Minister/Prime Minister
    Dads Army

    Hon.mention to Black Books

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    Nope really can't just pick 3 but for me Spitting Image is worthy of a mention.

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    Blackadder
    Yes Minister
    One Foot in the Grave

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    Why are you limiting me to three? You're not my mum.

    No fans of Father Ted? The Good Life?

    Good 'modern' comedies include Phoenix Nights, The IT Crowd, The Inbetweeners, Friday Night Dinner, Catastrophe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogthrob View Post

    Father Ted? .
    Not British BTW. Paid for by channel 4 iirc but wholeheartedly an Irish production.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Passenger View Post
    Nope really can't just pick 3 but for me Spitting Image is worthy of a mention.
    Where is spitting image when you need it?
    Good luck everybody. Have a good one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Not British BTW. Paid for by channel 4 iirc but wholeheartedly an Irish production.

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    Shot in England though.

    Inbetweeners
    IT Crowd
    The Office

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    Did anyone watch Spaced? Oddly good, not quite too 3 though


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    Quote Originally Posted by seikopath View Post
    Where is spitting image when you need it?
    I agree, the times' ripe for a come back.

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    Friday night dinner was great as was The Detectorists but not top 3 for me, but certainly top of the pile in recent years, Catastrophe was also funny.

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    Fawlty Towers
    Blackadder (bar series 1)
    The League Of Gentlemen

    Honourable mentions for:

    Reginald Perrin
    Yes Minister/Prime Minister
    Only Fools And Horses
    Porridge
    One Foot In The Grave
    The Office

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    Any love for ď Game onĒ?. I thought the first series with Ben Chaplain was the best and as a teenage lad watching it I really fancied Sam Janus whoís character was a bit of a slapper really.
    Iím a massive peep show fan so that and the office would be in my top three.
    Nighty night was dark and twisted and I love everything Julia Davis does so thatís up there for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Franky Four Fingers View Post
    Shot in England though.

    Inbetweeners
    IT Crowd
    The Office
    Craggy Island mate, craggy Island

    Yes, I also belive in father christmas
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    Personal thing but for me it's

    Only fools and horses
    Gavin and Stacey
    The IT Crowd

    But the inbetweeners, auf weidersen pet, faulty towers, porridge, keeping up appearances, Phoenix nights, yes minister, dads army and the brittas empire all get honourable mentions!

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    I enjoyed outnumbered


    And the muppets of course

    Please don't say they're American
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    I'm a huge fan of many of the comedies mentioned. One that has not been mentioned, which we really enjoyed, is Teachers.

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    Faulty Towers
    Phoenix Nights
    Marty Feldman Show


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Glover View Post
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    Nighty night was dark and twisted and I love everything Julia Davis does so thatís up there for me.
    Have you watched Sally4ever gets her baps out in that!!!

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    - Spaced
    - Reggie Perrin
    - 2012

    and...

    - Yes Minister/Prime Minister
    - Rising Damp
    - Porridge

    or...

    - Fawlty Towers
    - The Office
    - Are You Being Served (no, not really!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMilts View Post
    Have you watched Sally4ever gets her baps out in that!!!
    No but I certainly will now!!, thanks mate 👍

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    Quote Originally Posted by AndyMilts View Post
    Have you watched Sally4ever gets her baps out in that!!!
    Watched sally4ever recently and found it equally hilarious and outrageous - certainly pushed the boundaries of good taste/what you expect to see on terrestrial tv (and Iím no prude)!


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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    I see that although this is ďall timeĒ greats, thereís not much love for pre-colour TV shows!

    Steptoe and son

    Hancock (whatever the TV series was called)

    ĎTil death is do part

    Likely lads


    Spike Milligan was a very good shout, by the way. You watch some of the early stuff and you see just how innovative and influential he was.
    Those are the classics. Love them all. I'm a massive Hancock fan.


    When it comes to my top three modern stuff,

    Toast of London

    Friday night dinner

    Black books.

    Love Father Ted but not sure if qualifies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David_D View Post
    I see that although this is ďall timeĒ greats, thereís not much love for pre-colour TV shows!
    Dadís Army - mostly black and white.

    And in Scotland - The Vital Spark.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052523/

    Not many of the originals remain - apparently thrown out of BBC archives.

    They are my B&W comedy classics

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Dadís Army - mostly black and white.

    And in Scotland - The Vital Spark.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052523/

    Not many of the originals remain - apparently thrown out of BBC archives.

    They are my B&W comedy classics
    Dad's Army ran for 9 series and 80 episode. Only the first eight episodes (as far as I can remember) were B&W of which a couple remain lost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwillans View Post
    Dad's Army ran for 9 series and 80 episode. Only the first eight episodes (as far as I can remember) were B&W of which a couple remain lost.

    Ah-hah! Thanks for the correction - I though I had seen several B&W, and fewer colour.

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    Just looking through the thread again, and it strikes me that nobody has mentioned what I always think of as the quintessential British comedy act - Morecambe and Wise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilipK View Post
    Just looking through the thread again, and it strikes me that nobody has mentioned what I always think of as the quintessential British comedy act - Morecambe and Wise.

    You said it yourself - an Ďactí rather than a Ďprogrammeí.

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    And it hasnít aged terribly well. I personally struggled to find it genuinely funny when I discovered them in the late 90s.
    'Against stupidity, the gods themselves struggle in vain' - Schiller.

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    Does anyone remember "filthy rich and catflap"?

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    TOP 3 BRITISH COMEDY PROGRAMMES

    Ideal (of Manchester)
    Toast (of London)
    Sootie and Sweep.

    Fleabag, Peep Show, Dave vs. Life, Man Down, Green Wing all worth a mention


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    Only fools and horses, Porridge, Blackadder goes forth and Dads Army stand out for me but Monty Pythons Life of Brian is the funniest film.

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    Dadís Army and Blackadder top 2 for me. Third not so easy but maybe Peep Show.

    Dadís Army is one of the few old comedies that has aged well IMO.

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    Blackadder
    Fawlty Towers
    The Fast Show

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    Only Fools & Horses
    Not the Nine O'Clock News
    The Mary Whitehouse Experience
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robsmck View Post
    Does anyone remember "filthy rich and catflap"?

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    Yeah Ade Edmonson and Rik Mayall- I seem to remember it was sandwiched between the young ones and bottom. Not as good as either IMO but was certainly zany and off the wall

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    Fools and horses
    Office
    Bottom

    Black adder 4th

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    Too many to choose from.

    IT crowd
    Young Ones
    Toast of London

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    Only fools and horses
    Phoenix nights
    The inbetweeners

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