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 Irish Eyez
Joined: 12/30/2008
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To add to the OP's list:

Mother's do 'ave 'em.
Faulty Towers.
Dad's Army.
 matchlight
Joined: 1/31/2009
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Posted: 2/5/2013 8:07:21 PM
Fawlty Towers, Are You Being Served?, Doc Martin, Keeping up Appearances, The Office. And although they're not comedies, I think Inspector Morse and Foyle's War were excellent. Even the actors in the smallest roles did a great job, and John Thaw and Michael Kitchen were consistently brilliant. I also miss Jeremy Brett, the best Sherlock Holmes ever.
 Molly Maude
Joined: 9/11/2008
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Posted: 2/5/2013 8:24:15 PM
definitely LOVE Downton Abby ... Doc Martin ... all the old mystery shows ...
the Inspector Morse series ... and all those of that ilk ... the Agatha Christie
novels brought to life ... I LOVED Waiting for God ... I may have liked it the
best of all ... I try not to miss any As Time Goes By ... Two Old Guys ... Nero
Wolf was a good one ... lots of murder mysteries ... loved 'em all ... and there
was one about a woman Vicar ... can't remember the name ... I spend quite a
bit of time when I'm watching t.v., watching PBS ...
 BlokeInSydney
Joined: 5/7/2012
Msg: 7
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Posted: 2/5/2013 8:25:22 PM
In no particular order...

The thick of it.
Fawlty Towers
Blackadder
Benny Hill
Life's too short.
Are you being served?
Allo Allo.
Extras
My Family
Red Dwarf
A bit of Fry and Laurie.
Not the Nine O'clock News
The two Ronnies
Dave Allen
Monty Python
On the buses
Some mothers do 'ave 'em

and the list goes on. Comedy that's not forced, comedy that doesn't HAVE to have a message.
 Stray__Cat
Joined: 7/12/2006
Msg: 8
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Posted: 2/5/2013 8:41:27 PM
Yall left one out:
Coupling.
It has the worst opening music
but is by far the funniest show on dating.

You will recognize the actors from other movies and shows.
 Bellacate
Joined: 9/26/2012
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Posted: 2/6/2013 2:06:47 AM
All of the above, plus The Goodies, not sure I saw it there.
 vlad dracul
Joined: 4/30/2009
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Posted: 2/6/2013 7:53:20 AM
harry enfield was a class act in his day. a sketch show with himself, paul whitehouse (the fast show)
and the brilliant actress kathy burke (try and see the film nil by mouth with kathy and ray winstone, my favourite film of all time)

watch this below and laugh as you remember the scenario well.
Kevin becomes a teenager - BBC comedy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLuEY6jN6gY

wind up any lassie pals you have with this
Women: Know Your Limits! Harry Enfield - BBC comedy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LS37SNYjg8w

more clips of the show here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_h8nljE-Ns
 Justmytypewriter
Joined: 2/8/2011
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:14:42 AM
Aaaah, British comedies. The Brits are simply the best when it comes to this genre. Some British comedies I totally dig are "Waking Ned", "Saving Grace", and "The Full Monty." Not per se a comedy, though graced with incredibly funny moments is another favorite, "Billy Elliot - I Will Dance."

And yes, yes, yes to the suggestions of All Creatures Great and Small and Doc Martin. Both outstanding - and outstandingly quirky - TV shows. (And both available on Netflix.)
 Sweet_Danimal
Joined: 6/22/2012
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Posted: 2/6/2013 10:20:31 AM
The last series I watched with any regularity was "My Hero" when it was re-run in the States. When the heck do these shows air on BBC America? Seems like 'Top Gear' has every prime time slot nowadays. I like the race cars and such, but Geeeeeez... not seven days a week!
 Casper66
Joined: 3/2/2007
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Posted: 2/7/2013 5:44:06 AM
I love british shows/movies, some of my favourites are:
The IT crowd
Being Human, thou not a comedy
Blackadder
Monty Phython
Mr Bean
Hot Fuzz
Shawn of the dead
French and Saunders/Absolutely Fabulous

I would laugh so hard sometimes my jaw hurt.
 Casper66
Joined: 3/2/2007
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Posted: 2/7/2013 5:46:19 AM

I also miss Jeremy Brett, the best Sherlock Holmes ever.


Yes he was, I watched all the series and movies he was in.
 LennyPane
Joined: 2/2/2011
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Posted: 2/7/2013 4:02:23 PM
Ricky Gervais Show
 Irish Eyez
Joined: 12/30/2008
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Posted: 2/7/2013 7:28:41 PM
Father Ted, do you speak of? ^^
 runningout
Joined: 8/19/2008
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Posted: 2/8/2013 3:42:15 PM
Yes Sciencetreker we have a winner.

If the older priest was Father Duddleswell, you are referring to Bless me Father. This show was hilarious even if you arent Catholic.
 Stray__Cat
Joined: 7/12/2006
Msg: 23
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Posted: 2/8/2013 4:22:20 PM
Oh I forgot:

Summer Wine.

Now that i am getting older...
that show keeps getting funnier.
 *Eiledon*
Joined: 8/6/2007
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Posted: 2/8/2013 5:42:59 PM
Given all 'The Two Ronnies' fans, I'm very suprised no-one's mentioned 'Porridge' and 'Going Straight'...

...Classic Ronnie Barker!

...And let's not forget Only Fools and Horses! ; )
 vlad dracul
Joined: 4/30/2009
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Posted: 3/14/2013 7:54:47 AM
im no sure if any of youse lot have seen these but heres a link to some blackadder bloopers
theres links to fawlty towers ones as well and the fast show etc

UK TV Comedy Bloopers (Outtakes)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQd7iciu_SY
 OTTO BONN
Joined: 4/20/2006
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Posted: 3/14/2013 2:12:09 PM
Chef! with Lenny Henry. Claire Skinner was in several episodes.
 vestaceres
Joined: 6/13/2012
Msg: 30
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Posted: 3/14/2013 4:10:48 PM
Benny Hill -- which was aired on PBS -- which I should not have watched so young, but did, anyway.

And, of course, my all-time favourite: Monty Python! As teenagers in the 80's in my block of the world, we shamelessly repeated cliches from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
 Molly Maude
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Posted: 3/14/2013 7:03:49 PM
checking for the DVDs for "Waiting for God" ... the complete series which
MAY be five seasons ?? is about $100 ... I think I'll wait a bit ... maybe the
Easter bunny will bring it !!!
 tie_me_up81
Joined: 1/1/2013
Msg: 32
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Posted: 3/14/2013 7:33:28 PM
I'm surprised no one mentioned that show called "Ideal". It's about a pot dealer and the ludicrous customers he gets. Sounds like a simplistic premise but its actually very funny, especially if you like dark comedy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ideal_%28TV_series%29
 vwfpx
Joined: 2/21/2009
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Posted: 3/16/2013 2:40:45 AM
The Prisoner
Dr. Who
Prisoner cell block H
 vlad dracul
Joined: 4/30/2009
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Posted: 3/16/2013 6:35:01 AM
How about allo allo?

Controversial in its day because it was about the french resistance. Cod accents, the gestapo,
british pilots.

Here a wee clip of gestapo agent herr flick in undercover mode

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cOhsHRLX7fw

Another hit or miss show was two pints of lager and a packet of crisps.
They done a xmas special musical version with very risque songs and
based on the hits of the day. Again another wee clip where robbie williams
gets the treament.

Ladies and gentlemen i give you the gazster and rock bj (someone has added the lyrics for you johnny foreigner types

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=UQlV7z6KL6E


In fact heres the whole show. If sex offends you then its maybe not for you

The dampness of the pants is how I'll know (its in one of the songs)

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=phBx0v8gxQ0&feature=related
If you like the two pints you can get links to the whole show on youtube
 helpimstuck
Joined: 7/14/2006
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Posted: 3/17/2013 10:08:35 AM
i really like Mrs. Brown
 vlad dracul
Joined: 4/30/2009
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Posted: 5/9/2013 3:29:26 AM
Following on from life on mars does anyone remember the comic strip presents
shows on uk tv?

The strike about the miners strike and how it has to be made appealing to american
audiences lol
lots of welsh miners called lefty and dutch and coyotes howling in the background

In fact who is a clever vladdie eh?

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=nSywDBev5ss&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnSywDBev5ss

It has al pacino and meryl streep in it as well
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