Top 5 British Comedy Television Shows of All Time

If you are someone who enjoys comedy and laughter, then you will most likely be familiar with all the different comedy TV shows in the UK. There have been many brilliant comedies shows over the years that have given the UK population a good laugh; comedy television shows could include sketch shows, television series, and stand-up comedy acts, but there are many that we have come to know and love as a nation. If you are interested in binge-watching these comedy TV series, but your aerial is a little worse for wear, then you may need the services of a TV Aerial Installation Cardiff-based company such as, or an aerial installation company near you who can fix your current aerial or provide you with a new one. Here are the top 5 British Comedy Television Shows of all Time.

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Only Fools and Horses

Inside Nelson Mandela House in Peckham lives the Trotter brothers, Del Boy and Rodney, and not forgetting ‘Grandad’; this comedy show highlights the struggle that Del Boy, Rodney, and Grandad go through to make ends meet. The brothers work as store traders at ‘Trotters Independent Trading Company’, and with Del Boys ‘wheeling and dealing’ personality, and Rodney’s computer skills, they are able to make enough money to pay for their rent and to support themselves and Grandad. There are many funny moments in the show, usually stemming from Del Boy’s desperation to make a little extra cash. Later on, in the show, Grandad sadly passes away, and that is when they are met by Grandad’s brother, Uncle Allbert, who ends up moving in with them. Over time they become tired and annoyed with Uncle Albert always telling stories from his time in the war, but they come to love him nonetheless.

The Vicar of Dibley

The Vicar of Dibley is a comedy show that stars Dawn French as a young female Vicar that is transferred into the small village of Dibley. The former Vicar passes away, so the village is then assigned a new Vicar, and to the local’s surprise, it is a female Vicar; this was during the time when women were just being welcomed to become Vicars in the Church of England. This show features many funny moments involving the Vicar and its village locals; the characters represent those who live in small rural villages, such as Alice Tinker, a lady that is known to be a tad ditsy and almost childlike, and Letitia Cropley who likes to knit and create bad food combinations.

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Fawlty Towers

This television series features well-known stars, John Cleese and Prunella Scales; this comedy show is based in a hotel in Torquay. There were many hilarious moments on the show, many of which were at the expense of Basil Fawlty, the hotel owner, who is short-tempered and not good with people. He regularly gets himself into bad situations which makes the show much funnier. His wife Sybil is better in social situations and is usually the one to get Basil out of his predicaments. This show ran from 1975 to 1979, with just a total of 12 episodes.

Keeping Up Appearances

This comedy series focuses on an old couple, Hyacinth Bucket and Richard Bucket who live in an upper-class street in Coventry. Hyacinth Bucket grew up in a working-class home, but now likes to think she is posh and upper class; she desperately tries not to be seen in public with her working-class family who lives in a council estate. This show has produced many laughs, many of those at Hyacinth’s expense as she desperately tries to convince everyone that she is posh. She is highly strung and extremely loud – something her husband Richard finds very annoying.

Black Adder

Black Adder is a comedy television series that is set in different past times, for example, the first series is set during the Middle Ages, whilst the second series is set during the reign of Queen Elizabeth l. The most notable series was Black Adder goes forth, which is set during the First World War. The main characters include Edmund Black Adder (Rowan Atkinson), Lieutenant George (Hugh Laurie), and Private Baldrick (Tony Robinson), and they are based in the war trenches. Many funny moments come from a sarcastic and dry-humored Black Adder, and the bumbling fools George and Baldrick. Many hilarious scenes include those of General Melchett (Stephen Fry) and Captian Darling (Tim McInnerny) who like to come and disrupt the peace in the trenches.

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