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The Best Britcoms



Britcoms (or, British Comedies) are some of the best television ever made. I've enjoyed watching them for decades. Someone going by the handle of The Ranker has listed his Top 50 Britcoms, and while I agree with many of the inclusions, I don't necessarily agree with their rankings. This has in-turn provided yet another opportunity for ol' Matty-Matt to rate & rank something. Go ahead, you know you're curious.

Here, then, are my Top 20 favorite britcoms!


  1. As Time Goes By (1992-2005) Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer
  2. Are You Being Served? (1972-1984) Mollie Sugen, John Inman
  3. Fawlty Towers (1975-1979) John Cleese, Connie Booth
  4. Good Neighbors/The Good Life (1975-1978) Richard Briers, Felicity Kendal
  5. Black Adder (1983-1989) Rowan Atkinson, Hugh Laurie
  6. One Foot In the Grave (1990-2000) Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie
  7. Allo, Allo! (1984-1992) Gorden Kaye, Carmen, Silvera
  8. The Vicar of Dibley (1994-2007) Dawn French, Emma Chambers
  9. Keeping Up Appearances (1990-1995) Patricia Routledge, Clive Swift
  10. Red Dwarf (1987-1999) Chris Barrie, Craig Charles
  11. Only Fools and Horses (1981-2003) David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst
  12. Rising Damp (1974-1978) Leonard Rossiter, Frances de la Tour
  13. The Old Guys (2009-2010) Clive Swift, Roger Lloyd-Pack
  14. French Fields (1989-1991) Julia McKenzie, Anton Rodgers
  15. My Hero (2000-2006) Ardal O'Hanlon, Emily Joyce
  16. Yes, Prime Minister (1986-1988) Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne
  17. To the Manor Born (1979-1981) Penelope Keith, Peter Bowles
  18. No Job For a Lady (1989-1991) Penelope Keith, George Baker 
  19. Yes, Minister (1979-1984) Paul Eddington, Derek Fowlds
  20. Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969-1974) Eric Idle, Michael Palin

This list is truth. Truth, I say!



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