Absolutely Fabulous (originally titled Ab Fab) is a sitcom that was very popular in the UK at the time. It tells the adventures and misadventures of two soulmates who are two middle-aged women with a teenage spirit. They spend their days doing superficial and funny things. It is a British television sitcom based on the French and Saunders sketch, "Modern Mother and Daughter", created by Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.
The series features Edina Monsoon, a heavy-drinking, drug-abusing PR agent who spends her time failing to lose weight and chasing bizarre fads in a desperate attempt to stay young and "hip". Edina is joined by magazine fashion director Patsy Stone, whose drug abuse, alcohol consumption and desperate promiscuity far eclipse Edina's. Edina is reliant upon the support of her daughter Saffron, a student and aspiring writer whose constant care of her immature mother has left her a bitter cynic. Fun is guaranteed :-D
Red Dwarf is a British comedy franchise which primarily comprises twelve series and a feature-length special of a television science fiction sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1993 and from 1997 to 1999, and on Dave in 2009 and 2012 and from 2016 to the present, gaining a cult following. This is one of the most surreal and funniest series I have ever seen. The series follows the fortunes of Dave Lister who is stranded three million years in the future, together with the hologrammatic representation of his former bunkmate and immediate superior Arnold Rimmer; a creature known only as Cat; and the ship's computer Holly. During Series II, the crew encounter a mechanoid called Kryten, who joins them from Series III onwards. In Series VI the Red Dwarf ship has been stolen from the crew, forcing them to travel in the smaller Starbug craft for two series. If you like witty, surreal humour, this is the series for you.
Fawlty Towers. This is one of the classics of British sitcoms. Produced by the BBC and first broadcast on BBC2, the BBC's second channel, in 1975. Despite being recorded for only twelve episodes, Fawlty Towers has had a long and lasting influence on subsequent series.
It is set in a fictional hotel called Fawlty Towers in Torquay, Devon, on the English Riviera. Hotel owner Basil Fawlty's incompetence, short fuse, and arrogance form a combination that ensures accidents and trouble are never far away.
Little Britain is a British sketch comedy series that began as a radio show in 2000 and ran as television series between 2003 and 2007. It was written and performed by David Walliams and Matt Lucas. Financed by the BBC, the radio series was first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, with the initial two television series premiering on BBC Three and the third and final series on BBC One.
The programme consists of a series of sketches involving exaggerated parodies of British people from various walks of life. Here we have one of the most iconic British television series of recent times. If there is one thing that characterises the British it is irony and the ability to laugh at themselves hilariously. If you appreciate their sense of humour and you haven't seen this series, you can't leave this world without having seen every single episode that was broadcast.
Vicious is a British television sitcom shown on ITV. The series stars Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as Freddie and Stuart, an elderly couple who have been together for 50 years but endure a love/hate relationship. The series premiered on 29 April 2013 with 5.78 million viewers. As much as I love the British series, I have to admit that this is my favourite series of all time. It's so well written and acted, there's such a great cast of actors, that every second of it is a masterpiece in itself. It is full of fine, witty, hilarious humour. It is about the conflicting lives of two men who are a couple and who argue bitingly all the time. It takes place most of the time in the house where they live, which is a beautiful, traditional English house, and where their friends frequently turn up to pay them unexpected visits. If you like English humour, I can assure you that you will love watching this series. You can't miss it!
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em is a British sitcom created and written by Raymond Allen and starring Michael Crawford and Michele Dotrice. It was the first broadcast in 1973 and ran for two series.
The series follows the accident-prone Frank Spencer and his tolerant wife, Betty, through Frank's various attempts to hold down a job, which frequently end in disaster. The sitcom was noted for its stuntwork, performed by Crawford himself, as well as featuring various well-remembered and much-lampooned catchphrases, that have become part of popular culture. In a 2004 poll to find Britain's Best Sitcom, Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em came 22nd.
Mrs Brown's Boys is an Irish-British television sitcom created by Brendan O'Carroll and produced in the United Kingdom by BBC Scotland in partnership with BocPix and Irish broadcaster RTÉ.
O'Carroll stars as Agnes Brown, with several close friends and family members making up the rest of the cast. The show adopts an informal production style where production mistakes and tomfoolery, mostly instigated by O'Carroll, are edited into each episode. Despite being lambasted by critics, the show has become a rating success in both Ireland, where it is set, and the United Kingdom, where it is recorded. It also receives high ratings in Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The show has won numerous awards.
George and Mildred is a British sitcom produced by Thames Television and first aired between 1976 and 1979. It is a spin-off from Man About the House and starred Brian Murphy and Yootha Joyce as constantly-sparring married couple George and Mildred Roper. The premise of the series had George and Mildred leaving their flat as depicted in Man About the House and moving to a modern, upmarket housing estate in Hampton Wick. Their arrival horrifies their snobbish neighbour Jeffrey Fourmile, a middle-class estate agent who fears the Ropers' presence will devalue his home. It was called Los Roper in Spain. It was the first British comedy series I saw when I was a kid, and even then, at such a young age, I was in tune with their sense of humour. It's about the typical married couple who never stops arguing, where she is the logical, sensible and rational one, and he is the lazy, clumsy, somewhat naive one and, in a word, a disaster of a man, who always makes a fool of her and makes her feel ashamed.
The Golden Girls is an American sitcom created by Susan Harris that originally aired on NBC from September 14, 1985, to May 9, 1992, with a total of 180 half-hour episodes, spanning seven seasons. The show stars Beatrice Arthur, Betty White, Rue McClanahan, and Estelle Getty as four older women who share friendship and a home in Miami, Florida.
This is undoubtedly the most endearing, funny, touching and wonderful sitcom of all time. It has all the ingredients to be the best of them all: The funniest actresses playing characters with very different and distinctive personalities, taken to the extreme of absurdity and genius, who complement each other perfectly in a fantastic combination as if it were a magic potion. It is a timeless sitcom.