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1. Gavin & Stacey

BBC

Gavin & Stacey is a British romantic situation comedy that follows the long-distance relationship of Gavin (Mathew Horne) from Essex, England, and Stacey (Joanna Page) from Barry, Wales. Hilarious and loved by all of the UK.

2. Not Going Out

BBC

This comedy sitcom follows Lee and his flat mate Lucy in their every day, crazy lives. Their will-they-wont-they relationship is very comedic, the show makes Britain laugh and cry.

3. Outnumbered

BBC

An improvised comedy about the everyday life of the Brockman family. This easy-going, relatable show is one for the whole family to sit down and have a giggle to.

4. The Office UK

BBC

The Office is a mockumentary sitcom, created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is about the day-to-day lives of office employees in the Slough branch of the fictitious Wernham Hogg Paper Company.

5. The Inbetweeners

E4

This situation comedy follows four friends and their antics during their final years of school. A group of unpopular, socially awkward teenagers only want to get smashed, meet girls and have a good time.

6. Extras

BBC

Sitcom set in the world of film and TV extras, from the Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant team that dreamt up The Office (UK). This spectacular comedy follows Andy and Maggie as they work as extras along side many global stars such as Kate Winslet, Daniel Radcliffe as well as the late, great David Bowie and Ronnie Corbett (RIP).

7. Little Britain

BBC

Although the show ended in 2006, it is still considered one of the most hilarious British TV shows of all time. Little Britain is a British character-based comedy sketch show which was first broadcast on BBC radio and then turned into a television show. It was written and performed by comic duo David Walliams and Matt Lucas.

8. Cuckoo

BBC

One of the most current TV shows on our list, with it's third series being released in 2016. This BBC comedy which began in 2012 stars Taylor Lautner and Greg Davis as they get up to their day to day lives with their lovable and out-right hilarious family.

9. My Mad Fat Diary

E4

My Mad Fat Diary follows a 16-year-old girl who has just gotten out of a mental hospital and her telling of events in her life, along with the cool and creative group of friends she meets on the outside.

10. Mrs. Brown's Boys

BBC

This is a Marmite comedy- you either love it or you hate it! A comedy centered on a loud-mouthed Irish matriarch whose favorite pastime is meddling in the lives of her six children.

11. An Idiot Abroad

Sky1

This road-trip comedy follows Karl Pilkington in his real-life adventure as he travels around the world with a camera crew. His sarcasm and tendency to moan about everything perfectly captures our British humour. This comedy is so brilliant as it is not scripted and follow his real opinions.

12. Miranda

BBC

Sitcom starring Miranda Hart. It doesn't matter what Miranda attempts in life, whether it's dating or simply dealing with her overbearing mother, she always seems to fall flat, quite literally

13. Bad Education

BBC

The series focuses on Alfie Wickers, a posh, newly graduated secondary school history teacher at the fictional Abbey Grove School, in Watford. Ever determined to impress his crush, Rosie Gulliver, Wickers made repeated efforts to appear "cool", such as coaching the school football team, organising a weapons amnesty and fielding a candidate for the school elections. Usually, in these efforts, he turns to his mismatched class for help.

14. Misfits

E4

Misfits is a British science fiction comedy-drama television show, on E4, about a group of young offenders sentenced to work in a community service program, where they obtain supernatural powers after a strange electrical storm.

15. Some Girls

BBC

Some Girls focuses on four 16-year-old schoolgirls – their lives, loves, and mundane teenager preoccupations, including: school, boyfriends, careers and sex. They live within the same housing estate in South London, and attend the same local school, where they all play for the demoralised football team.

16. The IT Crowd

E4

The IT Crowd is set in the offices of Reynholm Industries, a fictional British corporation in central London, located at 123 Carenden Road. It focuses on the shenanigans of the three-strong IT support team located in a dingy, untidy, and unkempt basement

17. Siblings

BBC

A fairly new BBC comedy, following the life of a brother and sister, Hannah and Dan, who share a flat as they look to lead easy lives and end up causing utter chaos.

19. Come Fly with Me

BBC

The Little Britain team parodies the various types of characters associated with life in a major British airport. A outrageously funny sketch, character based comedy.

20. Friday Night Dinner

Channel 4

Friday Night Dinner depicts Shabbat dinner in the secular Jewish Goodman family, starring Tom Rosenthal and Simon Bird. Is relatable to all families and is a comedy for everyone to enjoy.

21. Derek

BBC

Ricky Gervais plays 50-year-old Derek Noakes, a care worker at a home for the elderly. The viewer is told he is kind, helpful and selfless, with good intentions. He is vulnerable because of his childlike naivety and distractions from society. This comedy captured the nations heart and left everyone weeping with laughter as well as sadness.

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