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A selection of personal favourites sitcoms...

RED DWARF (1988-)

Created by Rob Grant and Doug Naylor.
Starring Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Chloƫ Annett, Norman Lovett and Hattie Hayridge.
Produced by BBC and Dave.
Broadcast from 1988.

Dave Lister is the last surviving human in the universe and awakens from stasis in deep space two million years into the future. With the rest of the crew dead, his only company is an eccentric ship computer, a hologram of his annoying bunkmate and a humanoid that has evolved from his pet cat.

BLACKADDER (1983-1989)

Created by Richard Curtis by Rowan Atkinson.
Starring Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Tim McInnerny, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.
Produced by BBC.
Broadcast from 1983 to 1989.

Spanning the descendants of the Blackadder and Baldrick families over several decades, starting in the Middle Ages after the Battle of Bosworth Field and then taking place, a series at a time, through the Elizabethan era, the 18th century Regency and First World War.


Created by Michael G. Moye and Ron Leavitt.
Starring Ed O'Neill, Katey Sagal, Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Amanda Bearse, David Garrison and Ted McGinley.
Produced by Fox.
Broadcast from 1987 to 1997.

The Bundys are a dysfunctional family living in the suburbs of Chicago. Al Bundy works has been working in a shoe store since shortly after high school and clings to his one sole achievement, scoring four touchdowns during one high school football game. His wife, Peggy, has no respect for him and spends her days stealing money from his wallet, his daughter, Kelly, is beautiful and promiscuous, while his son, Bud, is desperate to get the attention of the girls at school.

TWO AND A HALF MEN (2003-2011)

Created by Chuck Lorre and Lee Aronsohn.
Starring Charlie Sheen, Jon Cryer, Angus T. Jones, Conchata Ferrell, Holland Taylor, Melanie Lynskey and April Bowlby.
Produced by CBS.
Broadcast from 2003.

Charlie Harper is a successful composer of television jingles and spends his days drinking, bedding beautiful women and relaxing at his beach home in Malibu. After his brother Alan is kicked out of his home by her wife, he moves into Charlie's home against his wishes and begins to interfere with his daily routines. Charlie also has to struggle with his selfish mother, a stalker and a succession of disgruntled former lovers.


Created by Simon Nye.
Starring Martin Clunes, Neil Morrissey, Leslie Ash, Caroline Quentin and Harry Enfield.
Produced by ITV and BBC.
Broadcast from 1992 to 1998.

Thirty-something Gary Strang lives in a flat with his hapless roommate Dermot Povey and struggles through an uneven relationship with his nurse girlfriend Dorothy. When Dermot moves out Gary stikes up a friendship with his replacement Tony, who soon becomes obsessed with the woman who lives upstairs, Deborah.

FATHER TED (1995-1998)

Created by Graham Linehan and Arthur Mathews.
Starring Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly and Pauline McLynn.
Produced by Hat Trick Productions.
Broadcast from 1995 to 1998.

Disillusioned priest Father Ted Crilly lives in a large country house on the remote Craggy Island with the incompetent Father Dougal McGuire, the alcoholic Father Jack Hackett and their housekeeper Mrs. Doyle.


Created by John Sullivan.
Starring David Jason, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Lennard Pearce, Buster Merryfield and Roger Lloyd Pack.
Produced by BBC.
Broadcast from 1981 to 2003.

Working class wheeler-and-dealer Del Boy Trotter spends his days down at the market trying to sell all manner of cheap products to the unsuspecting public, with the help of his younger brother Rodney. After the death of their Grandad, they take in their estranged Uncle Albert, who tries to assist them in their numerous money-making schemes.

MY NAME IS EARL (2005-2009)

Created by Greg Garcia.
Starring Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Eddie Steeples and Nadine Velazquez.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television.
Broadcast from 2005 to 2009.

Crook and general delinquent Earl Hickey is run over one day after purchasing a winning lottery ticket. Believing that he was punished by karma, he makes a list of everyone he has ever wronged and sets out with his dumb-butkind brother Randy to try and make their lives have meaning.

SPACED (1999-2001)

Created by Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson.
Starring Simon Pegg, Jessica Stevenson, Nick Frost, Mark Heap and Julia Deakin.
Produced by Channel 4.
Broadcast from 1999 to 2001.

After twenty-something Tim Bisley is kicked out by his girlfriend, he decides to move into a new flat with a girl he has just met, Daisy Steiner. Into their world they bring their alcoholic landlady, Tim's military-obsessed best friend Mile, Daisy's superficial friend Twist and Brian, the shy and awkward artist who lives downstairs.


Created by Jeremy Dyson, Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith.
Starring Mark Gatiss, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith.
Produced by BBC.
Broadcast from 1999 to 2002.

In the British countryside town of Royston Vasey, a host of weird and disgusting characters indulge in all manner of depravity, until a strange sickness begins to kill them off.