Unlike most American sitoms, these shows worked on the assumption that the audience was smart. Stars: Richard Dixon, The 1970s is not a sharp change to the 1960s. Average Midget40 Nov 16 09 2097 plays 6. Tim Healy, The show that created the rules. 30 min Yet when they joined forces there was a … A diverse group of immigrants and foreigners learn English at an adult education school in London. The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain. Arthur English, | I've never heard of most the shows you mention. I have watched them as an adult though and enjoyed some of their sketches (but still not all). Rik Mayall, Peter Mckeirnon from Cheshire, UK on November 27, 2012: Good work! British sitcom about a father and son rag-and-bone business in London. Hooray!I was in the same room with Cleese once although I never spoke to him. I thought Nigel Planer was great in that, totally different to "Neil, Neil...Owange Peel". Jools Hogg (author) from North-East UK on November 27, 2012: Pete, Filthy Rich and Catflap takes me back! I agree with you about Red Dwarf, first six years were brilliant - last two, pretty 'smeg'. Unique British Sitcoms Stickers designed and sold by artists. There were hundreds of sitcoms over both decades that just came and went, could be a hub in itself! Jools Hogg (author) from North-East UK on March 09, 2013: Gail, thanks for your comment. TV-PG Either way very funny and with touching moments. | 90 min type to search . | | Without the crap people seem to love voting for (ie. Stars: Tom Rosenthal. 28 min Jools Hogg (author) from North-East UK on April 28, 2012: Lesley, the 70s and 80s both had their share of class...and trash! Stars: British Sitcoms - 1950s, 1960s and 1970s learn by taking a quiz; Online quiz to learn British Sitcoms - 1950s, 1960s and 1970s; Your Skills & Rank. Chris Addison, @ Angela...are you thinking of "The Ghost and Mrs Muir"? Stars: Stars: At last he is in a position of power and can carry out some long-needed reforms, or so he thinks. Looking back on some of the comedy series, it is amazing that TV stations got away with some of it but we are so glad they did. I have never watched British comedy before, sadly; but these shows do look great! See also Hi-de-hi and Oh Dr Beeching, all pretty good fun. I'm just getting used to watching Only Fools and Horse sand reminding myself that David Jason was not always a dramatic actor. Advertisement. Harriet Thorpe, Dennis Waterman, Set in the corridors of power and spin, the Minister for Social Affairs is continually harassed by Number 10's policy enforcer and dependent on his not-so-reliable team of civil servants. Sean Hughes, Love them! Because there was nothing as anarchic as The Young Ones in the 1980s, it still stands out as one of the best sitcoms, a truly unique comedy and one whose script people of a certain age seem to like to memorise and repeat when an opportunity arises. A. A.J. Few sitcoms are so loaded with laughs as Are You Being Served? The two superb performances make it excruciatingly funny yet sadly tragic. | I've yet to see The Persuaders although I know The Saint very well. | Patrick Marber, Adrian Edmondson, Seven British construction workers escape Britain's ever growing dole queues and travel to Germany to work on a site in Düsseldorf. Vivian and Neil were really funny along with the rest of the cast. Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK. James Bolam, 36. 'Allo 'Allo! A time when British sitcoms ruled the television schedules and brought tears of joy to millions of viewers. Chantele Cross-Jones from Cardiff on May 20, 2012: 70's and 80's comedy is my weakness!! The prison life of Fletcher, a criminal serving a five-year sentence, as he strives to bide his time, keep his record clean, and refuses to be ground down by the prison system. Richard Beckinsale, 60 min Samantha Womack, Comedy. Without the crap people seem to love voting for (ie. Jools Hogg (author) from North-East UK on April 22, 2012: Steve, thanks for your comment. It was clear through the show that Borge was one of his heroes. | Ken Campbell, Not Rated | Stars: Jake Canuso, | We follow their trials and tribulations of working away from home and away from the women they left behind. 1982 - 'Allo, Allo' at one end of the spectrum and The Young Ones at the other. Michael Troughton, Sue Johnston, Justin Moorhouse, Simon Day, More and more I think we must be the same, or nearly the same age. TV version of the popular BBC radio show of the same name, with Tony Hancock as the modern man of the world (in his own eyes). Some one-off dramas started to be made, among them 'Lillie' the story of the King's mistress, Lillie Langtry starring Francesca Annis. Clive Dunn, David Attenbrough had started his amazing programme making in the 1960s as controller of BBC2 but he has since admitted that he never really enjoyed office based jobs and went back to doing what he enjoyed best - as a naturalist, making fantastic wildlife programmes but a quick look at his achievements as controller of BBC2 is my first intention. John Inman, He also had a brilliant regular cast, some of them very funny in their own right. Aug 26, 2017 - Explore Vicki Hayward's board "70's sitcoms", followed by 115 people on Pinterest. Stephen Lewis, Comedy. John Cleese, Comedy. Michael Burns, What Britons weren't yet ready for in the sixties, they were more than ready for in the 1970s - perhaps time is a great healer. Matt Berry, He insults and belittles almost all of his guests and is humiliated by the rest. Hilarious shows. Paddy McGuinness, Not Rated | Frank Thornton, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Arthur Daley, a small-time conman, hires former boxer Terry McCann to be his "minder", so Terry can protect him from other small-time crooks. Ardal O'Hanlon, Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc. | John Le Mesurier, 1981 - Kenny Everett TV Show, Only Fools and Horses and Victoria Wood's first foray into screen comedy, 'Wood And Walters'. While Terry is trying his hardest to satisfy ... See full summary », Stars: 45 min Memories come flooding back now, hey you forgot The Goodies! Flora, thanks as always for your comments. British comedy entered the 1970s with some new sheriffs in town. Al Murray, Many thanks for your comment. @ 231Rosslyn@gmail.com...I think you are referring to a children's TV show made here in the UK called Time Slip. TV started to make theatrical drama and it all worked to perfection. Robert Daws. Who knows why? White or transparent. Over the years, many have been viewed, but those two will forever be the favorites in my heart. 'Callan' starring Edward Woodward had been on British TV since 1967 and continued its success early into the 1970s. | | Its most popular shows though are its 1970s shows - 'The Good Life', 'To The Manor Born', 'Citizen Smith', 'Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads', 'Some Mothers Do 'Ave Em', 'Steptoe and Son' and 'Dad's Army' amongst others. There is a British TV channel called GOLD (Go On Laugh Daily) and it shows British comedy shows all day, every day. Alf must now do battle with the Social Security system. George Sewell, Jools Hogg (author) from North-East UK on November 02, 2018: Loved all of these ones except Tizwas. Carmel McSharry, I have watched a ton of TV over the course of my life (hence my moniker, “Mr. Stewart Lee, The intergenerational divide between the miserly Steptoe and his ambitious son results in comedy, drama and tragedy. Stars: Neil Morrissey, 70 min 1980 - compare these two - 'Hi De-Hi', set in a Butlin's style holiday camp and 'Yes, Minister' set in the Houses of Parliament, both great BBC TV comedies, both very different. Comedy. Bertram Wooster, a well-intentioned, wealthy layabout, has a habit of getting himself into trouble and it's up to his brilliant valet, Jeeves, to get him out. 30 min Matt King, | Bob Grant, Gail Louise Stevenson from Mason City on March 09, 2013: The Young Ones were really great. was that British? Stars: Anything with Hattie Jacques in must be good! 12 Television”). Gordon Brittas is the manager of the Whitbury-Newtown Leisure Centre. Been trying to remember for the longest time . Rodney Bewes, Benny Hill's humour is more universal in nature and I like it that he was self-deprecating. I am always interested to know what crosses over to Canada - I think I make an assumption, right or wrong, that Canadians 'get' British humour. Richard Marner. Timothy Spall, 25 min Jools Hogg (author) from North-East UK on August 13, 2012: Mary, another Benny Hill fan eh? | Simon Greenall, I watched all of these when I was a wee lad. Morecambe and Wise had switched over to ITV but were never as successful there. Comedy. Reg Varney, 26 min Adventures and misadventures of Lord Meldrum, his family and their servants. The Rolling Stones were burning up the charts, Britain was undergoing a major political transformation, and the old ways seemed ready to go quietly into the night. 30 min It is a shame he could not mix both jobs - we may have gotten more great shows. 1974 brought 'Within These Walls' a tale of the life inside if a fictional women's prison. 'The Good Life' also made its debut in 1975 and was also on the BBC. on April 22, 2012: My favourite time period for UK tv. Martin Clunes, About Face (TV series) Affairs of the Heart (TV series) After Henry (TV series) Agony (TV series) All at No 20; All in Good Faith 'Allo 'Allo! Rhys Thomas, I loved Jeeves and Wooster, Blackadder, and Mr. Bean. 'Upstairs Downstairs' appeared for the first time in 1975 and is still, in my humble opinion, much, much better than the remake. Tony Maudsley, 45 min Follow holidaymakers at the Solana Resort in Benidorm. Paul Ritter, Secret Army, Angels and Shoestring all had a couple of years of success before being cancelled, 'Angels' in particular was initially very successful and was a welcome return to hospital based drama before its absolute pinnacle in the 1980s 'Casualty' (still on as Holby City now). SHARE TWEET EMAIL. Stars: Mark Heap, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror. Stars: Comedy, War. Did the 1970s have the best British comedies ever? | Glynn Edwards, Mary, Many thanks for your comment. The mid 1980s continues in this vein although there were a few stand out British TV shows amongst the pack. After the Young Ones and its anarchic comedy, British comedy would never be the same again - a new door had been opened for those who dared to go through it. Paul Putner. | 25 min Olivia Colman, TV-14 Robert Bathurst, 30 min I still love Porridge (and Open All Hours), The Young Ones was ground breaking (I like Bottom too, which I think was '90s? Robert Powell, The comedy dominance would continue into the 1980s and beyond. | ), Red Dwarf was fab. The misadventures of club owner Brian Potter who is determined to make The Phoenix Club the best working men's club in Greater Manchester. Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. Su Pollard, Stars: Hattie Jacques, Michael Troughton, British sitcom in which an unhappily married man discovers he can time travel back to 1940s war-torn London where he masquerades as an MI5 agent and part-time songwriter whilst courting the local barmaid. Brigit Forsyth, Decorate your laptops, water bottles, helmets, and cars. That momentum though didn't really keep rolling until later in the decade. Master Sergeant Bilko, regularly helped by the soldiers at Fort Baxter's motor pool, spends little time performing his duties by constantly trying to obtain money through various get-rich-quick scams and promotions. Fawlty Towers I loved but got me frustrated because Basil always lost. It ran on PBS sometimes in late 80s or early 90s. Despite his good intentions, everything seems to go wrong when he's around, despite the best efforts of the center staff and his long-suffering wife, Helen. I hated The Persuaders, I am not a fan of Roger Moore. Two siblings share their Friday night dinners at their parents home and, somehow, something always goes wrong. In the Regency era, Mr E. Blackadder serves as butler to the foppish numskull Prince George amidst the fads and crazes of the time. Terence Alexander, TV-14 And also in the 1980s, with now not 3 but 4 terrestrial channels, we got more soap operas - Brookside from Channel 4 which ended in the 1990s and the more dramatic and still popular Eastenders. Christopher Morris, He mainly does voice over work now (he has a wonderfully distinctive voice). Gorden Kaye, Some have not stood the test of time but that's probably because they were 'of their time', for example 'Watching' which was very funny, 'Rab C Nesbit' and 'Red Dwarf', 'One Foot In The Grave' and 'Birds of A Feather' all look like 1980s comedies. Stars: Hilarity ensues as guests try to get value for their Euros. Frank Kelly, | ITV didn't really move with the times. I could have jammed in a lot more, as both decades certainly had quality TV. I'll give you a brief description of the setting and the premise of the show and you pick the title. I remember some of their lines, which were pretty good. 24 min Ronnie Barker, Mary Craig from New York on August 13, 2012: All good shows Jooels but from this side of the ocean I have to say Benny Hill was my favorite! I didn't include a lot of stuff I watched myself, Catweasel -never missed it. Is this a sitcom or a drama? 50 min See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc, Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge. Alan Partridge hosts his own chat show on the BBC. | When I see them on satellite TV now, I still find myself laughing out loud at some of his stuff. Kevin Eldon, | A list of BBC episodes and clips related to "1960s British sitcoms". Thanks for reminding me. 1970's, 1970's ITV Comedy Another sitcom from the London Weekend stable. Comedy. | Comedy. 'Red Dwarf' still has a huge sci-fi cult following and 'Birds of A Feather' is set to return soon. Barry Evans, Stars: Peter Capaldi, | They live together and lead a slightly surreal life, annoying their snobby next-door neighbour Mr Brown and getting into frequent trouble with the ... See full summary », Stars: Stars: I grew up watching Fawlty Towers and Dr. Who (Tom Baker's iconic scarf!). Get up to 50% off. I think that there were only about six episodes. We'll soon begin ordering this list with data from our new Like buttons, so get clicking the shows you love! | Elsie Kelly, 29 min I'm not sure why he was in Vancouver, but after everyone else was seated, he came in and sat in the very front row on the end. Wentworth, B.A. Stars: The fantastic 'Edge of Darkness' starring an intense Bob Peck kept British TV audiences gripped with its tales of nuclear theft. One of its stars, James Bolam had already been popular in 'Whatever Happened to The Likely Lads' and would also score a success with 'The Beidebecke Tapes' with Barbara Flynn. The comedic misadventures of Roy, Moss and their grifting supervisor Jen, a rag-tag team of IT support workers at a large corporation headed by a hotheaded yuppie. Rebecca Front, 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' and 'Monty Python's Flying Circus' are another two of his commissions. Thanks for bringing back some fab memories. No Mrs Browns boys or Ab Fab, democracy -pah!). Stars: Add to Playlist 1 playlists. Hugh Laurie, TV-MA Amongst the shows he commissioned were 'Call My Bluff', for years a highly successful and very amusing quiz show. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives. Two early thirties best friends live together while having completely different personalities. | He is King of his own world but outside of ... See full summary », Stars: This hilarious lampoon of British class warfare and stuffy 1970s department stores couldn't have been timed better. Steve Coogan, Their last really successful year was 1978 when 'The Benny Hill Show', 'George and Mildred' and 'Rising Damp' were all still at the height of their success. Living in a beautiful old home . Chris O'Dowd, Connie Booth. 15 British Sitcoms That Americans Loved the Most. Utterly brilliant. George Cole, Leslie Ash, Christopher Ryan, TV-MA Wikipedia shows a BBC miniseries based on the Alexandre Dumas classic The Black Tulip. There was even a 1970s series set in prison, 'Porridge'. And if you are a The Young Ones fan. Today 's Points. TV-PG Stars: The Young Ones, Filfhy Rich and Catflap were my favourite. Joe Thomas, TV-PG A list of British TV and radio comedies and comedy films that debuted in 1970. Stars: James Smith, A British sitcom about a family going through everyday life in the Royle family house. 10,193 views made by Richard Van Dyk. This list may not reflect recent changes (). Carmen Silvera, I just want to point out that casualty still runs....as casualty. I. Mary Hyatt from Florida on August 13, 2012: I have never been fond of "comedy shows" but I made an exception with Benny Hill. Frank Windsor, Comedian Sean Hughes is plucked from obscurity and trapped in a TV reconstruction of his Muswell Hill flat, where his everyday bumblings are exposed to the gaze of a studio audience, Stars: Love thy Neighbour, was a daring show about a racist and his black neighbors but I don't think the 'N' word was ever used. Stars: Stars: Comedy. Stephen Fry, Watched it all the time and loved that he laughed at his own sense of humor. Joanna Scanlan, TV-PG Dave recently started airing new Red Dwarf episodes after a mini-series in 2009. :) Catweazle. Mollie Sugden, Shows like 'Scum' and Dennis Potter's 'Blue Remembered Hills', 'Brimstone and Treacle', 'Singing Detective' and 'Pennies for Heaven'. | Benny Hill - you could just watch separate episodes of that, they don't follow on. Jacki Harding, He laughed at everything. Stars: Sep 24, 2012 September 24th, 2012. Comedy. Hugh Laurie, Comedy. Gary Webster, 45 min 'The Benny Hill Show' was taking advantage of more lax censorship on TV, making best use of some buxom, bikini and hot pants clad girls being chased by what now seems to be a bunch of dirty old men but Benny Hill could be very funny with his other humour. Colditz? 231Rosslyn@gmail.com on February 23, 2019: I wonder, if anybody would know the name of TV series where the name of the main character was TOM and the basic idea was that he could by some miraculous opening in a fence move between the present and the WW2 times (probably in London). 55 min Some great memories, thank you and voted up! Stars: There's not as much sitcom around nowadays which is a shame. Get started! Holby City is just a spin off series based at the same hospital, Anyone remember a tv comedy about 4 or 5 old men constantly getting into trouble and their wives bailing them out. Stars: Stars: Doon Mackichan, TV-PG A spoof of the well known This Morning With Richard & Judy, by Lee and Herring. :). There were comedians immensely funny from all backgrounds of life in England from Warren Mitchell to Lenny Henry to Benny hill, Les Dawson and the very funny David Jason. I prefer comedy with words more than the silly bathroom humor that Hill did. You just can't get any funnier than that. Prunella Scales, Comedy, Family. Tamsin Greig, The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. Every bit as good as the older series. Perhaps the same people were in charge and there just wasn't a brave enough spirit to change things completely. 29 min I used to love Minder with Terry and Aufer Dailey. Comedy. https://www.ranker.com › list › best-1970s-british-sitcoms › ranker-tv Nigel Hawthorne, Ricky Tomlinson, Jools Hogg (author) from North-East UK on October 22, 2012: Thanks so much for your comment Sue, glad you liked this article. This parody series is an unearthed 80s horror/drama, complete with poor production values, awful dialogue and hilarious violence. Nigel Planer, James Buckley, Simon Bird, Neil Stuke, Hopefully they're on Netflix or On Demand so I could check them out... Rich, many thanks for your comment - I was less of a Python fan - I got some of the humour and the rest went over my head but I was only about 9 when they were first on TV. For sure also check out Dangerous Brothers. We still have 'The Young Ones' on video, we need to buy the DVDs. Zara Nutley. The top 25 TV shows of the 1970s And where you can watch them today. Not as good as everyone makes out but still ok. TV-G Comedy, Drama. While their girlfriends try to help them take on more responsibilities the boys seldom respond well and usually end up drinking together. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career. | I hated Benny Hill, but liked The Two Ronnies. Wendy Richard, 30 min 'Within These Walls' was copied later on by the Australian drama, 'Prisoner of Cell Block H'. The Two Ronnies is one of my favourite British comedies. Tony Hancock, It was the top Saturday night drama, appearing after' The Generation Game' so that was your Saturday night sorted out - entertainment all the way. Jul 28, 2018 - Explore Jules's board "60's & 70's British sitcoms" on Pinterest. The comedies were side splitting funny and there was just so much talent in England. Nicholas Lyndhurst, It held viewers captive for 13 episodes. Three misfit priests and their housekeeper live on Craggy Island, not the peaceful and quiet part of Ireland that it seems to be. Roy Heather. Frank Thornton, 410 min Mackenzie Crook, TV-14 Victor Meldrew is a retiree who attracts bad luck. Comedy. Possibly watched it in the 60's, 70's. Can't remember his name, but I think he was British. Caroline Quentin, Matt Berry, TV-PG Until the final episode and he got to be a guest in the hotel. Game Points. By the end of the decade, the BBC had taken over ITV's crown. He certainly did seem to have the knack of knowing what made people laugh. | But neither of them had the grit of 'The Sweeney' starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman. | Wilfrid Brambell, I adore all the old fashion british comedy series. | Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life. Can anyone remember the series about a precious old woman and a man who was either a ghost or her angel ? Comedy, History, War. Dave Spikey, Daisy May Cooper, 45 min The best written and acted show of all time. Jimmy Nail, Comedy. Marsha Fitzalan, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy. Judi, thanks for your comment! Buster Merryfield, 30 min The adventures of the last human alive and his friends, stranded three million years into deep space on the mining ship Red Dwarf. I remember Father Dear Father but wasn't fussed. Mar 2, 2019 - Explore Kev Brown's board "British sitcoms", followed by 720 people on Pinterest. David Jason, Two hugely successful cop shows took to the air in 1972 and 1973 with 'Special Branch' and 'Van der Valk' (the latter spawning a number one record with its theme tune). Vyvyan was the most memorable of The Young Ones, but I was always partial to poor Neil. | Owen Brenman, TV-14 TV-PG Then, Benny Hill became available and could not be missed. Lucy Montgomery. | | Roger Lloyd Pack, The early 1970s started pretty briskly in the comedy stakes with ITV making the better shows but BBC making one of the best, Steptoe and Son. My brother in law knows all of the scripts off by heart :o). Anthony Minghella's 'Truly, Madly, Deeply' was first shown on BBC2 before it was released as a movie and 'My Beautiful Launderette' was a Channel 4 production which also crossed over to cinema with some success, whilst also making a star of Daniel Day-Lewis. Does anyone remember a british sitcom about four women who have coffee mornings and eventually realise that the man that they talk about in their lives is the same person. Ivy Woodcock, Terry and Bob from The Likely Lads (1964) continue their life after Terry arrives home from serving in the Army to discover that Bob is about to marry his girlfriend Thelma. Janine Duvitski, Stars: Stars: This one-off format would be copies for most of the drama series of the 70s and 80s and is still used today. Tim Buckland. Gary Bellamy makes the transition from radio phone in show to television travel doc in his Triumph Stag, journeying around the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and meeting people from all walks of life along the way. Craig Cash, 6 See more ideas about british sitcoms, sitcom, british comedy. Stars: Don't watch it with any Labour voting social workers from Islington or they'll have you up in front of the race relations board. We had controversial British comedy TV shows like 'Love Thy Neighbour' (openly racist, it was meant to be ironic but ironic doesn't work in a comedy in the 1970s) and 'Man About The House' (one guy, two girls, lots of sexual innuendo and the possibility of a menage et trois?). | | 30 min Stars: | Steve Coogan, avg. Stephen Merchant, Comedy. Your welcome. Richard Herring, | Tracy Keating. | Adrian Edmondson, Robert Webb, Victor McGuire, 50 min So, when I was given this assignment to rank my Top 25 favorite series of the 1970s, my immediate concern was how I could work with only 25 options. Monty Python's Flying Circus was really funny-I loved watching that one, too. Martin Freeman, Charlie Cooper, Thanks for the tip off about Dangerous Brothers, I will watch out for it! Dermot Morgan, | Tony Robinson, How many have you seen? 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