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    I'm a big fan of tv comedy. Here's a few that I haven't seen mentioned in other lists, that I own the DVD of;

    Dave Allen Show
    Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
    Getting On
    Grandma's House
    Inbetweeners
    Kath & Kim
    Lead Balloon
    Nathan Barley
    Outnumbered (the earlier series)
    South Park
    Still Game
    Nighty Night

    My favourites from the usual suspects;

    Blackadder (2 & 3)
    Brass Eye
    Father Ted
    Fawlty Towers
    Inside No. 9 (though that straddles genres)
    IT Crowd
    The League of Gentlemen
    The Office
    One Foot In The Grave
    Only Fools And Horses (up until the arrival of the two girlfriends, which killed off half the point of the 'situation')
    Peep Show
    Phoenix Nights
    Psychoville
    Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
    Steptoe and Son
    Thick of It
    Yes Minister/Prime Minister
    The Young Ones (Series one, two is surprisingly dull in places, re-watching it a few months back)

    I've never seen The Goodies - partly due to the BBC having some bizarre institutional hatred of it and not repeating the series. One for the furloughed lockdown list...

    Tried Fleabag, couldn't stand it, switched off after 15 minutes...!

    As for an absolute favourite...it's hard to pick much wrong with Fawlty Towers over repeated viewings. Phoenix Nights runs it close for pure belly laughs.

    EDIT: Jeeves & Wooster
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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post

    Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

    Nighty Night

    I've no recollection of Garth Marenghi whatsoever. However, I like Richard Ayoade, so would give it a go. Excellent call with Nighty Night - I'd forgotten that one. Julia Davis was absolutely brilliant.
    'And where he supped the past lived still. And where he sipped the glass brimmed full' John Barleycorn, Carol Ann Duffy.

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    One no-one has mentioned yet is Friday Night Dinner, I only discovered it during the series before the current one and got hooked. Mark Heap is even madder than he was in Green Wing.

    Also just thought of Detectorists, beautiful gentle comedy, lovely countryside and a great theme tune.
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    A few unmentioned which rather randomly spring to mind are Raised by Wolves, Peter Kay's Car Share, Upstart Crow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    I'm a big fan of tv comedy. Here's a few that I haven't seen mentioned in other lists, that I own the DVD of;

    Dave Allen Show
    Garth Marenghi's Darkplace

    IT Crowd

    Tried Fleabag, couldn't stand it, switched off after 15 minutes...!.
    Dave Allen was brilliant.
    Garth Marenghi was brilliant too, likewise the IT Crowd.

    Surprised you lasted even 15 minutes with Fleabag.

    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    Also just thought of Detectorists, beautiful gentle comedy, lovely countryside and a great theme tune.
    Fabulous! Reminds me my childhood with a Dad who made his own detectors from scratch - all we ever found were ring pulls and shotgun cartridge caps.

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    I've remembered two that I liked that haven't been mentioned Trigger Happy TV and Broken News. Broken News was a send up of all News programmes from 24 hour rolling to local .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aqualung View Post
    Broken News was a send up of all News programmes from 24 hour rolling to local .
    Bit like "The Day Today" from the excellent Chris Morris, or "Drop the Dead Donkey" ?
    There are many diseases,
    that strike people's kneeses,
    Covid19! is one by name
    It comes from the East
    Packed in bladders of yeast
    So the Chinese must take half the blame.

    Apologies to Spike Milligan

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    Not TV but Radio 4's Down the Line with Gary Bellamy was very funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quinno View Post
    I'm a big fan of tv comedy. Here's a few that I haven't seen mentioned in other lists, that I own the DVD of;

    Dave Allen Show
    Garth Marenghi's Darkplace
    Getting On
    Grandma's House
    Inbetweeners
    Kath & Kim
    Lead Balloon
    Nathan Barley
    Outnumbered (the earlier series)
    South Park
    Still Game
    Nighty Night

    My favourites from the usual suspects;

    Blackadder (2 & 3)
    Brass Eye
    Father Ted
    Fawlty Towers
    Inside No. 9 (though that straddles genres)
    IT Crowd
    The League of Gentlemen
    The Office
    One Foot In The Grave
    Only Fools And Horses (up until the arrival of the two girlfriends, which killed off half the point of the 'situation')
    Peep Show
    Phoenix Nights
    Psychoville
    Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
    Steptoe and Son
    Thick of It
    Yes Minister/Prime Minister
    The Young Ones (Series one, two is surprisingly dull in places, re-watching it a few months back)

    I've never seen The Goodies - partly due to the BBC having some bizarre institutional hatred of it and not repeating the series. One for the furloughed lockdown list...

    Tried Fleabag, couldn't stand it, switched off after 15 minutes...!

    As for an absolute favourite...it's hard to pick much wrong with Fawlty Towers over repeated viewings. Phoenix Nights runs it close for pure belly laughs.
    Watched only 10 mins of Fleabag before I hit the off button.Shocked by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldboots View Post
    One no-one has mentioned yet is Friday Night Dinner, I only discovered it during the series before the current one and got hooked. Mark Heap is even madder than he was in Green Wing.

    Also just thought of Detectorists, beautiful gentle comedy, lovely countryside and a great theme tune.
    Detectorists is great.

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