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Old 17-05-2009, 15:35   #41
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Old 17-05-2009, 16:13   #42
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Came back because i remembered another one

The Good Life

Didn't like it as a kid but much funnier when i grew up
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Old 17-05-2009, 16:41   #43
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Came back because i remembered another one

The Good Life

Didn't like it as a kid but much funnier when i grew up
Ditto.

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And don't tell anyone but we've got the video boxset of Love Thy Neighbour!
How many series are there in the boxset, I think the tv run went upto 8 but then apparently they have cocked up a couple of the discs and repeated episodes on them, is that right?

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Old 17-05-2009, 18:06   #44
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Came back because i remembered another one

The Good Life

Didn't like it as a kid but much funnier when i grew up
Used to love this, but don't know if I'm remembering it with the old rose tinted glasses on.
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Old 17-05-2009, 19:02   #45
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Old 17-05-2009, 19:44   #46
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Used to love this, but don't know if I'm remembering it with the old rose tinted glasses on.
I don't think you are as i was still watching the repeats up until a couple of years ago and it's still a great warm-hearted comedy. Besides, i have a soft spot for Richard Briers's voice and would love him to read me a bed time story everynight

I think that's because i grew up with him being the voice of so many kids programmes and his voice is very soothing
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Old 17-05-2009, 21:42   #47
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This thread forms one of my favorite debates with friends and even I debate it myself.

So many good ones and so many are tarnished by long runs and going stale - bit like movies that are great until the sequel(s) come out and you sort of never like that first film as much as you first did.

OFAH is definately in this catergory as going stale, like some other which went stale, Bread, One foot in the grave, Red Dwarf.

Some worth mentioning I not seen above, The Brittas Empire was fantastic, Dear John (ok mentioned above) and Brush Strokes.

But my favorite two which seems to be concensious is Father Ted and Fawlty Towers.
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Old 17-05-2009, 22:40   #48
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How many series are there in the boxset, I think the tv run went upto 8 but then apparently they have cocked up a couple of the discs and repeated episodes on them, is that right?
I'm not sure, I've just had a look for the boxset & can't find it, I've got a feeling it's packed away in a box with other vhs videos. I know it starts from the begining when they first move in but as it's on vhs it's probably just the first series.
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Old 18-05-2009, 00:13   #49
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Blackadder 2, 3 and 4 (1st series sucks arse)
Absolutely Fabulous (series 1 and 2)
Spaced

So many others (especially the much loved ones like Only Fools and Horses, Porridge and Dad's Army) just never held much appeal for me. There's a massive long list of Britcoms from Are you being Served? to Sorry! and everything inbetween which are mildly amusing at best and downright unwatchable at worst, yet they are so well remembered still!
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Old 18-05-2009, 09:54   #50
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Watching Basil's best bits last night, I realised i would much have preferred the Best of the Dwarf, from that I realised I prefer Red Dwarf to Fawlty Towers.
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Old 18-05-2009, 11:33   #51
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OFAH or One Foot in the Grave for me, followed closely by Red Dwarf and Fawlty Towers. Also love..

Blackadder
Extras
The Office
Porridge
Coupling
The Good Life
Open All Hours
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Old 18-05-2009, 11:47   #52
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For me

Father Ted
Spaced
Young Ones

glad to see very little mention of those Croft/Perry sitcoms - mostly dreadful (Dad's Army excepted)
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In no particular order but just the ones that immediately pop in my mind ( and hence the most memorable ) :

Father Ted
Allo Allo
Red Dwarf
Fawlty Towers
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And I really liked "Dear John" as well. As much for its comedy and the characters.
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Old 18-05-2009, 13:15   #55
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fawlty towers
red dwarf
men behaving badly
Blackadder 2+
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Old 18-05-2009, 13:48   #56
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And I really liked "Dear John" as well. As much for its comedy and the characters.
Does anyone know if Dear John going to be released on DVD or is it ever shown on TV?
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I've never got OFAH at all. Right from the start I found it more embarassing than funny, but I guess that's its style of humour. Simlarly, I've never got One Foot in the Grave.

I'm shocked Spaced is getting so few mentions - that stands head and shoulders above most other British comedies.
Gotta say that I've got a soft spot for Graham Linehan, as the following list shows!

Spaced
Father Ted
The IT Crowd
Black Books
Blackadder
Coupling

There's a few darker ones that I'm not sure are exactly Sit Coms, but I really liked Teachers until it jumped the shark and A Very Perculiar Practice.
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Old 18-05-2009, 16:03   #58
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For those who grew up in the late 60'2 early 70's ; Till Death Do Us Part was a must watch.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Till_De...tish_TV_series)

Anyone remember Shelley staring Hywel Bennett.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelley_(TV_series)

And Citizen Smith or Nightingales both with Robert Lindsay.

The funniest show of the 70's must be Some Mothers Do Ave Em.
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Since when is Father Ted british?
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Made by a British company for a British TV channel... therefore British.
Irish writers and Irish actors though.
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The longest running comedy sitcom must be Last Of The Summer Wine. This started 1973 and is still running.
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