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Best British comedy shows watch

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    I've always been a big fan of American comedy shows, and I watch them religiously. Every time I finish one, I move onto another one. Examples such as:


    The Big Bang Theory
    How I Met Your Mother
    Two And A Half Men
    New Girl
    2 Broke Girls
    Baby Daddy
    Modern Family
    The Goldbergs
    Family Guy
    The Office (USA)
    Parks & Recreation
    My Name Is Earl
    Everybody Hates Chris
    Fresh Off The Boat
    Dr Ken
    Fresh Prince
    Kenan & Kel
    Drake & Josh
    Brooklyn Nine Nine
    Arrested Development
    South Park
    Happy Endings

    However, I should have more interest in British comedies as I'm born and brought up here. But I just don't seem to enjoy British shows as much as American ones, and the ones I do like are way outnumbered by the American ones. Lots of British comedies don't seem to run for very long, and there aren't many current ones I can think of as much as there were over the last 30 years or so. The ones I do like:


    Only Fools And Horses
    The Inbetweeners
    Little Britain
    Citizen Khan
    Little Miss Jocelyn
    Fawlty Towers
    My Hero
    Goodness Gracious Me
    Bad Education
    Keeping Up Appearances
    The Office (UK)

    As you can see, the number of American comedies I like is pretty much twice as long as the number of British comedies. And that can't be because we don't make enough - there are plenty of good British comedies out there which I've just never taken much interest in, or that I've tried but didn't like.

    Any recommendations for good British comedy shows that I haven't mentioned above? Thanks

    peep show is a MUST watch
    also check out the IT crowd, thats pretty good too
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