Top 3 British TV Comedies

  1. The Office (2001)

Office

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The story of an office that faces closure when the company decides to downsize its branches. A documentary film crew follow staff and the manager David Brent as they continue their daily lives.His long-suffering employees include the weasley Gareth, unlucky-in-love Tim, and the object of Tim’s affections, receptionist Dawn.Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s comedy set in a branch of a paper merchant’s in Slough wasn’t the first to be shot in a mock-documentary style by any means, but it set new standards for the genre and took the comedy of acute embarrassment into an environment a lot of us know very well.It’s American adaptation aired on NBC from March 24, 2005 to May 16, 2013 but we think it can’t hold a candle!

  1. Fawlty Towers (1975)

Fawlty Towers

One of the Britain’s best-loved sitcoms.Fawlty Towers, a 22-room hotel located in Torquay, the centreof

the ‘English Riviera’, is a den of mishap and disaster.Basil Fawlty, owner and manager of the hotel, is a man

of infinite capability in impoliteness, caustic intolerance and general rudeness toward the guests he views as

an unwelcome imposition. His wife, Sybil, is of a more practical demeanour, but seems to have an immunity

to work. The running of the hotel is thus often left to waitress, maid, and all-round help Polly. Meanwhile,

Spanish waiter and porter Manuel is still struggling with English.

 

  1. The Black Adder

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The Black Adder

 

In the Middle Ages, Prince Edmund the Black Adder constantly schemes and endeavors to seize the crown from his father and brother.The Blackadder dynasty has run through English history since time immemorial. It stars Rowan Atkinson and is written as an alternate history, which contends that KingRichard III won the Battle of Bosworth Field, only to be unintentionally assassinated by his nephew Edmund and succeeded by Richard IV.

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