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1. Bottom (1991–1995)

30 min | Comedy

Two perpetually bored and broke flatmates waste their days in a futile struggle to get laid, earn cash, and not kill one another.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Steven O'Donnell, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 11,197

2. The New Statesman (1987–1994)

70 min | Comedy

The ultra right-wing Alan B'Stard, the most selfish, greedy, dishonest, sadistic and sociopathic Conservative MP of them all, plots to achieve his meglomaniacal ambitions.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Troughton, Marsha Fitzalan, Terence Alexander

Votes: 2,122

3. The Comic Strip Presents... (1982– )

Comedy

A series of self contained television movies starring performers from London's "Comic Strip" comedy club and their friends. Noted for a high sense of parody of previous movies, literature, and generally everyone in sight.

Stars: Peter Richardson, Adrian Edmondson, Jennifer Saunders, Nigel Planer

Votes: 1,134

4. Dangerous Brothers Present: World of Danger (1986 Video)

77 min | Comedy

The two Dangerous brothers Sir Richard and Sir Adrian host a series of mad and violent sketches

Director: Paul Jackson | Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Morwenna Banks, John Bird

Votes: 448

5. Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987– )

204 min | Comedy

A satire about three losers: a failed actor, his sleazy agent, and a permanently drunk bodyguard.

Stars: Adrian Edmondson, Rik Mayall, Nigel Planer, Michael Redfern

Votes: 1,225

6. Believe Nothing (2002)

30 min | Comedy

Britain's cleverest man and leading moral philosopher, Quadruple Professor Adonis Cnut, tackles some of the world's most pressing problems assisted by his slave like butler and a beautiful but mentally unbalanced colleague.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Michael Maloney, Emily Bruni, Don Warrington

Votes: 272

7. Peep Show (2003–2015)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

Mark and Jez are a couple of twenty-something roommates who have nothing in common - except for the fact that their lives are anything but normal. Mayhem ensues as the pair strive to cope with day-to-day life.

Stars: David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King, Olivia Colman

Votes: 49,230

8. Bottom Live 2003: Weapons Grade Y-Fronts Tour (2003 Video)

R | 93 min | Comedy

Eddie has locked himself away in the toilet and Richie finds he's been inventing gadgets and only to find himself joining Eddie on a adventure through time and space on-board Eddie's time machine "The Turdis" which is a toilet cubicle.

Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 950

9. Bottom 2001: An Arse Oddity (2001 Video)

87 min | Comedy

Richie and Eddie escapes from the island and try to get to the bar to have a drink, only to find themselves trapped in a underground chamber and Richie thinks they've been abducted by aliens.

Director: Dewi Humphreys | Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 1,105

10. Guest House Paradiso (1999)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Thriller

Richie and Eddie, a perverted loser and his alcoholic partner in crime, run the worst hotel in Britain: the Guest House Paradiso.

Director: Adrian Edmondson | Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Bill Nighy, Kate Ashfield

Votes: 8,905

11. Bottom Live 3: Hooligan's Island (1997 Video)

100 min | Comedy

Richie and Eddie find themselves stranded on a tropical island, only to find the island is a atomic-test site, where the French tests atomic weaponry.

Director: Ed Bye | Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 1,352

12. Bottom Fluff (1996 Video)

58 min | Comedy

Bottom Fluff is a collection of bloopers from all 3 series of bottom

Directors: Ed Bye, Bob Spiers | Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Paul Bradley, Lee Cornes

Votes: 72

13. The IT Crowd (2006–2013)

TV-14 | 25 min | Comedy

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.

Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Matt Berry

Votes: 125,207

14. Bottom Live: The Big Number 2 Tour (1995 Video)

110 min | Comedy, Crime

Queen Elizabeth is attending a parade in Hammersmith and Richie and Eddie plans on inviting the Queen to join them for supper. But their plan goes wrong.

Director: Dominic Brigstocke | Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 1,366

15. The New Statesman (1987–1994)
Episode: A B'Stard Exposed (1994)

Comedy

Having recently returned to the back benches - following accidents to the other candidates for his sets - B'stard is interviewed on television by Brian Walden, who is shocked by his ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Mortimer | Stars: Rik Mayall, Brian Walden, Geoffrey McGivern, Phoebe Scholfield

Votes: 64

16. Bottom Live (1993 Video)

101 min | Comedy

Richie buys an inflatable doll named Monica as his lover, and he tries to conceal it from Eddie. But it all goes terribly wrong when Richie accidentally super glues Monica to his groin, mistaking Eddie's super glue for Handcream.

Director: Marcus Mortimer | Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 1,731

17. The Young Ones (1982–1984)

410 min | Comedy

The crazy and sometimes surreal comedic adventures of four very different students in Thatcher's Britain.

Stars: Rik Mayall, Adrian Edmondson, Nigel Planer, Christopher Ryan

Votes: 12,787

18. Whoops Apocalypse (1982– )

30 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi

A light-hearted look at the final week before doomsday. American President Johnny Cyclops is trying to run a re-election campaign while dealing with the Russians, a deposed Shah needing to ... See full summary »

Stars: Barry Morse, John Barron, Ed Bishop, Bruce Montague

Votes: 220

19. Kevin Turvey: The Man Behind the Green Door (1982 TV Short)

40 min | Short, Comedy

A week in the life of Redditch investigative reporter Kevin Turvey. As you would expect, not a lot happens!

Director: Colin Gilbert | Stars: Rik Mayall, Robbie Coltrane, Gwyneth Guthrie, Adrian Edmondson

Votes: 200

20. Kevin Turvey Investigates (1981 Video)

43 min | Comedy

The Mad Kevin Turvey has been hired by the BBC to investigate things but rather than investigate 'norma'l things Kev decides to investigate stupidly bizarre things (like he does) and his ... See full summary »

Directors: Colin Gilbert, Tom Gutteridge | Star: Rik Mayall

Votes: 172

21. Whoops Apocalypse (1986)

R | 93 min | Comedy

A British satire on the beginning of WWIII.

Director: Tom Bussmann | Stars: Stuart Saunders, Graeme Garden, Marc Smith, Loretta Swit

Votes: 791

22. Dylan Moran: Like, Totally (2006 Video)

69 min | Documentary, Comedy

Acerbic, eternally world-weary comic in stand up routine. Dylan Moran holds forth on matters important to him such as smoking (pro rather than anti), drink, drugs, music, women and children.

Director: Michael Matheson | Star: Dylan Moran

Votes: 1,321

23. Black Books (2000–2004)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy

Bernard Black runs a book shop, though his customer service skills leave something to be desired. He hires Manny as an employee. Fran runs the shop next door. Between the three of them many adventures ensue.

Stars: Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig, Paul Beech

Votes: 51,621

24. Spaced (1999–2001)

TV-14 | 25 min | Action, Comedy

Friends Tim and Daisy, 20-something North Londoners with uncertain futures, must pretend to be a couple to live in the only apartment they can afford.

Stars: Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin, Nick Frost

Votes: 48,056

25. Brass Eye (1997–2001)

TV-MA | 25 min | Comedy

Controversal spoof of current affairs television, and the role of celebrity in the UK.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Mark Heap, Kevin Eldon, Doon Mackichan

Votes: 9,135

26. The Day Today (1994– )

30 min | Comedy

A spoof of the British style of news broadcasting - including ridiculous stories, patronising vox pops, offensively hard-hitting research and a sports presenter clearly struggling for metaphors.

Stars: Christopher Morris, Steve Coogan, Patrick Marber, Rebecca Front

Votes: 4,556

27. I'm Alan Partridge (1997–2002)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

Alan Partridge, a failed television presenter, is now presenting a programme on local radio in Norwich. He desperately tries to revive his broadcasting career.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Simon Greenall, Felicity Montagu, Phil Cornwell

Votes: 17,571

28. Knowing Me, Knowing You with Alan Partridge (1994–1995)

TV-14 | 45 min | Comedy, Talk-Show

Alan Partridge hosts his own chat show on the BBC. He insults and belittles almost all of his guests and is humiliated by the rest.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber, Steve Brown

Votes: 5,683

29. Anglian Lives: Alan Partridge (2003 TV Movie)

29 min | Comedy

Z list celebrity will do anything to become A list

Director: Adam Tandy | Stars: Steve Coogan, Peter Baynham, Amelia Bullmore, Simon Greenall

Votes: 2,216

30. Saxondale (2006–2007)

30 min | Comedy

Tommy Saxondale is an ex-roadie with anger management issues and his own pest control business in Stevenage. Having survived a hostile divorce, Tommy now lives with his girlfriend Magz. ... See full summary »

Stars: Steve Coogan, James Bachman, Rasmus Hardiker, Ruth Jones

Votes: 2,582

31. Mid Morning Matters with Alan Partridge (2010– )

TV-PG | Comedy

Famous DJ Alan Partridge gives us an insight into what happens behind the microphone at North Norfolk digital radio.

Stars: Steve Coogan, Tim Key, Simon Greenall, Mary Joanna Coogan

Votes: 2,312

32. Benidorm (2007–2018)

Not Rated | 30 min | Comedy

Follow holidaymakers at the Solana Resort in Benidorm. Hilarity ensues as guests try to get value for their Euros.

Stars: Jake Canuso, Janine Duvitski, Tony Maudsley, Elsie Kelly

Votes: 3,419

33. Ideal (2005–2011)

30 min | Comedy

Moz is a drug dealer and has very strange clientele who come and go from his flat.

Stars: Johnny Vegas, Graham Duff, Nicola Reynolds, Tom Goodman-Hill

Votes: 2,403

34. 10 O'Clock Live (2011–2013)

Comedy, News

An informative and humourous take on the world of current affairs.

Stars: Charlie Brooker, Jimmy Carr, Lauren Laverne, David Mitchell

Votes: 624

35. Green Wing (2004–2007)

65 min | Comedy, Drama

Funky hospital-based sketch-comedy-drama type show.

Stars: Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris, Olivia Colman, Michelle Gomez

Votes: 10,596

36. People Like Us (1999–2001)

30 min | Comedy

Before there was The Office, there was People Like Us. A mockumentary in the style of the "docusoap" British reality television shows popular at the time about regular people and their ... See full summary »

Stars: Chris Langham, Mark Hadfield, Mike Hayley, Emma Kennedy

Votes: 491

37. The Thick of It (2005–2012)

TV-MA | 29 min | Comedy

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.

Stars: Chris Addison, James Smith, Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan

Votes: 18,884

38. Bremner, Bird and Fortune (1999– )

60 min | Comedy

A satirical British television programme produced by Vera Productions for Channel Four.

Stars: Rory Bremner, John Bird, John Fortune, Jamie Dispirito

Votes: 101

39. Absolute Power (2003–2005)

29 min | Comedy

The inner workings of a successful PR firm - lying for a living.

Stars: Stephen Fry, John Bird, James Lance, Zoe Telford

Votes: 882

40. Gimme Gimme Gimme (1999–2001)

34 min | Comedy

A sitcom about two dreamy London roommate: gay unemployed actor Tom Farrell, whose career is going nowhere; and Linda La Hughes, who is about as attractive as a centenary nun, yet has ... See full summary »

Stars: Kathy Burke, James Dreyfus, Beth Goddard, Rosalind Knight

Votes: 2,055

42. In the Loop (2009)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy

83 Metascore

A political satire about a group of skeptical American and British operatives attempting to prevent a war between two countries.

Director: Armando Iannucci | Stars: Tom Hollander, Peter Capaldi, James Gandolfini, Harry Hadden-Paton

Votes: 52,712 | Gross: $2.38M

45. In the Red (1998– )

60 min | Crime, Thriller

A series of killings of bank managers has London in a turmoil, all the way up to Parliament. And the killer regularly calls about his handiwork, but only to a street-wise, and usually ... See full summary »

Stars: Alun Armstrong, Victoria Carling, Richard Griffiths, Warren Clarke

Votes: 186

46. A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1987–1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Comedy sketches written and performed by renowned duo Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

Stars: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie, Deborah Norton, Geoffrey McGivern

Votes: 8,714

47. Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993)

TV-PG | 55 min | Comedy

8.4