The 80s bbc comedy wasnt bad either, yes minister (started in 80s), red dwarf, blackadder, only fools and horses, the young ones, mr bean.
Also in your 70s golden age, how about monty pythongs flying circus? also all your list was bbc apart from rising damp i believe, whatever they did back then they should try repeat it, the only brit comedy shows that stand up over time for last 20 years for me are father ted on channel 4 and the office/ royle family on bbc. Thats counting scripted content, still enjoy mock the week and qi is very good. i think the reliance on the panel shows though means less is put into scripted comedy.
A lot of people liked peep show/teachers/green wing but i never caught them, im bit ocd about having to see something from the first episode, i cant join something once its already going but il watch them some day.
The new doctor who is quite good in terms of production values and sherlock is wonderful, so the team that made those 2 may give us some hope in future. Silent witness and waking the dead dont hold up to more jazzy us cop shows but they were more dramatic and character driven, less formulaic than their american remakes (cold case, csi franchise)
theres a lot of crap us tv, but their cable stuff is great (borgias, tudors, game of thrones (our actors and made over in europe, yank funding) walking dead, wire, shield, true blood, breaking bad) Basically i ignore us network tv, 25 episodes of the same script with names changed usually, and their comedy outside the good early seasons of scrubs and my name is earl and animated stuff (futurama, simpsons, family guy, american dad, south park) is pretty samey rubbish formulaic canned laughter only use 2 sets sitcom garbage with no attempt at originality or production values. So yeah they make a ton more shows so they get it right more often, but they also churn out oh so much paint by numbers reprocessed crap. Its just so much bigger industry for them than any other nation, hollywood, music videos and celebrity culture is the their biggest export as well as a cultural obsession bordering on the religious.
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