"Yer Still Havin' A Laugh" - More Classic British Comedies

A Listmania! list by Cynical and Critical (Back Row Of The Movies Somewhere)
 
Auf Wiedersehen Pet Box Set - The Complete Series 1 and 2 [DVD]
1.  Auf Wiedersehen Pet Box Set - The Complete Series 1 and 2 [DVD] DVD ~ Tim Healy
The list author says:
  "Whether you loved the ITV episodes or the latter BBC ones, there’s no denying Auf Wiedersehen Pet will forever be known as one of Britain’s best loved comedies."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

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Till Death Do Us Part - 1974 Series [DVD] [1965]
2.  Till Death Do Us Part - 1974 Series [DVD] [1965] DVD ~ Warren Mitchell
The list author says:
  "He may have been a racist, a xenophobe and a loud-mouth to boot, but Alf Garnet (Warren Mitchell) spent almost 25 years entertaining the British public with his brand of outspoken humour."
£59.90   Used & New from: £39.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (107 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

Father Ted : Complete Box Set [DVD] [1995]
3.  Father Ted : Complete Box Set [DVD] [1995] DVD ~ Dermot Morgan
The list author says:
  "A true gem of a comedy focusing on the lives of Catholic priests living on the remote Craggy Island.  Truly in a league of it’s own."
£34.76   Used & New from: £4.42
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (216 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Are You Being Served? - The Complete Series One to Five [DVD]
4.  Are You Being Served? - The Complete Series One to Five [DVD] DVD ~ John Inman
The list author says:
  "Seems a bit dated nowadays, but AYBS is still one of the best BBC comedies from the 70s golden era."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

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Rising Damp: The Complete Collection [DVD]
5.  Rising Damp: The Complete Collection [DVD] DVD ~ Leonard Rossiter
The list author says:
  "He may not have had a ‘face for television’, but Leonard Rossiter was definitely worthy of the title, “comedy genius”.  “Rising Damp” typifies the great quality of British comedy the 1970s produced"
£27.99   Used & New from: £5.11
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

'Allo 'Allo! - Series 1 & 2  [DVD] [1982]
6.  'Allo 'Allo! - Series 1 & 2 [DVD] [1982] DVD ~ Gorden Kaye
The list author says:
  "Set during WWII in Nazi-occupied France, this terrific comedy focuses on café owner, Rene, and his collaborations with the French Resistance and the Occupying Germans, both with hilarious results."
£7.53   Used & New from: £1.70
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (105 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Last of the Summer Wine - Series 1 & 2 [1973] [DVD]
7.  Last of the Summer Wine - Series 1 & 2 [1973] [DVD] DVD ~ Michael Bates
The list author says:
  "LOTSW, with it’s gentle brand of innocent, almost childlike humour just happens to be the world’s longest running TV sitcom.  There’s life in this old dog yet!"
£8.79   Used & New from: £3.19
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (115 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

On The Buses: The Complete Series Boxset [DVD]
8.  On The Buses: The Complete Series Boxset [DVD] DVD ~ Reg Varney
The list author says:
  "Another comedy that some might say hasn’t aged well, but if you like to laugh and love 70s sitcoms, then the antics of Jack, Stan and Blakey will definitely suit your needs."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)

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Phoenix Nights: Series 1 [DVD] [2001]
9.  Phoenix Nights: Series 1 [DVD] [2001] DVD ~ Peter Kay
The list author says:
  "Channel Four has produced many a fine comedy over the years, but Phoenix Night’s is probably the best.  Peter Kay, playing several roles, shines as one of the UK’s best comedians."
£19.98   Used & New from: £7.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

Gimme, Gimme, Gimme : Complete BBC Boxset [DVD] [1999]
10.  Gimme, Gimme, Gimme : Complete BBC Boxset [DVD] [1999] DVD ~ Kathy Burke
The list author says:
  "Politically incorrect, homophobic, sexist and vulgar; add up all those elements and what you’re left with is one of the funniest comedies to grace British television for many years."
£7.70   Used & New from: £1.32
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (230 customer reviews)

The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin : The Complete BBC Series Collection [1976] [DVD]
11.  The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin : The Complete BBC Series Collection [1976] [DVD] DVD ~ David Warwick
The list author says:
  "Another classic comedy vehicle for the much-talented Leonard Rossiter.  Not as popular as “Rising Damp”, but still as funny."
£29.98   Used & New from: £10.56
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (133 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

George And Mildred - The Complete Second Series [DVD]
12.  George And Mildred - The Complete Second Series [DVD] DVD ~ Yootha Joyce
The list author says:
  "Watching “George & Mildred” nowadays embodies all things kitsch about the 70s, but it’s still able to make the viewer laugh.  Another ITV gem."
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Bottom - Series 1-3 [DVD]
13.  Bottom - Series 1-3 [DVD] DVD ~ Adrian Edmonson
The list author says:
  "Carrying on their comedic partnership that spawned from “The Young Ones” and “Filthy, Rich & Catflap”, Mayall & Edmondson are at their archaic best in this hilarious sitcom."
£9.99   Used & New from: £5.99
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (184 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Please Sir!: The Best Of Please Sir! (Box Set) [DVD] [1968]
14.  Please Sir!: The Best Of Please Sir! (Box Set) [DVD] [1968] DVD ~ Deryck Guyler
The list author says:
  "Almost like a comedy version of, “To Sir With Love”, this funny sitcom chronicles the lives and antics of the pupils and teachers at Fenn Street School."
£19.96   Used & New from: £9.18
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)

Love Thy Neighbour: Complete Series 1 [DVD]
15.  Love Thy Neighbour: Complete Series 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Jack Smethurst
The list author says:
  "Some say this is the most racist comedy British TV ever produced, but times have changed and it’s fascinating to see how we Brits adapted to living in a multi-cultural society in the 70s."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (50 customer reviews)

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Terry & June - Series 1 [DVD]
16.  Terry & June - Series 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Terry Scott
The list author says:
  "British comedy didn’t come more innocent as this classic show, but that didn’t make it any less funny.  Terry Scott and June Whitfield played the quintessential married couple extremely well."
£3.30   Used & New from: £0.69
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Whoops Apocalypse [DVD]
17.  Whoops Apocalypse [DVD] DVD ~ Stuart Saunders
The list author says:
  "A satirical look at the world during the Thatcher/Regan years seemed revolutionary at the time.  Now it serves as a timely reminder of what life was like during the “Cold War”."
£4.81   Used & New from: £3.53
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Man About The House - The Complete Second Series [DVD]
18.  Man About The House - The Complete Second Series [DVD] DVD ~ Richard O'Sullivan
The list author says:
  "A fabulous trip into 70s comedy that made Richard O’Sullivan a household name during that period.  Two spin-offs were created from this show: “George & Mildred” and “Robin’s Nest”."
£12.90   Used & New from: £3.19
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

The Best of Not the 9 O'Clock News - Volume 1 [DVD] [1979]
19.  The Best of Not the 9 O'Clock News - Volume 1 [DVD] [1979] DVD ~ Rowan Atkinson
The list author says:
  "This ground-breaking sketch show of the late 70s and early 80s seems as relevant and topical today as it was then. It was also the first comedy show I remember where a woman bared her breasts!"
£4.25   Used & New from: £1.53
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

The New Statesman - The Complete Series [DVD]
20.  The New Statesman - The Complete Series [DVD] 
The list author says:
  "One of several “new wave” comedies that graced the TV screen during the early 80s and the Thatcher years. Mayall’s, ‘Alan B’Stard’ characterizes the capitalistic sentiment of the Tories perfectly."
£35.90   Used & New from: £25.00
5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

The Comic Strip Presents - Complete [DVD] [1982]
21.  The Comic Strip Presents - Complete [DVD] [1982] DVD ~ Peter Richardson
The list author says:
  "Probably the finest “alternative” comedy on British TV during the 80s – one that started the careers of many now-established comedians. The episode “Five Go Mad In Dorset” is a classic."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Bless This House - The Complete First Series [DVD]
22.  Bless This House - The Complete First Series [DVD] DVD ~ Vince Powell
The list author says:
  "Sid James epitomizes all the things that makes a guy tick: football, booze and a bit of “how’s your father?!”.  Unfortunately, not all guys have to contend with a family like his! Classic stuff."
£10.25   Used & New from: £6.74
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Red Dwarf - Just The Shows : Complete BBC Series 5-8 (6 Disc Box Set) [DVD]
23.  Red Dwarf - Just The Shows : Complete BBC Series 5-8 (6 Disc Box Set) [DVD] DVD ~ Chris Barrie
The list author says:
  "Who would’ve thought that an obscurely bizarre sci-fi comedy could be so funny?  Well, it was funny and remained a mainstay on the BBC for eight years."
£19.00   Used & New from: £4.92
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)

Drop the Dead Donkey: The Complete First Series [DVD] [1990]
24.  Drop the Dead Donkey: The Complete First Series [DVD] [1990] DVD ~ Robert Duncan
The list author says:
  "The best satirical comedy of the 90s, and another feather in the cap for Channel Four."
£14.51   Used & New from: £1.02
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Green Wing Series 1 [DVD]
25.  Green Wing Series 1 [DVD] DVD ~ Tamsin Greig
The list author says:
  "Imagine “Casualty” with comedy added to the script, and you kind of get the idea what TGW is like.  Then again, maybe not, but it sure as hell is funny."
£4.76   Used & New from: £0.86
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (91 customer reviews)

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