The Ultimate Guide to British Sitcoms

The situation comedy, or sitcom to give it it’s more well known nom de plume, has always been one of the most popular of TV show genres. It’s a genre that television is particularly well suited for too, the small scale box in the corner (at least until our recent conversion to giant wall dominating LCD screens anyway) perfectly suited to the often domestic tribulations of shows like Meet The Wife, Terry and June, The Good Life and Rising Damp. Not to say that there isn’t room for the way out, almost every concept has found it’s way into sitcomland – from high concept Red Dwarf to the historical antics of Blackadder.

This mammoth A-Z encyclopedia guide pulls together details about every UK sitcom you’ve ever heard of as well as lots you haven’t. From the true icons to the obscure to how on Earth did that get made, they are all here.

Click on the links below to traverse your way through the shows.

The Abbey to Autumn Tints

Babes in the Wood to Butterflies

The Cabbage Patch to Curry and Chips

Dad to Dr Terrible’s House of Horrible

Dr Willoughby to Duty Free

Early Doors to Eyes Down

The Fainthearted Feminist to 15 Storeys High

Filthy Rich and Catflap to The Fuzz

The Gaffer to The Glums

The Gnomes of Dulwich to Grundy

Haggard to Help

Here’s Harry to Human Remains

Ideal to I Woke One Morning

Joan and Leslie to Just Liz 

Keeping Mum to The Kumars at Number 42

The Labours of Erica to L For Lester

Let Them Eat Cake to Luv

Mad About Alice to Mike and Bernie

Mind Your Language to The More We Are Together

Mornin’ Sarge to My Wife Next Door

Nathaniel Titlark to Next of Kin

Nice Day at the Office to Now Take My Wife

Odd Man Out to Over the Rainbow

Packet of Three to Pinwright’s Progress

Plaza Patrol to Queenie’s Castle

Rab C. Nesbitt to The River 

Robin’s Nest to Running Wild

Safe and Sound to Shelley

Shine A Light to Sometime Never

Something in the City to Sykes

Take a Letter Mr Jones to Three Up Two Down

Thundercloud to Tygo Road

Ukridge to Us Girls

Valentine Park to The Vital Spark

The Wackers to Wyatt’s Watchdogs

Yanks Go Home to Yus M’Dear