80s TV The Best 1980s British Sitcoms  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite UK comedy shows that aired in the '80s

These are the best 1980s British sitcoms, ranked from best to worst by user votes.  From some top 80s British comedy shows that were full of silly slapstick comedy,  to others that contained politically incorrect humor. A few of the funniest 1980s British sitcoms were even adapted into American TV shows later on after becoming cult classics.

What programs will you find on this best 1980s British sitcoms list? Blackadder's all-star cast, including Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry and Rik Mayall, helped it to become a huge hit upon its 1983 premiere. Taking place in different eras with each series allowed this funny 80s British comedy TV show to generate timeless laughs. The Young Ones is another good show that aired on British television in the 1980s.

After premiering in 1981, Only Fools and Horses went on to become a very successful sitcom throughout its nine season run. Other good programs that are featured on this top 1980s British sitcoms list include 'Allo 'Allo, It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Bread.

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Blackadder is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Blackadder Rowan Atkinson, Brian Blessed, Elspet Gray

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49 22
Only Fools and Horses is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Only Fools and Horses David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

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57 29
Red Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Red Dwarf Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules

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38 19
Yes Minister is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Yes Minister Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds

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47 29
The Young Ones is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
The Young Ones Rik Mayall, Alexei Sayle, Ade Edmondson

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40 26
'Allo 'Allo! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
'Allo 'Allo! Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle

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21 11
Spitting Image is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Chris Trend added Spitting Image Steve Coogan, Harry Enfield, John Sessions

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17 14
Brush Strokes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Brush Strokes Gary Waldhorn, Greg Ellis, Christopher Ellison

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20 19
Ever Decreasing Circles is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Ever Decreasing Circles Richard Briers, Penelope Wilton, Peter Egan

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20 20
It Ain't Half Hot Mum is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
It Ain't Half Hot Mum Windsor Davies, Melvyn Hayes, Michael Bates

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18 18
Bread is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Bread J. G. Devlin, Rita Tushingham, Gilly Coman

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18 19
You Rang, M'Lord? is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
You Rang, M'Lord? Su Pollard, Bill Pertwee, Paul Shane

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15 16
Terry and June is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Terry and June Terry Scott, June Whitfield, Reginald Marsh

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2 2
Sorry! is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
MichaelD00 added Sorry! Ronnie Corbett, Barbara Lott, William Moore

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13 17
The New Statesman is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
The New Statesman Hugh Laurie, Rik Mayall, Paul O'Grady

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10 16
Girls On Top is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Chris Trend added Girls On Top Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French, Tracey Ullman

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9 17
Three Up, Two Down is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Three Up, Two Down Lysette Anthony, Michael Elphick, Angela Thorne

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9 18
The Dame Edna Experience is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Chris Trend added The Dame Edna Experience Barry Humphries, Emily Perry, Emily Perry

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11 22
Birds of a Feather is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Birds of a Feather Linda Robson, Matt Willis, Pauline Quirke

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7 20
Happy Families is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Happy Families Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Jennifer Saunders

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4 19
Dombey and Son is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 1980s British Sitcoms
Dombey and Son Julian Glover, Lysette Anthony