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These are the best 1990s British sitcoms, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best 1990s British sitcoms were a truly diverse crowd. Some top 90s British comedy shows were full of slapstick comedy, while others contained a smarter variety of humor. A few of the funniest 1990s British sitcoms were even adapted into American TV shows later on.

What programs will you find on this best 1990s British sitcoms list? Without a doubt, one of the best 90s British comedy shows has to be I'm Alan Partridge, which premiered in 1997. Steve Coogan's portrayal of the title character helped to earn the show two BAFTA Awards during its run. Father Ted is another good show that aired on British television in the 1990s.

For some female-driven comedy, it doesn't get much better than the hilarious series Absolutely Fabulous, starring Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley. Other good shows that appear on this top 1990s British sitcoms list include Men Behaving Badly, Keeping Up Appearances and The Royle Family.

Which 90s British comedy show is your favorite? Give the best series a thumbs up and share some of your favorite episodes in the comments section.
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Father Ted is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
Father Ted Ardal O'Hanlon, Dermot Morgan, Pauline McLynn Father Ted is a sitcom that was produced by independent production company Hat Trick Productions for British broadcaster Channel 4. Written jointly by Irish writers Arthur Mathews and Graham ...more

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One Foot in the Grave is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
One Foot in the Grave Richard Wilson, Annette Crosbie, Angus Deayton One Foot in the Grave is a British BBC television sitcom series written by David Renwick. The show ran for six series, plus seven Christmas specials and two Comic Relief sketches, over an ...more

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Keeping Up Appearances is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
Keeping Up Appearances Patricia Routledge, Geoffrey Hughes, Clive Swift Keeping Up Appearances is a BBC television sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke for the BBC, centred on the life of eccentric social climber Hyacinth Bucket, who insists that her surname is ...more

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Absolutely Fabulous is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
Absolutely Fabulous Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha Absolutely Fabulous, also known as Ab Fab, is a BBC television sitcom created by Jennifer Saunders, based on an original idea by her and Dawn French, and written by Saunders, who plays the ...more

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The Vicar of Dibley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
The Vicar of Dibley Dawn French, Liz Smith, Emma Chambers The Vicar of Dibley is a BBC television situation comedy created by Richard Curtis and written for actress, Dawn French, by Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer, with contributions from Kit ...more

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'Allo 'Allo! is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
'Allo 'Allo! Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle 'Allo 'Allo! is a BBC television sitcom broadcast on BBC1 from 1982 to 1992, comprising eighty-five episodes. A repeat is aired in the 'Afternoon Classics' on BBC2 since 27 March 2015. The story ...more

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Men Behaving Badly is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
Men Behaving Badly Rob Schneider, Dina Spybey-Waters, Ron Eldard Men Behaving Badly is a British sitcom that was created and written by Simon Nye. It follows the lives of Gary Strang and his flatmates, Dermot Povey and Tony Smart. It was first broadcast on ...more

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The Royle Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
The Royle Family Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Caroline Aherne The Royle Family is a British television sitcom produced by Granada Productions for the BBC, which ran for three series between 1998 and 2000, and specials from 2006 to 2012. It centres on the ...more

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I'm Alan Partridge is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
I'm Alan Partridge Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall I'm Alan Partridge is a BBC situation comedy starring Steve Coogan, of which two series of six episodes each were produced — the first in 1997 and the second in 2002. The series followed the ...more

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Last of the Summer Wine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
Last of the Summer Wine Peter Sallis, Jane Freeman, Kathy Staff Last of the Summer Wine is a British sitcom created and written by Roy Clarke that was originally broadcast on the BBC. Last of the Summer Wine premiered as an episode of Comedy Playhouse on 4 ...more

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The Brittas Empire is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
The Brittas Empire Chris Barrie, Harriet Thorpe, Michael Burns The Brittas Empire was a British sitcom created and originally written by Andrew Norriss and Richard Fegen. Chris Barrie played Gordon Brittas, the well-meaning but incompetent manager of ...more

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As Time Goes By is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
As Time Goes By Judi Dench, Geoffrey Palmer, Moira Brooker As Time Goes By is a British romantic sitcom that aired on BBC One from 1992 to 2002, with reunion specials in 2005. Starring Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer, it follows the relationship between ...more

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Goodnight Sweetheart is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
Goodnight Sweetheart Michelle Holmes, Nicholas Lyndhurst, David Ryall Goodnight Sweetheart is a British sitcom that ran for six series on BBC1 from 1993 to 1999. It stars Nicholas Lyndhurst as Gary Sparrow, an accidental time traveller who leads a double life ...more

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Waiting for God is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
Waiting for God Stephanie Cole, Graham Crowden, Janine Duvitski Waiting for God is a British sitcom that ran on BBC1 from 1990 to 1994 starring Graham Crowden as Tom and Stephanie Cole as Diana, two spirited residents of a retirement home who spend their ...more

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Desmond's is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
Desmond's Norman Beaton^! Carmen Munroe^! Ram John Holder Desmond's is a British television situation comedy broadcast by Channel 4 from 1989 to 1994. With 71 episodes, Desmond's became Channel 4's longest-running sitcom. The first series was shot in ...more

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Bread is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
Bread J. G. Devlin, Rita Tushingham, Gilly Coman Bread is a British television sitcom, written by Carla Lane, produced by the BBC and screened on BBC1 from 1 May 1986 to 3 November 1991. The series focused on the devoutly-Catholic and extended ...more

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Drop the Dead Donkey is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
Drop the Dead Donkey Sarah Alexander, Sara Stewart, Susannah Doyle Drop the Dead Donkey is a situation comedy that first aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1998. It is set in the offices of "GlobeLink News", a fictional TV news ...more

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You Rang, M'Lord? is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
You Rang, M'Lord? Su Pollard, Bill Pertwee, Paul Shane You Rang M'Lord? is a BBC television sitcom written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft, the creators of Dad's Army, It Ain't Half Hot Mum and Hi-de-Hi! It was broadcast between 1990 and 1993 on the ...more

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The Peter Principle is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
The Peter Principle Jim Broadbent, Beverley Callard, Stephen Moore The Peter Principle is a British television sitcom. It was produced by Hat Trick Productions, and first broadcast by the BBC between 1995 and 2000 and by PBS in the United States. The series is ...more

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Love Hurts is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 1990s British Sitcoms
Love Hurts Zoë Wanamaker, Adam Faith, Jane Lapotaire Love Hurts is a British comedy-drama series that was broadcast from 3 January 1992 to 18 March 1994 on BBC One. It was scripted by Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran and starred Adam Faith, ...more