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The Best 2000s British Sitcoms 

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Updated February 19, 2020 4.1k votes 716 voters 24.7k views 38 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite UK comedy shows that aired in the 2000s

These are the best 2000s British sitcoms, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some top 2000s British comedy shows are full of outrageous slapstick comedy, while others contain politically incorrect and introspective humor. A few of the funniest 2000s British sitcoms were even adapted into wildly popular American TV shows. 

What programs will you find on this best 2000s British sitcoms list? Ricky Gervais' comedic masterpiece The Office found funny in the everyday aspects of having a day job. This hilarious 2000s British comedy show even became one of the most popular American sitcoms of all-time when it was adapted with Steve Carell in the lead. The IT Guys is another good comedy show that aired on British television in the 2000s.

Simon Pegg first shared his unique brand of sci-fi comedy with the 1999 series Spaced. Other great shows that appear on this top 2000s British sitcoms list include Peep Show, The Inbetweeners and Gavin & Stacey.

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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson

Premiered: 2006

The IT Crowd (Channel 4, 2006) is a British sitcom created by Graham Linehan. In the basement office of a corporation, the three staff members of its IT (Richard Ayoade, Chris O'Dowd, and ...more

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The Inbetweeners is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Greg Davies, Blake Harrison

Premiered: 2008

The Inbetweeners is a British sitcom that originally aired on E4 from 2008 to 2010. Created and written by Damon Beesley and Iain Morris, the show followed the life of suburban teenager Will ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski

Premiered: 2005

The Office (NBC, 2005) is an American mockumentary sitcom television series developed by Greg Daniels, based on the 2001 British series. Led by manager Michael Scott (Steve Carell), the office ...more

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Only Fools and Horses is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
David Jason, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Paul Barber

Premiered: 1981

Only Fools and Horses is a British television situation comedy created and written by John Sullivan. Seven series were originally broadcast on BBC One in the United Kingdom from 1981 to 1991, ...more

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The Vicar of Dibley is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Dawn French, Liz Smith, Emma Chambers

Premiered: 1994

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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Peep Show is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King

Premiered: 2003

Peep Show is a British sitcom starring David Mitchell and Robert Webb. The television programme is written by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, with additional material by Mitchell and Webb, amongst ...more

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Absolutely Fabulous is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha

Premiered: 1992

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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Black Books is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey, Tamsin Greig

Premiered: 2000

Black Books is a British sitcom created by Dylan Moran and Graham Linehan that was broadcast on Channel 4 from 2000 to 2004. Starring Moran, Bill Bailey and Tamsin Greig, the series is set in ...more

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Gavin & Stacey is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Joanna Page, Mathew Horne, Alison Steadman

Premiered: 2007

Gavin & Stacey is a British romantic situation comedy that follows the long-distance relationship of Gavin from Billericay in Essex, England, and Stacey from Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan, ...more

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Outnumbered is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Samantha Bond, Hugh Dennis, Anna Skellern

Premiered: 2007

Outnumbered is a British sitcom starring Hugh Dennis as a father and Claire Skinner as a mother who are outnumbered by their three children (played by Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche and Ramona ...more

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My Family is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Robert Lindsay, Zoë Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson

Premiered: 2000

My Family was a British sitcom created and initially co-written by Fred Barron, which was produced by DLT Entertainment and Rude Boy Productions, and broadcast by BBC One for eleven series ...more

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Miranda is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Miranda Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis

Premiered: 2009

Miranda is a British television sitcom written by and starring comedian Miranda Hart. It originally aired on BBC Two from 9 November 2009 and later on BBC One until 1 January 2015, lasting three ...more

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The Royle Family is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Ricky Tomlinson, Sue Johnston, Caroline Aherne

Premiered: 1998

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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Extras is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant

Premiered: 2005

Extras is a British sitcom about extras working in television and film sets and in theatre. The series was co-produced by the BBC and HBO, and was created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais ...more

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Are You Being Served? is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Mollie Sugden, John Inman, Frank Thornton

Premiered: 1972

Are You Being Served? is a British sitcom created and written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, with contributions from Michael Knowles and John Chapman, for the BBC. The series follows the ...more

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Men Behaving Badly is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Rob Schneider, Dina Spybey-Waters, Ron Eldard

Premiered: 1992

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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Red Dwarf is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Chris Barrie, Craig Charles, Danny John-Jules

Premiered: 1988

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I'm Alan Partridge is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Steve Coogan, Phil Cornwell, Simon Greenall

Premiered: 1997

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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Spaced is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Jessica Hynes, Simon Pegg, Julia Deakin

Premiered: 1999

Spaced is a British television sitcom written by and starring Jessica Stevenson and Simon Pegg, and directed by Edgar Wright. Two series of seven episodes each were broadcast in 1999 and 2001 on ...more

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Father Brown is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Brenda McCartney added

Premiered: 2013

Father Brown is a British television period drama which began airing on BBC One on 14 January 2013. It features Mark Williams as the eponymous crime-solving Roman Catholic priest. The series is ...more

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Phoenix Nights is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Peter Kay, Dave Spikey, Justin Moorhouse

Premiered: 2001

Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights is a British sitcom about The Phoenix Club, a working men's club in the northern English town of Farnworth, Greater Manchester. The show was written by Neil ...more

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Not Going Out is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Miranda Hart, Lee Mack, Megan Dodds

Premiered: 2006

Not Going Out is a British television sitcom that has aired on BBC One since 2006 starring Lee Mack, Tim Vine, and Sally Bretton. Recurring roles throughout the series have been portrayed by ...more

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Two Pints of Lager and a... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Will Mellor, Natalie Casey, Sheridan Smith

Premiered: 2001

Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps is a British comedy television series sitcom that ran from 26 February 2001 to 24 May 2011 and starred Sheridan Smith, Will Mellor, Ralf Little, Natalie ...more

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Green Wing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris, Olivia Colman

Premiered: 2004

Green Wing is a British sitcom set in the fictional East Hampton Hospital. It was created by the same team behind the sketch show Smack the Pony, led by Victoria Pile, and stars Tamsin Greig, ...more

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The Thick of It is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best 2000s British Sitcoms
Peter Capaldi, Joanna Scanlan, Chris Addison

Premiered: 2005

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