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The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s 

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Updated November 20, 2019 1.4k votes 307 voters 5.5k views 38 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite UK comedy shows that aired in the 2010s

These are the best 2010s British sitcoms, ranked from best to worst by user votes. Some top 2010s British comedy shows are full of silly slapstick comedy, while others contain politically incorrect humor. A few of the funniest 2010s British sitcoms were even adapted into American TV shows - of which there are strong opinions on which version is better.

What programs will you find on this best 2010s British sitcoms list? Chances are you'll find plenty of familiar faces, as some of the biggest A-list stars of today got their start on British sitcoms this decade, such as The IT Crowd, Friday Night Dinner, and The Inbetweeners. Other great shows that appear on this top 2010s British sitcoms list include Miranda, Outnumbered, Peep Show, and My Family.

Which 2010s British comedy show would you put at No. 1? Vote the best series to the top of this list.

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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson

Premiered: 2006

Number of Episodes: 24

Network: Channel 4, IFC

The IT Crowd is a British sitcom by Channel 4, written by Graham Linehan, produced by Ash Atalla and starring Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson and Matt Berry. The "IT" ...more

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Peep Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
David Mitchell, Robert Webb, Matt King

Premiered: 2003

Number of Episodes: 48

Network: Channel 4

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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The Inbetweeners is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
BIG BEN added Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Greg Davies, Blake Harrison

Premiered: 2008

Number of Seasons: 2

Number of Episodes: 12

Network: Channel 4, E4

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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Outnumbered is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Samantha Bond, Hugh Dennis, Anna Skellern

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: BBC One

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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Friday Night Dinner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Tamsin Greig, Mark Heap, Paul Ritter

Premiered: 2011

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: E4

Friday Night Dinner is a British television sitcom written by Robert Popper and starring Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and Mark Heap. The comedy is focused on the regular ...more

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Absolutely Fabulous is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha

Premiered: 1992

Number of Seasons: 5

Number of Episodes: 39

Network: Comedy Central, BBC America, BBC One, Logo, Oxygen

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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Not Going Out is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Miranda Hart, Lee Mack, Megan Dodds

Premiered: 2006

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 22

Network: BBC One

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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My Family is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Robert Lindsay, Zoƫ Wanamaker, Gabriel Thomson

Premiered: 2000

Number of Episodes: 120

Network: BBC One

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) 9 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Miranda Miranda Hart, Patricia Hodge, Tom Ellis

Premiered: 2009

Number of Episodes: 18

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One

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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Detectorists is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Lucy Benjamin

Premiered: 2014

Detectorists (BBC Four, 2014) is a British single-camera television comedy series created by Mackenzie Crook. The lives of two eccentric metal detectorists, Amndy (Crook) and Lance (Toby Jones), ...more
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Gavin & Stacey is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Joanna Page, Mathew Horne, Alison Steadman

Premiered: 2007

Number of Seasons: 3

Number of Episodes: 20

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC One, BBC HD, BBC Three

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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Plebs is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
BIG BEN added Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry, Ryan Sampson

Premiered: 2013

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 6

Plebs is a British television series, broadcast on ITV2. It was first broadcast in March 2013, and is produced by Tom Basden, Caroline Leddy, Sam Leifer and Teddy Leifer. It stars Joel Fry, Tom ...more
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Two Pints of Lager and a... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Will Mellor, Natalie Casey, Sheridan Smith

Premiered: 2001

Number of Episodes: 80

Network: British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Three, BBC Choice

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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Man Down is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Rik Mayall, Greg Davies
Man Down is a British sitcom first broadcast on Friday 18 October 2013 on Channel 4 and starring Greg Davies as Dan, a man who hates his job as a teacher, and Rik Mayall as his father in the ...more
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Catastrophe is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Sharon Horgan, Rob Delaney
Catastrophe (Channel 4, 2015) a British sitcom created by Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan. Sharon Morris (Horgan) and Rob Norris (Delaney) get together after she becomes pregnant following a brief ...more

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White Gold is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
BIG BEN added Ed Westwick, James Buckley, Joe Thomas

Premiered: 2017

Network: BBC Two

White Gold (BBC Two, 2017) is a British comedy series created by Damon Beesley. The story of a double-glazing showroom in Essex in 1983, led by charismatic salesman Vincent (Ed Westwick) who is ...more
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Vicious is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Derek Jacobi, Ian McKellen, Frances de la Tour

Premiered: 2013

Number of Episodes: 6

Network: ITV

Vicious is a British sitcom shown on ITV. The series stars Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi as Freddie and Stuart, an elderly gay couple who have been together for 48 years but endure a love/hate ...more
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Fleabag is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Fleabag Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Hugh Skinner, Sian Clifford

Premiered: 2016

Fleabag (BBC Three, 2016) is a British comedy series about Fleabag (Phoebe Waller-Bridge), a young woman attempting to navigate modern life in London.

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Fresh Meat is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Fresh Meat Kimberley Nixon, Robert Webb, Joe Thomas

Premiered: 2011

Number of Episodes: 16

Network: Channel 4

Fresh Meat is a British comedy-drama created by Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain, who also created Peep Show. The first episode, directed by David Kerr, was broadcast on Channel 4 on 21 September ...more

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The End of the F***ing W... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan

Premiered: 2018

The End of the F***ing World (Netflix, 2018) is an eight-part British absurdist dark comedy-drama television series, based on the comic series by Charles S. Forsman. 17-year-old James (Alex ...more

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Toast of London is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Matt Berry, Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan

Premiered: 2013

Number of Episodes: 7

Network: Channel 4

Toast of London is a British comedy series following Steven Toast, an eccentric middle-aged actor with a chequered past who spends more time dealing with his problems off stage than performing ...more
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A Young Doctor's Noteboo... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
A Young Doctor's Notebook Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Rosie Cavaliero
A Young Doctor's Notebook is a British dark comedy television series. The series was adapted from the book of short stories titled A Young Doctor's Notebook by Mikhail Bulgakov. The events take ...more
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Mrs. Brown's Boys is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Brendan O'Carroll, Jennifer Gibney, Dermot O'Neill

Premiered: 2011

Number of Seasons: 1

Number of Episodes: 21

Network: BBC One

Mrs. Brown's Boys is a television sitcom created by and starring Irish writer and performer Brendan O'Carroll and produced in the United Kingdom by BBC Scotland alongside companies BocPix and ...more

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Cuckoo is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s
Andy Samberg, Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale

Premiered: 2012

Network: BBC, Netflix

Cuckoo (BBC 2012, Netflix 2016) is a British sitcom created by Robin French and Kieron Quirke. A daughter shocks her parents when she marries an American hippie, but it's just the first in a ...more
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Citizen Khan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest British Sitcoms of the 2010s

Number of Episodes: 13

Network: BBC One

Citizen Khan is a family-based British sitcom produced by the BBC and created by Adil Ray. It is set in Sparkhill, Birmingham, described by its lead character Mr Khan as "the capital of ...more