Comedy The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix  

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Here are the best British comedy shows streaming now on Netflix. Whether you're looking for British sitcoms or shows with dry humor, this list of British TV comedies currently on Netflix is regularly updated with new and popular TV series. What are the best British comedy series to watch on Netflix? 

One of the funniest shows on Netflix, Chewing Gum, starring Michaela Coel, won the BAFTA for Best Female Comedy Performance in 2016. Other good British comedies on Netflix include Everything SucksThe IT Crowd, Extras, and the original UK series, The Office, starring Ricky Gervais. 

Vote up the best British comedy series on Netflix, and add your favorites if they're missing from the list.

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Lovesick is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Lovesick Johnny Flynn, Antonia Thomas, Daniel Ings Lovesick (Channel 4, 2014) is a British sitcom created by Tom Edge. After finding out he has an STD, Dylan (Johnny Flynn), with the help of his best friends Luke (Daniel Ings) and Evie (Antonia ...more

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Chewing Gum is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Chewing Gum Michaela Coel, Robert Lonsdale, Susan Wokoma Chewing Gum (E4, 2015) is a British television sitcom created by Michaela Coel. Growing up as a restricted, religious virgin, 24-year-old shop assistant Tracey Gordon (Coel) wants to have sex ...more

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The IT Crowd is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
The IT Crowd Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson 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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Crashing is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Crashing Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Jonathan Bailey, Adrian Scarborough Crashing (Netflix, 2016) is a British comedy drama series commissioned by Channel 4. The series follows the lives of six twenty-somethings living together as property guardians in a disused ...more

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The Office is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
The Office Ricky Gervais, Martin Freeman, Mackenzie Crook The Office is a mockumentary that was first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC Two on 9 July 2001. Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, the programme is ...more

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The Inbetweeners is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
The Inbetweeners Belinda Stewart-Wilson, Greg Davies, Blake Harrison 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 End of the F***ing World is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
The End of the F***ing World Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden, Gemma Whelan 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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Doc Martin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Doc Martin Martin Clunes, Caroline Catz, Ian McNeice Doc Martin is a British television medical comedy drama series. Dr Martin Ellingham (Martin Clunes), a brilliant and successful vascular surgeon at Imperial College London, develops haemophobia ...more

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Fawlty Towers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Fawlty Towers John Cleese, Prunella Scales, Andrew Sachs Fawlty Towers is a BBC television sitcom that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then-wife Connie Booth, both of ...more

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Absolutely Fabulous is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
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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Extras is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Extras Ricky Gervais, Ashley Jensen, Stephen Merchant 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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Death in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Death in Paradise Kris Marshall, Danny John-Jules, Ben Miller Death in Paradise is a British-French lighthearted crime drama television series created by Robert Thorogood, initially starring Ben Miller and Sara Martins, and later starring Kris Marshall and ...more

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Fresh Meat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Fresh Meat Kimberley Nixon, Robert Webb, Joe Thomas 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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Detectorists is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Detectorists Mackenzie Crook, Toby Jones, Lucy Benjamin 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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Come Fly with Me is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Come Fly with Me David Walliams, Matt Lucas, Sally Rogers Come Fly with Me was a British mockumentary television comedy series created by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams. Narrated by Lindsay Duncan, the series launched on 25 December 2010 on ...more

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Burnistoun is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Burnistoun Richard Rankin, Allan Miller Burnistoun is a Scottish comedy sketch show broadcast by BBC Scotland, written by the Scottish comedians Iain Connell and Robert Florence. The show is produced by The Comedy Unit. Burnistoun is ...more

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Dad's Army is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Dad's Army Arthur Lowe, John Le Mesurier, Clive Dunn Dad's Army is a BBC television sitcom about the British Home Guard during the Second World War. It was written by Jimmy Perry and David Croft and broadcast on BBC television from 1968 to 1977. ...more

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'Allo 'Allo! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
'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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Campus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Campus Andy Nyman, Jonathan Bailey, Joseph Millson Campus is a semi-improvised British sitcom created by the team behind the comedy sketch show Smack the Pony and hospital-based sitcom Green Wing, led by Victoria Pile who acts as co-writer, ...more

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Casanova is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Casanova Rose Byrne, David Tennant, Peter O'Toole Casanova is a 2005 British television comedy drama serial, written by television scriptwriter Russell T Davies and directed by Sheree Folkson. Produced by Red Production Company for BBC Wales in ...more

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People Just Do Nothing is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
People Just Do Nothing Allan Mustafa, Hugo Chegwin, Asim Chaudhry People Just Do Nothing (BBC Three, 2014) is a British television mockumentary sitcom created by Allan Mustafa, Steve Stamp, Asim Chaudhry, and Hugo Chegwin. A mockumentary about a group of ...more

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Crazyhead is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Crazyhead Cara Theobold, Susan Wokoma, Arinze Kene Crazyhead (Netflix, 2016) is a British comedy-horror television series created by Howard Overman. Amy (Cara Theobold) and Raquel (Susan Wokoma) attempt to navigate through their early twenties ...more

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Very British Problems is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Very British Problems Julie Walters, Johnny Vegas, Stephen Mangan Very British Problems (Channel 4, 2015) is a British television series based on the Twitter account by Rob Temple. Comedians and celebrities talk about the peculiarities of the British psyche.

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W1A is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
W1A Hugh Bonneville, Monica Dolan, Jessica Hynes W1A (BBC Two, 2014) is a British comedy television series created by John Morton, and the follow-up to comedy series Twenty Twelve. Ian Fletcher (Hugh Bonneville), formerly the Head of the ...more

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Chewin' the Fat is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Chewin' the Fat Gordon McCorkell, Ford Kiernan, Tom Urie Chewin' the Fat is a Scottish comedy sketch show, starring Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill and Karen Dunbar. Comedians Paul Riley and Mark Cox also appeared regularly on the show. Chewin' the Fat ...more

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Green Wing is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Green Wing Sally Bretton, Oliver Chris, Olivia Colman 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 Royle Family is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
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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White Gold is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
White Gold Ed Westwick, James Buckley, Joe Thomas 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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Horrid Henry is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Horrid Henry Stephanie Anne Mills, Emma Tate, Tamsin Heatley Horrid Henry is a British animated television series based on the book series by Francesca Simon produced by Novel Entertainment and Nelvana Limited, broadcast from 31 October 2006 on CITV in ...more

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Borderline is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Borderline David Avery, Jackie Clune, David Elms Borderline (Channel 5, 2016) is a British mockumentary television comedy series created by Michael Orton-Toliver and Chris Gau. Retro-scripted, spoof documentary series following the work of UK ...more

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Vexed is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Vexed Lucy Punch, Toby Stephens, Miranda Raison Vexed is a British comedy-drama, police procedural television series for BBC Two. Created and written by Howard Overman, the first series stars Lucy Punch as D.I. Kate Bishop and Toby Stephens ...more

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Still Game is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Still Game Ford Kiernan, Greg Hemphill, Paul Riley Still Game is a Scottish sitcom, produced by The Comedy Unit with the BBC. It was created by Ford Kiernan and Greg Hemphill, who play the lead characters, two Glaswegian pensioners, named Jack ...more

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Loaded is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Loaded Jim Howick, Samuel Anderson, Jonny Sweet Loaded (AMC, 2017) is a British comedy-drama directed by Ian Fitzgibbon, based on the Israeli series Mesudarim. After selling their video game company, four friends become multi-millionaires and ...more

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Toast of London is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Toast of London Matt Berry, Robert Bathurst, Doon Mackichan 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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Pompidou is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Pompidou Matt Lucas, Alex Macqueen, Andy Heath Pompidou is an experimental British television comedy series for BBC One created and written by comedian Matt Lucas, Julian Dutton and Ashley Blaker. It began airing on 1 March 2015 on BBC Two. ...more

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Hoff the Record is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Hoff the Record David Hasselhoff, Fergus Craig, Mark Quartley Hoff the Record (Dave, 2015) is a British television comedy show. Shot in a mockumentary fly-on-the-wall format, David Hasselhoff plays a fictionalized version of himself in the autumn of his ...more

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Cuckoo is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Cuckoo Andy Samberg, Greg Davies, Helen Baxendale Cuckoo (BBC Three, 2012) is a British sitcom created by Robin French and Kieron Quirke. When Ken (Greg Davies) and Lorna (Helen Baxendale) collect their daughter Rachel (Tamla Kari) from the ...more

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Derek is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Derek Ricky Gervais, Kerry Godliman, David Earl Derek is a British television comedy-drama written by, directed by and starring Ricky Gervais. The pilot was produced by Derek Productions Ltd. for Channel 4 and aired on 12 April 2012. On 9 May ...more

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Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle Stewart Lee, Peter Serafinowicz, Stephen K. Amos Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle is a BBC Two comedy series created by Stewart Lee. It features standup comedy and sketches united by a theme for each episode. It is script-edited by Chris Morris ...more

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So Awkward is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
So Awkward Cleo Demetriou, Sophia Dall'Aglio, Ameerah Falzon-Ojo So Awkward (CBBC, 2015) is a sitcom series created by Julie Bower. Three socially awkward 13 year old girls, Lily Hampton (Cleo Demetriou), Jas Salford (Ameerah Falzon-Ojo), and Martha ...more

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Man Down is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Man Down 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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The Windsors is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
The Windsors Harry Enfield, Haydn Gwynne, Hugh Skinner The Windsors (Channel 4, 2016) is a British sitcom created by George Jeffrie and Bert Tyler-Moore. The parody series tells the story of the British Royal family, but re-imagined through the lens ...more

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Jack Whitehall: Travels with M... is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father Jack Whitehall, Michael Whitehall Jack Whitehall: Travels with My Father (Netflix, 2017) is a travel documentary/road trip comedy television series. Comedian Jack Whitehall and his father, Michael Whitehall, set off on a journey ...more

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A Young Doctor's Notebook is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best British TV Comedies On Netflix
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