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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Jul 17, 3:04 PM
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    What are your all time favourite Sitcoms?
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    • 12th Jul 17, 3:04 PM
    What are your all time favourite Sitcoms? 12th Jul 17 at 3:04 PM
    I think mine has to be Only Fools and Horses, although I really liked Faulty Towers.
    What were yours?
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    • onomatopoeia99
    • By onomatopoeia99 12th Jul 17, 3:20 PM
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    Fawlty Towers. Particularly the fire alarm scene in "The Germans".
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    • pollypenny
    • By pollypenny 12th Jul 17, 5:22 PM
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    Only Fools and Horses if it's just British, but I think I have to chose The Big Bang Theory overall.

    Anyone not having access to BBC Wales will have really missed out on Satellite City and High Hopes. Father Ted type comedy.
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    • usefulmale
    • By usefulmale 12th Jul 17, 5:26 PM
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    Only fools and horses, Blackadder, Fawlty Towers, Some mothers do ave em. Oh, and Bless this house.
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    • kingfisherblue
    • By kingfisherblue 12th Jul 17, 5:33 PM
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    Fawlty Towers, George and Mildred, On the Buses, To the Manor Born, Only Fools and Horses, Are You Being Served, Some Mother's Do Ave 'Em....... so many, but all from the 70s and 80s. I can't think of anything current.

    I'm currently watching repeats of George and Mildred, much to the delight of my 19 year old (although his personal favourite is On the Buses). My 17 year old loves Some Mother's Do 'Ave 'Em and Only Fools and Horses.
    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Jul 17, 5:45 PM
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    I forgot about so many!
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 5:58 PM
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    I really, really loved Dinnerladies. The wit was priceless!
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    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 12th Jul 17, 6:05 PM
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    What about Parks and Recreation, it's very funny.
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Jul 17, 6:57 PM
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    I really, really loved Dinnerladies. The wit was priceless!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Never saw that Pyx was it, Julie Walters?

    What about Parks and Recreation, it's very funny.
    Originally posted by Torry Quine
    Never even heard of that Torry.
    • Pyxis
    • By Pyxis 12th Jul 17, 7:08 PM
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    It was Victoria Wood. The diva of comedy. RIP.

    Mind you, Julie Walters was in some episodes, playing Victoria's mum!

    Maxine Peake, Thelma Barlow, Celia Imrie, Anne Reid and Shobna Thingie were in it, as well as Duncan Preston and some others, so a stonking cast.
    It was a bit like a reprise of Coronation Street with that cast!!

    It's worth buying a boxed set or something, because it was hilarious. I wish they would repeat it.

    Talking of Duncan Preston reminded me that I also really enjoyed "Surgical Spirit" as well. That was really funny. The trials and tribulations of a female surgeon! Duncan Preston was her sidekick.
    Last edited by Pyxis; 12-07-2017 at 7:10 PM.
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Jul 17, 7:11 PM
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    It was Victoria Wood. The diva of comedy. RIP.

    Mind you, Julie Walters was in some episodes, playing Victoria's mum!

    Maxine Peake, Thelma Barlow, Celia Imrie, Anne Reid and Shobna Thingie were in it, as well as Duncan Preston and some others, so a stonking cast.
    It was a bit like a reprise of Coronation Street with that staff!

    It's worth buying a boxed set or something, because it was hilarious. I wish they would repeat it.

    Talking of Duncan Preston reminded me that I also really enjoyed "Surgical Spirit" as well. That was really funny. The trials and tribulations of a female surgeon! Duncan Preston was her sidekick.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Seems I really missed out. I will look for box set - I do like a good laugh. Thank-you
    • jackieblack
    • By jackieblack 12th Jul 17, 7:16 PM
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    I really, really loved Dinnerladies. The wit was priceless!
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Me too! (I have the box set, I think I less than a fiver on Amazon) although I couldn't stand Julie Walters character.
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    • Torry Quine
    • By Torry Quine 12th Jul 17, 7:32 PM
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    Never saw that Pyx was it, Julie Walters?


    Never even heard of that Torry.
    Originally posted by Tipsntreats
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1266020
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    • Tipsntreats
    • By Tipsntreats 12th Jul 17, 7:45 PM
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    Right up my street, I must say, thank-you Torry.
    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 12th Jul 17, 8:42 PM
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    Red Dwarf was very funny, back in its day
    • DannyBo
    • By DannyBo 12th Jul 17, 9:18 PM
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    It was Victoria Wood. The diva of comedy. RIP.

    Mind you, Julie Walters was in some episodes, playing Victoria's mum!

    Maxine Peake, Thelma Barlow, Celia Imrie, Anne Reid and Shobna Thingie were in it, as well as Duncan Preston and some others, so a stonking cast.
    It was a bit like a reprise of Coronation Street with that cast!!

    It's worth buying a boxed set or something, because it was hilarious. I wish they would repeat it.

    Talking of Duncan Preston reminded me that I also really enjoyed "Surgical Spirit" as well. That was really funny. The trials and tribulations of a female surgeon! Duncan Preston was her sidekick.
    Originally posted by Pyxis
    Gulati. You disappoint me, Pyxis - you usually google your vast fountain of knowledge before posting. Thingie is quite derogatory.

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    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 12th Jul 17, 9:26 PM
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    It was Victoria Wood. The diva of comedy. RIP.

    Mind you, Julie Walters was in some episodes, playing Victoria's mum!

    Maxine Peake, Thelma Barlow, Celia Imrie, Anne Reid and Shobna Thingie were in it, as well as Duncan Preston and some others, so a stonking cast.
    It was a bit like a reprise of Coronation Street with that cast!!

    It's worth buying a boxed set or something, because it was hilarious. I wish they would repeat it.

    Talking of Duncan Preston reminded me that I also really enjoyed "Surgical Spirit" as well. That was really funny. The trials and tribulations of a female surgeon! Duncan Preston was her sidekick.
    Originally posted by Pyxis

    Maxine Peake's breakthrough tv show. According to IMDB, before Dinnerladies, she appeared in the odd episode of Corrie, Hetty Wainthropp, Jonathan Creek among others.
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 12th Jul 17, 9:31 PM
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    My favourite sitcoms in no order
    Only Fools
    Dad's Army
    'Allo 'Allo
    Porridge
    Blackadder
    The Good Life
    One Foot In The Grave
    Dinnerladies
    • horleyflyer
    • By horleyflyer 12th Jul 17, 9:52 PM
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    Girls do it better....
    • Mrs_Ryan
    • By Mrs_Ryan 13th Jul 17, 12:24 AM
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    Father Ted, Men Behaving Badly, Porridge, One Foot in The Grave.
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