I'll start with mine - Yes, Minister and its sequel show Yes, Prime Minister.
So funny and timeless.
Downton Abbey is also fantastic!
There's some really good ones:
Yes, Minister of course
Also The IT Crowd
Yes, the IT Crowd is hilarious. Fawlty Towers is classic.
So many! Downton, Poldark (both series) Miranda, Vicar of Dibley, Blackadder, Upstairs Downstairs, Fawlty Towers. I don't like to watch reruns of US programs but for some reason (probably that they are so good) I can watch British shows over and over again.
I need to dive more into British TV shows! But Little Britain is soo funny, I love watching that and all the reruns.
Yes, love Little Britain. The spin-off Come Fly With Me is also rather funny (despite recent controversies).
There are just so many it's hard to narrow it down to just one or even a few. My husband and I have been fans of British television since the 80's when we spent about 10 years living in London. I would be very interested in a discussion about what viewers think makes British programming different from American programming. We stream programming on Acorn, Britbox, Amazon Prime, PBS Passport and Netflix.
We have always felt like the British shows have better writing, better acting, better dialogue, and better filming locations. I would be interested in hearing others' views.
That would actually make a great separate thread. I'll separate this out and start a new one about this topic!
After all these years, my favorite is still "Lovejoy". It's interesting watching Ian McShane take on so many diverse roles (like Al Swearengen in Deadwood). To me, he'll always be "the divvy"...
Shakespeare and Hathaway
As Time Goes By
and I can go on and on and on!
A few that come to mind, The Royal, Keeping Up Appearances, Frankie, One Foot In The Grave, Cold Feet.
All you Anglophiles should check out the new series of All Creatures Great and Small when it eventually reaches the USA You will love it.
Can confirm - it's fantastic!
Coupling, Vicar of Dibley, Hamish MacBeth, Monarch of the Glen, Gavin & Stacy.
Can't believe no one has mentioned the brilliant Line of Duty on the Beeb!
The Paradise, Line of Duty, Unforgotten, Broadchurch, Rosemary and Thyme, Poldark. There are so many favorites!
It has to be The Detectorists.
Are you being served?
Monty Python's Flying Circus, Sherlock Holmes, Doc Martin, Black Adder and Only Fools & Horses. And that's not even mentioning all the great panel shows!
Sky One has a new show, Bloods, centered round an ambulance crew. Samson Kayo and Jane Horrocks lead. Lucy Punch gets a nice turn pining for a depressive Julian Barrett, and Aasiya Shah is positively psychotic. How do I explain Darrell and Daryl?