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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 09:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a load of bollocks Vicar Of Dibley in the top ten?? What's that all about?

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Mine would be

10. 2 Point 4 Children (v. underrated)
9. Whatever Happened To The Likely Lads
8. The Royal Family
7. Early Doors
6. Porridge
5. I'm Alan Partridge
4. Father Ted
3. Only Fools and Horses
2. Phoenix Nights
1. Fawlty Towers

Again the British public know sod all.


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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 11:13 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seeing as 'Rising Damp' didn't make the Top 10, it's between 'Fawlty Towers' and 'Yes Minister' for me. 'Only Fools And Horses' will win, even though it's been fairly shit for 10 years.
'Vicar Of Dibley' but not 'Steptoe & Son'? My arse!


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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 11:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Toss up between Fawlty towers and Only fools for me


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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 11:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There should be a Queenzone sitcom


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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 12:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There was a soap opera once, many moons ago. I still have the episodes of it I co-wrote somewhere, but the other ones are lost to the ether.

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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 12:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I really should stop accidentally posting with the test account I set up when the board crashed.

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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 13:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's nice to have an alter ego. Someone to talk to one the long dark nights.


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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 15:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Last of the Summer Wine, Keeping Up Appearances and (only in this country) Allo Allo in the top 20.

The ten people who voted for them must have large phone bills.


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Posted: 11 Jan 04, 18:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I got to thinking about other genres they could do such a list for, and decided sci-fi would be a good one... What's that, you cry, there aren't 50 British TV sci-fi shows? Well that's what I thought until I sat down and thought about it. I'm quite pleased with myself for filling the number without looking at any books or websites, even if a few are one-offs and adaptations... So here, for nobody else's interest, is the list I came up with (not in order, obviously!).

1. Doctor Who
2. Blake’s 7
3. Quatermass
4. Sapphire & Steel
5. Doomwatch
6. Edge of Darkness
7. The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
8. Survivors
9. Out of the Unknown
10. Invasion: Earth
11. Bugs
12. Crime Traveller
13. The Last Train
14. The Tomorrow People
15. Timeslip
16. Star Maidens
17. A for Andromeda
18. Pathfinders in Space
19. Out of this World
20. Virtual Murder
21. Star Cops
22. UFO
23. Space: 1999
24. Thunderbirds
25. Stingray
26. Captain Scarlet
27. Fireball XL5
28. Counterstrike
29. The Vanishing Man
30. Day of the Triffids
31. Tripods
32. The Nightmare Man
33. Dark Season
34. Century Falls
35. Jupiter Moon
36. The Uninvited
37. 1990
38. Moonbase 3
39. The Flipside of Dominick Hide
40. Red Dwarf
41. Journey into Space
42. The Monsters
43. K9 & Company
44. The Omega Factor
45. Nineteen Eighty-Four
46. The Stone Tape
47. Year of the Sex Olympics
48. R.U.R.
49. Threads
50. Supercar

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Posted: 12 Jan 04, 02:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Taylor_Mayed, you need to get out more!!

On the subject though, The Office?? I was dumbfounded when I saw where it came in at. That top 10 is a load of bollocks. Phoenix Nights, The Office and My Family without doubt should be in the top 10.


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Posted: 12 Jan 04, 02:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Peh, that 'My Family' ain't that funny anyway.


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Posted: 13 Jan 04, 06:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was fucking gutted when Father Ted (the greatest sitcom ever) came in at 11. I was sure Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em would be in the top 10 (probably should have been instead of The Good Life, which I hate). I reckon, like this year's Premiership, it's going to be a three horse race between Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea. Man Utd are always going to do well and the style that Arsenal play is so exceptional that when on a good day they can beat even Brazil. Chelsea are a tough one, they've got all the money in the world but if you've got no teamwork then you've got nothing. Maybe Liverpool could catch them up. Sorry, drifted off there for a minute. The three horse race'll probably be between Dad's Army, Only Fools and Horses and Fawlty Towers with Fawlty Towers being the Man Utd. I can see OFAH winning, when you look back at the old episodes they really were exceptional, especially the '96 region with Heroes and Villains, Modern Man and Time On Our Hands. Unfortunately it's kinda gone down from then on.
I really hope Dad's Army or One Foot in the Grave win though, although (most of) the top 10 is exceptional in itself. What a pity David Dickinson is backing Only Fools and Horses. There's a high chance it won't win now. If there's anyone who can persuade someone to vote for something else, it's David Dickheadson.

But really it's just a case of the British (yes, us) showing off saying "Look at these great sitcoms!". But do we really want to be remembered for creating a sitcom about a fat vicar in a rather dumb village?


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Posted: 18 Jan 04, 09:37 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I know it wasn't an "official" Top Ten but it should have been called The Ronnie Barker/David Jason Show. For me, it's a toss-up between Porridge and Only Fools and Horses. Open All Hours was filmed in South Yorkshire as well so I'm partial to that, but only certain episodes.

And Ronnie Barker looks SO like my dad in Porridge - at around the same time - it's scary!

Mind you, Yes Minister totally rocks as well - Nigel Hawthorne was fantastic in that.


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Posted: 18 Jan 04, 22:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I agree with Dave (KQ 45) Father Ted should've been in the top ten.
I dont know why Vicar of Dibley is on that list. It isnt funny at all.

For #1?

Blackadder or Fawlty Towers.

I'd chose Fawlty Towers.


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Posted: 19 Jan 04, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

All of the programmes are BBC productions and after each "celeb" has done their bit for the show a classic episode of the sit-com is shown straight after. Can't see BBC getting the rights to show Father Ted so it obviously a fix. That's why Open All Hours is in it and The Vicar of Dibley.

Its a complete farce.


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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 05:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

M*A*S*H?
Cheers?
Roseanne?
Red Dwarf?

Only Fools And Horses isn't a sitcom.





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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 06:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's the Top 10 UK Sitcoms, PG, so three of the ones you mentioned wouldn't even be eligible.

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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 09:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

heh, and we alllll know and love Red Dwarf.

Lister: Ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, ommmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Funny stuff that.

Cheers? Funny? No way..well..maybe a little funny.


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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 09:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

ah, being parochial are we?

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Posted: 20 Jan 04, 10:00 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bottom should be in the Top Ten, surely.