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Old 01-07-10, 05:16 PM
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What should I add to my British TV Comedy DVD Collection?

I have:

Steve Coogan Collection
The Office Complete
Black Adder Remastered
Bean Complete
Monty Python Box
Spaced

Not really planning on buying Benny Hill but I might get Young Ones and I like some of the older stuff like Are You Being Served but not enough to buy the whole shebang.
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Father Ted
Red Dwarf
The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin
Two's Company
Little Britain
Allo Allo
The Good Life (Good Neighbors)
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The IT Crowd
Coupling
Keeping Up Appearances
Open All Hours

My Family

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Re: What should I add to my British TV Comedy DVD Collection?

Originally Posted by Keith6601 View Post
Fawlty Towers
Oh yeah I have that too.
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The Young Ones
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Re: What should I add to my British TV Comedy DVD Collection?

Black Books
IT Crowd
Red Dwarf
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Benny Hill (Golden Greats is a good DVD)
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Re: What should I add to my British TV Comedy DVD Collection?

I agree with many of the choices above. Some more:

Rising Damp, Only Fools & Horses, One Foot in the Grave

If you have the ability to play Region 2 PAL discs, then you might want to add to the list:

Man About the House, George & Mildred, The Goodies, Till Death Us Do Part, Steptoe & Son, Worst Week of My Life and Up Pompeii

As for Are You Being Served, DeepDiscount had the two big boxes (first half, second half) for $20 each just before the holidays. Not all that expensive, really.
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Re: What should I add to my British TV Comedy DVD Collection?

15 Storeys High (Sean Lock)
The Armstrong & Miller Show
Benidorm
Big Train* (Simon Pegg sketch show)
Black Books* (Dylan Moran & Bill Bailey)
The Book Group
Chef!* (Lenny Henry)
Drop The Dead Donkey
Gavin & Stacey*
Green Wing (twisted hour-long hospital comedy)
Harry & Paul (Enfield & Whitehouse)
How Not To Live Your Life
Ideal (Johnny Vegas)
The Inbetweeners
ManStrokeWoman* (Nick Frost sketch show)
The Mighty Boosh*
Lead Balloon (Jack Dee)
Not Going Out
One Foot In The Grave*
Peep Show*
Peter Kay's) Phoenix Nights
Q.I. (Stephen Fry & Alan Davies-hosted quiz program. Not a Britcom, but brainy and VERY funny)
The Royle Family*
The Smoking Room (Robert Webb from Peep Show)
Still Game
Supernova (Rob Brydon)
Worst Week Of My Life (also Worst Xmas Of My Life)

Many of these are R2 only, but several have seen some degree of R1 release*.
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Definitely the IT Crowd.

I love the Mighty Boosh but I think it takes a certain kind and is definitely not for everyone. Same goes for Garth Marenghi's Darkplace. I recommend them both though.
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Bottom!
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Re: What should I add to my British TV Comedy DVD Collection?

Originally Posted by riotinmyskull View Post
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+1...Garth Marenghi's Darkplace to help you with your search.

I'll also add Look Around You.
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Absolutely. My favorite show of all time. But you have to be a purveyor of extreme slapstick. Belongs in any Young Ones fan's collection (some have said that the characters are Rik and Vyvyan grown up).
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Another vote for Red Dwarf.
Also:
Absolutely Fabulous (Jennifer Saunders is brilliant)
French and Saunders
A Bit of Fry and Laurie
Extras (I know it's an HBO show but this Ricky Gervais show is excellent)
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Re: What should I add to my British TV Comedy DVD Collection?

Also, The League of Gentlemen.

There are plenty more I'd name if you were region-free.
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Re: What should I add to my British TV Comedy DVD Collection?

Originally Posted by unclezippy View Post
15 Storeys High (Sean Lock)
The Armstrong & Miller Show
Benidorm
Big Train* (Simon Pegg sketch show)
Black Books* (Dylan Moran & Bill Bailey)
The Book Group
Chef!* (Lenny Henry)
Drop The Dead Donkey
Gavin & Stacey*
Green Wing (twisted hour-long hospital comedy)
Harry & Paul (Enfield & Whitehouse)
How Not To Live Your Life
Ideal (Johnny Vegas)
The Inbetweeners
ManStrokeWoman* (Nick Frost sketch show)
The Mighty Boosh*
Lead Balloon (Jack Dee)
Not Going Out
One Foot In The Grave*
Peep Show*
Peter Kay's) Phoenix Nights
Q.I. (Stephen Fry & Alan Davies-hosted quiz program. Not a Britcom, but brainy and VERY funny)
The Royle Family*
The Smoking Room (Robert Webb from Peep Show)
Still Game
Supernova (Rob Brydon)
Worst Week Of My Life (also Worst Xmas Of My Life)

Many of these are R2 only, but several have seen some degree of R1 release*.
You sir, have great taste. (Though you need Early Doors on your list, if you like The Royle Family).
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Even though it was on HBO, I'd go with Extras, it's very much a British comedy.
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Only Fools And Horses!
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Re: What should I add to my British TV Comedy DVD Collection?

Based on what you have, the correct answer is . . .
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Re: What should I add to my British TV Comedy DVD Collection?

The Young Ones
Bottom
The New Statesman
Ripping Yarns
The League of Gentlemen
The Mighty Boosh
Red Dwarf
Father Ted
Little Britain (a squeaker, but for the presence of Tom Baker)
Ali G

All essential along with Python, Fawlty Towers, Spaced etc. An honorable mention for the documentary work of Michael Palin and Terry Jones.
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I see that "Only Fools and Horses" has been mentioned twice (at least). I'm going to have to say that it was the most disappointing and boring blind buy that I've ever made. Unfortunately I got the "Complete Collection" too, so it took me a month to watch the entire series. Damn, what a waste. If anybody wants to take mine off my hands you can make me an offer. I see that Amazon has it listed now for $146.99, but it was only $116.49 when I bought it (March 1, 2009). I don't know - I guess British Humor is different than American Humor - at least for me.
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