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Movie Gifts -- BBC Comedies

Updated on October 15, 2014

BBC Comedies -- The Vicar of Dibley, Clatterford to Name a Few

The BBC is known for airing hilarious comedies. I am a big fan of some of these shows, mainly The Vicar of Dibley, Clatterford, and the funny bone stylings of Jennifer Saunders and Dawn French, who in one shape or another happen to star in the aforementioned BBC comedies.

If you're a fan of the American version of The Office, check out Ricky Gervais, the originator of this comedy show from the BBC.

Photo of The Vicar of Dibley Season 3 courtesy of

The Vicar of Dibley - The Complete Series 3

The Vicar of Dibley

Dawn French is Hilarious as the Vicar.

The Vicar of Dibley is one of the funniest shows I've ever seen. Dawn French actually plays the "straight man" in this show to a bunch of villagers. Dibley is a tiny hamlet where French plays the vicar. Her parishioners keep her on her toes, for sure!

Faulty Towers

Basil Fawlty is played by John Cleese. He plays an obnoxious, rude man that is hilarious!


A town full of funny women (and my favorite BBC comedy)!

I heard about this show and when I watched it, wow, I was so thrilled I found it! The characters on this show are all just that: characters.

Jennifer Saunders plays a clueless rich woman and Dawn French is equally clueless, but in different ways. The Women's Guild holds meetings and events that are so important, to the Women's Guild. I first heard the term "Inter Web" from the ladies of the Guild.

The Office and Extras

Ricky Gervais

If you love the American version of The Office, you'll hoot at the British phenomenon. Ricky Gervais founded BBC's original version of The Office.

Doc Martin

What bedside manner?

Oh my gosh, Martin Clumes is hilarious as Doctor Martin Ellingham in the British comedy Doc Martin. If you've ever had a doctor like this, I'm sure you found a new doctor straight away, as the Brits say.

But watching this comedy, which also is a drama in many ways, is a delight!


The Doc Martin movies were made before the show. Doc Martin in the movies is a pleasant guy unlike the grumpy rude dude in the show. The movies are just as entertaining though!


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Let me know if watch BBC comedies and what makes you laugh.

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      Jackie Jackson 

      6 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      I could watch Fawlty Towers over and over again. Oh ... I have!

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      Bill Armstrong 

      7 years ago from Valencia, California

      Great stuff, will be adding this to my UK TV Comedy lens, thanks for the laughs;)

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      7 years ago

      I love Britcoms! The ones you have here are some of my favorites!

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      Rose Jones 

      7 years ago

      These are definitely on my list to watch!

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      7 years ago

      Keeping Up Appearances is my favorite BBC comedy. Unfortunately, it was only on the air for a few seasons.

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      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      We're big fans of Fawlty Towers and unfortunately our collection on tape has gone bad. May have to replace it with the remastered DVD. Good to know it is available.

    • KimGiancaterino profile image


      7 years ago

      We mostly watch BBC mysteries, but the comedies are fun too.


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