TV Comedy

Television comedy had a presence from the earliest days of broadcasting. The situation comedy, or sitcom, has been the most common, successful and culturally significant type of television comedy. As the name suggests, these programs feature recurring characters placed in humourous situations. Since the early 1950s with "I Love Lucy" in the US and "Hancock's Half Hour" in Britain, sitcoms have always had a special place in the hearts of viewers and gathered highly devoted followers, as the familar characters often become beloved. Below you may scroll though time to your fondly remembered telly programs. For Alice's motherlode of Television, stay with "Television Shows". Pictured: Ricky Gervais as The Brentster in the BBC's brilliant 'The Office'.

After Henry: The Complete Series (1988)

Starring: Prunella Scales, Joan Sanderson, Edward de Souza

Sarah France is the 42-year-old widow of a GP, Henry. She lives in an often volatile family situation with her mother, Eleanor Prescott, and her daugh... Read more

ALF: Season 2 (1987)

Director: Gary Shimokawa, Nick Havinga, Burt Brinkerhoff, Tony Csiki
Starring: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory

"Hey, I'm a people alien!" Alf: Season Two comes crash landing with even more antics and household chaos! Being banished to the garage for his bad beh... Read more

Ali G, Aiii (2000)

Director: James Bobin, Steve Smith
Starring: Ali G, Sacha Baron Cohen, Gail Porter, Mohamad Al Fayed, Jarvis Cocker

'Ali G, Aiii' has da phattest flavas from 'Da Ali G Show' plus 30 minutz of previously unseen stuff dat dey tried to ban. New footage includes Ali G i... Read more

Ali G, Innit (2000)

Director: James Bobin, Steve Smith
Starring: Sacha Baron Cohen, Ali G

'Da Old Skool Intraviewz' - Ali G's unique style of questioning on The 11 O'Clock Show brought him instant fame and notoriety. Now the 'official voice... Read more

All Gas and Gaiters (1971)

Starring: John Barron, William Mervyn, Derek Nimmo, Robertson Hare

Between 1966 and 1971 the ecclesiastical rivalries at St. Oggs Cathedral entranced a generation of viewers. Now available for the first time are all e... Read more

Allo Allo!: Series 1 and 2 (1982)

Director: David Croft
Starring: Gorden Kaye, Carmen Silvera, Vicki Michelle, Richard Marner, Guy Siner, Kim Hart...

Rene (Gorden Kaye) is the long-suffering proprietor of a small cafe in occupied France. Juggling amorous waitresses, a jealous wife, the gestapo and... Read more

Allo Allo!: Series 3 and 4 (1985)

Director: David Croft, Robin Carr
Starring: Gorden Kaye, Richard Marner, Vicki Michelle, Carmen Silvera, Guy Siner, Rose Hil...

In the tradition of Series 1 & 2, here's more jokes about humourless Germans, cowardly Italians, 'Tally ho!' Brits and onion-selling Frenchmen. Like C... Read more

Ally McBeal: Season 1 - Part 1 (1997)

Starring: Calista Flockhart, Courtney Thorne Smith, Craig Bierko, Gil Bellows, Jane Krakow...

Calista Flockhart stars in the award-winning series as the slightly neurotic Ally McBeal, a single lawyer both blessed and cursed with eccentric colle... Read more

Always Greener: Season 1 (2001)

Starring: John Howard, Anne Tenney, Michala Banas, Daniel Bowden, Natasha Lee, Abe Forsyth...

A light-hearted Aussie drama series revolving around two families, the Taylors and the Todds, who decide to see how the 'other half live'. The city-dw... Read more

American Dad!: Volume 1 (2005)

Starring: Voices Of, Seth MacFarlane, Scott Grimes, Wendy Schaal, Rachael MacFarlane

From the creators of 'Family Guy' comes another twisted, animated take on the all-American family. Stan works the anti-terrorism beat for the CIA, re... Read more