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'.

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 3 (2002)

Starring: Larry David, Jeff Garlin, Cheryl Hines

Larry David has a charmed life - success, famous friends, a patient wife, a dedicated manager and a trendy new restaurant... so what's his problem? Se... Read more

Knowing Me, Knowing You, with Alan Partridge (1994)

Director: Dominic Brigstocke
Starring: Steve Coogan, Rebecca Front, Patrick Marber, Doon Mackinchan, John Thomson, Davi...

What is "Knowing Me, Knowing You, with Alan Partridge?" Well, how long is a piece of string? How many people can you fit in a mini? - four, possibly f... Read more

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1 (2000)

Starring: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin

He's got it all, a loving wife, good friends, a successful career, a good home... What could go wrong for Larry David? "Curb Your Enthusiasm" stars "S... Read more

Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 4 (2003)

Director: Various
Starring: Larry David, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Garlin, Mel Brooks, Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer

The incomparable Larry David is back. This time he's swung a major role in Mel Brooks' musical, 'The Producers', however it's a safe bet he'll do som... Read more

Yes Minister: Series 1 (1980)

Director: Sydney Lotterby
Starring: Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne, Derek Fowlds

All seven episodes of the first series of the ever-popular and very funny 'Yes Minister' are now collected on one DVD. Paul Eddington, Nigel Hawthorne... Read more

The Thin Blue Line: The Complete Series (1995)

Director: John Birkin
Starring: Rowan Atkinson, Mark Addy, Kevin Allen, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus, Serena Evans,...

Written by Ben Elton and starring Rowan Atkinson, 'The Thin Blue Line' is one of the BBC's classic comedy shows. The complete chronicles of the boys (... Read more

The IT Crowd: Version 1.0 (2006)

Director: Graham Linehan
Starring: Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade, Katherine Parkinson, Christopher Morris, Adam Buxt...

From Graham Lineham and Ben Fuller, the comic geniuses behind British comedy classics such as 'Black Books' and 'Father Ted' comes this absurd comedy... Read more

The Best of The Two Ronnies (2002)

Director: Terry Hughes, James Gilbert
Starring: Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett

From 1971 to 1987, and over the course of twelve series and eight specials, 'The Two Ronnies' was one of the nation's favourite television comedy show... Read more

The Office: Series 2 (2002)

Director: Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant
Starring: Mackenzie Crook, Lucy Davis, Martin Freeman, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant

David Brent returns to work in the office that took Britain by storm and grabbed middle-managers by their balls. His 'unique' management style in this... Read more

Jeeves and Wooster: Series 3 (1992)

Starring: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry, Robert Daws, Julian Firth, Pip Torrens

The perfectly cast Fry and Laurie are back in series three as the comic mayhem spreads across the Atlantic. Wooster flees the idea of marriage, but he... Read more