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1Best British Sitcoms on Netflix

There a few things the British do well.

We’re great at queuing, avoiding confrontation, music, and more pertinently, comedy. Over on these shores, being funny is almost a currency in itself, a necessary part of getting through the day, of dealing with the crap weather and those odd days of mind-numbing tedium. Naturally then, we’ve produced some of the finest sitcoms ever written, almost all of which celebrate the outsider – or the insider who feels like an outsider.

For anyone wanting to swot up on our comedic output thus far, Netflix is a great place to start, with the streaming behemoth hosting a treasure trove of comedic gold that should bring a smile to the face of even the most melancholic misanthrope. To guide you through this morass of mirth, here are five of the best British sitcoms on Netflix.

After first discovering gaming on a second-hand Sinclair Spectrum, Alec quickly moved onto Gameboys and PlayStations. It was Sony’s little wonder box that really kickstarted his passion though and he’s been a PS man ever since. He loves games with strong stories and loses a ridiculous number of hours every year trying to revive Sheffield United’s glory days on FIFA.