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Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Comedy Drama United Kingdom 1983

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Comedy Drama United Kingdom 1983

  • Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
  • 8,6/10

4 seasons, 38 episodes

Auf Wiedersehen Pet is a British comedy-drama series about seven British migrant construction workers who leave the UK to search for employment overseas. In the first series, they live and work on a building site in Düsseldorf, Germany. In the second series, they work for a dodgy businessman on a manor in the English countryside, and then his swimming pool at his villa in Spain. In the third series, set fifteen years later, they reunite for a big job on the Middlesbrough transporter bridge which results in them working in Arizona. In the fourth series, they work on a British embassy in Havana, Cuba. The lead roles were performed by Tim Healy, Kevin Whately, Jimmy Nail, Gary Holton, Christopher Fairbank, Pat Roach and Timothy Spall. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet was created by Franc Roddam after an idea from Mick Connell came to light. It was mostly written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, who also wrote The Likely Lads, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Porridge. Stan Hey also contributed writing a number of episodes. The first two series were co-produced by Clement and LaFrenais's Witzend Productions and Central Television and the series were broadcast on ITV in 1983-1984 and 1986. A successful revival of the show saw two series and a Christmas special shown on BBC One in 2002 and 2004. The show was the subject of the first episode of the BBC documentary series Drama Connections.

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Comedy Drama United Kingdom 1983

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet

Comedy Drama United Kingdom 1983

  • Auf Wiedersehen, Pet
  • 8,6/10

4 seasons, 38 episodes

Auf Wiedersehen Pet is a British comedy-drama series about seven British migrant construction workers who leave the UK to search for employment overseas. In the first series, they live and work on a building site in Düsseldorf, Germany. In the second series, they work for a dodgy businessman on a manor in the English countryside, and then his swimming pool at his villa in Spain. In the third series, set fifteen years later, they reunite for a big job on the Middlesbrough transporter bridge which results in them working in Arizona. In the fourth series, they work on a British embassy in Havana, Cuba. The lead roles were performed by Tim Healy, Kevin Whately, Jimmy Nail, Gary Holton, Christopher Fairbank, Pat Roach and Timothy Spall. Auf Wiedersehen, Pet was created by Franc Roddam after an idea from Mick Connell came to light. It was mostly written by Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, who also wrote The Likely Lads, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads? and Porridge. Stan Hey also contributed writing a number of episodes. The first two series were co-produced by Clement and LaFrenais's Witzend Productions and Central Television and the series were broadcast on ITV in 1983-1984 and 1986. A successful revival of the show saw two series and a Christmas special shown on BBC One in 2002 and 2004. The show was the subject of the first episode of the BBC documentary series Drama Connections.

Mind Your Language

Comedy United Kingdom 1977

Mind Your Language

Comedy United Kingdom 1977

  • Mind Your Language
  • 8,4/10

4 seasons, 42 episodes

Mind Your Language is a British comedy television series which premiered on ITV in late-1977. Produced by London Weekend Television and directed by Stuart Allen, the show is set in an adult education college in London and focuses on the English as a Foreign Language class taught by Mr Jeremy Brown, portrayed by Barry Evans, who had to deal with a motley crew of foreign students. Three series were made by LWT between 1977–79, and the show was briefly revived in 1986 with six of the original cast.

Yes Minister

Comedy War & Politics United Kingdom 1980

Yes Minister

Comedy War & Politics United Kingdom 1980

  • Yes Minister
  • 8,3/10

3 seasons, 21 episodes

Set principally in the private office of a British Cabinet minister in the Department of Administrative Affairs in Whitehall, Yes Minister follows the ministerial career of The Rt Hon Jim Hacker MP, played by Paul Eddington. His various struggles to formulate and enact legislation or effect departmental changes are opposed by the British Civil Service, in particular his Permanent Secretary, Sir Humphrey Appleby, played by Nigel Hawthorne. His Principal Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, played by Derek Fowlds, is usually caught between the two. The sequel, Yes, Prime Minister, continued with the same cast and followed the events of the premiership of Jim Hacker after his unexpected elevation to Number 10 upon the resignation of the previous PM.

The Office

Comedy USA 2005

The Office

Comedy USA 2005

  • The Office
  • 8,3/10

9 seasons, 195 episodes

The everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

Green Wing

Comedy United Kingdom 2004

Green Wing

Comedy United Kingdom 2004

  • Green Wing
  • 8,2/10

2 seasons, 18 episodes

Follow new surgical registrar Dr Caroline Todd through her first day at work and beyond, starting out as she means to go on - dishevelled and under-deodorised! Along the way she meets an assortment of bizarre and demented characters. Be prepared for one of the most surreal journeys you're ever likely to take as you dive into the anarchic world of Green Wing Hospital!

Fawlty Towers

Comedy United Kingdom 1975

Fawlty Towers

Comedy United Kingdom 1975

  • Fawlty Towers
  • 8,2/10

2 seasons, 12 episodes

Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth, both of whom also starred in the show. The series is set in Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay, on the "English Riviera". The plots centre around tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, a comparatively normal chambermaid Polly, and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel and their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests. In a list drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted by industry professionals, Fawlty Towers was named the best British television series of all time.

Fawlty Towers

Comedy United Kingdom 1975

Fawlty Towers

Comedy United Kingdom 1975

  • Fawlty Towers
  • 8,2/10

2 seasons, 12 episodes

Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom produced by BBC Television that was first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975 and 1979. Twelve episodes were made. The show was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth, both of whom also starred in the show. The series is set in Fawlty Towers, a fictional hotel in the seaside town of Torquay, on the "English Riviera". The plots centre around tense, rude and put-upon owner Basil Fawlty, his bossy wife Sybil, a comparatively normal chambermaid Polly, and hapless Spanish waiter Manuel and their attempts to run the hotel amidst farcical situations and an array of demanding and eccentric guests. In a list drawn up by the British Film Institute in 2000, voted by industry professionals, Fawlty Towers was named the best British television series of all time.

Black Books

Comedy Drama United Kingdom 2000

Black Books

Comedy Drama United Kingdom 2000

  • Black Books
  • 8,2/10

3 seasons, 18 episodes

Black Books centres around the foul tempered and wildly eccentric bookshop owner Bernard Black. Bernard’s devotion to the twin pleasures of drunkenness and wilful antagonism deepens and enriches both his life and that of Manny, his assistant. Bearded, sweet and good, Manny is everything that Bernard isn’t and is punished by Bernard relentlessly just for the crime of existing. They depend on each other for meaning as Fran, their oldest friend, depends on them for distraction. Black Books is a haven of books, wine and conversation, the only threat to the group’s peace and prosperity is their own limitless stupidity.

The IT Crowd

Comedy United Kingdom 2006

The IT Crowd

Comedy United Kingdom 2006

  • The IT Crowd
  • 8,2/10

4 seasons, 24 episodes

UK Comedy series about two I.T. nerds and their clueless female manager, who work in the basement of a very successful company. When they are called on for help, they are never treated with any respect at all.

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Space Force

Comedy USA 2020

Space Force

Comedy USA 2020

  • Space Force
  • 7,1/10

1 season, 10 episodes

A four-star general begrudgingly teams up with an eccentric scientist to get the U.S. military's newest agency — Space Force — ready for lift-off.

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Tacoma FD

Comedy USA 2019

Tacoma FD

Comedy USA 2019

  • Tacoma FD
  • 7,7/10

3 seasons, 35 episodes

In a firehouse in one of America’s rainiest cities that is light on blazes that need extinguishing, its crew keeps themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries, and bizarre emergency calls.

Tacoma FD

Comedy USA 2019

Tacoma FD

Comedy USA 2019

  • Tacoma FD
  • 7,7/10

3 seasons, 35 episodes

In a firehouse in one of America’s rainiest cities that is light on blazes that need extinguishing, its crew keeps themselves entertained with creative competitions, friendly first responder rivalries, and bizarre emergency calls.

Miracle Workers

Comedy USA 2019

Miracle Workers

Comedy USA 2019

  • Miracle Workers
  • 7,2/10

3 seasons, 27 episodes

A comedy set in the offices of Heaven Inc. When God plans to destroy the Earth, two low-level angels must convince their boss to save humanity. They bet him they can pull off their most impossible miracle yet: help two humans fall in love.

Miracle Workers

Comedy USA 2019

Miracle Workers

Comedy USA 2019

  • Miracle Workers
  • 7,2/10

3 seasons, 27 episodes

A comedy set in the offices of Heaven Inc. When God plans to destroy the Earth, two low-level angels must convince their boss to save humanity. They bet him they can pull off their most impossible miracle yet: help two humans fall in love.

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Government Job

Comedy Serbia 2012

Government Job

Comedy Serbia 2012

7 seasons, 383 episodes

The backbone of the "Drzavni Posao (Government Job)" are satirical talks between the three actors, the comments are reminiscent of the "stand-up" form. These are short, witty comments and observations on daily life, circumstances, sociopolitical situation, sports, entertainment world, their personal opinions on various topics. The main idea is to present day in a non-existent government company and three employees of thinking about daily events in it, but also about life and society in general. Topics drawn from the daily and weekly press, for various blogs, websites, talk about movies, series, shows - radio and television. The idea is that actors humorously comment on current events, to laugh viewers and encourage them to think about them.

Interns

Comedy Family Russia 2010

Interns

Comedy Family Russia 2010

  • Interns
  • 6,1/10

4 seasons, 278 episodes

Medical sitcom Ivan Okhlobystin about doctors who still do not know how to treat, but know how to make people laugh. The main characters of the sitcom - four interns. They always get into stupid situations, and their leader Dr. Bykov pleasure of watching this

Cheers

Comedy USA 1982

Cheers

Comedy USA 1982

  • Cheers
  • 7,7/10

11 seasons, 273 episodes

The story about a blue-collar Boston bar run by former sports star Sam Malone and the quirky and wonderful people who worked and drank there.

The Drew Carey Show

Comedy USA 1995

The Drew Carey Show

Comedy USA 1995

  • The Drew Carey Show
  • 6,7/10

9 seasons, 233 episodes

Drew is an assistant director of personnel in a Cleveland department store and he has been stuck there for ten years. Other than fighting with co-worker Mimi, his hobbies include drinking beer and not being able to get dates. To make a few extra bucks he has a micro-brewery going in his garage with his buddies.

Une grenade avec ça?

Comedy Drama Canada 2002

Une grenade avec ça?

Comedy Drama Canada 2002

8 seasons, 221 episodes

A sitcom set in the struggling Montreal franchise of a fictional multinational fast-food chain.

Alice

Comedy USA 1976

Alice

Comedy USA 1976

  • Alice
  • 6,9/10

9 seasons, 202 episodes

Alice is an American sitcom television series that ran from August 31, 1976 to March 19, 1985 on CBS. The series is based on the 1974 film Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore. The show stars Linda Lavin in the title role, a widow who moves with her young son to start her life over again, and finds a job working at a roadside diner on the outskirts of Phoenix, Arizona. Most of the episodes revolve around events at Mel's Diner.

The Office

Comedy USA 2005

The Office

Comedy USA 2005

  • The Office
  • 8,3/10

9 seasons, 195 episodes

The everyday lives of office employees in the Scranton, Pennsylvania branch of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company.

Caméra Café

Comedy Canada 2002

Caméra Café

Comedy Canada 2002

11 seasons, 194 episodes

'Caméra Café' tells the daily life of employees at a Montreal branch of a large Toronto company through the camera hidden inside a coffee machine installed upon request of the big boss.

Scrubs

Comedy Drama USA 2003

Scrubs

Comedy Drama USA 2003

  • Scrubs
  • 7,9/10

9 seasons, 182 episodes

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.

Scrubs

Comedy Drama USA 2003

Scrubs

Comedy Drama USA 2003

  • Scrubs
  • 7,9/10

9 seasons, 182 episodes

In the unreal world of Sacred Heart Hospital, John "J.D" Dorian learns the ways of medicine, friendship and life.