The British sitcom forms a distinct subgenre of the sitcom, and can be distinguished from its American cousin in that British situation comedies generally have shorter runs and a distinct style of humour. Also, actors in British comedies tend to appear in a wider range of sitcoms than their American counterparts.
Many British sitcoms can be seen in the United States on stations that are part of the Public Broadcasting Service. Through these, a number of "Britcoms" have gained a cult following in the United States - particularly Fawlty Towers, Mr. Bean, Blackadder and Red Dwarf. Britcoms that have become popular with mainstream US audiences include Yes, Minister, Keeping Up Appearances, As Time Goes By, Father Ted, The Office and Coupling.
Some of the most popular British sitcoms are listed alphabetically below:
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