Viewers to judge the funniest of British comedy classics
Basil Fawlty television’s funniest boss – or does that title go to David Brent? How does Hyacinth Bucket rank against those absolutely fabulous Patsy and Edina in a popularity race? Fawlty Towers, The Office, Keeping Up Appearances and Absolutely Fabulous are among classic British comedies up for the public vote in November to find Australia’s favourite Britcom in Classic Comedy Countdown, which will screen later on pay TV channel UKTV from December 17-21. UKTV has picked episodes from 25 of the best British comedies to hit the screen from the 1960s to ’90s featuring some of the greatest comedy talents of all time including John Cleese, Dawn French, Rowan Atkinson, Ronnie Barker, John Inman, Ricky Gervais and David Jason. Viewers are being asked to choose their favourites from the online list which includes Porridge, Yes Minister, Blackadder, To The Manor Born, Dad’s Army and ’Allo ’Allo. UKTV will air five comedies each night starting December 17. To vote go to uktv.com.au/comedy or via the Facebook competition page (Facebook/UKTV). Voting closes on December 3.