Mrs Brown’s Boys tops poll of 21st century British sitcoms – like it or not


Mrs Brown’s Boys has topped a brand fresh pollof the very best British sitcoms of the twenty first century – beating the likes of The Space of job and The Thick Of It.

The BBC1 advise, starring Brendan O’Carroll as negative-mouthed Irish matriarch Agnes Brown, has never enjoyed excessive acclaim but most frequently attracts 1000’s and 1000’s of viewers.

Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s influential space of job comedy The Space of job changed into second within the Radio Events ballot, while closing twelve months’s BBC hit Peter Kay’s Automobile Part got here zero.33.

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Ricky Gervais in The Space of job

Right here’s the pause 20 in corpulent:

1. Mrs Brown’s Boys, BBC1 (began 2011)
2. The Space of job, BBC2 (2001)
3. Peter Kay’s Automobile Part, BBC1 (2015)
4. Count Arthur Tough, BBC2 (2013)
5. The IT Crowd, C4 (2006)
6. The Thick Of It, BBC4 (2005)
7. Gavin & Stacey, BBC3 (2007)
Eight. Miranda, BBC2 (2009)
9. Raised By Wolves, C4 (2015)
10. Outnumbered, BBC1 (2007)
11. See Point out, C4 (2003)
12. Shaded Books, C4 (2000)
thirteen. Green Soar, C4 (2003)
14. The Inbetweeners, C4 (2008)
15. Unpleasant Education, BBC3 (2012)
16. Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, C4 (2001)
17. Yonderland, Sky1 (2013)
18. Twenty Twelve/W1A, BBC2 (2011)
19. Benidorm, ITV (2007)
20. Detectorists, BBC4 (2014)

Predictably, the truth that Mrs Brown’s Boys got here out on top wasn’t properly got by all, with lots of on Twitter writing: “First Brexit, now this…”

The truth, clearly, is that whenever you possess a public vote, you would possibly possibly possibly also’t complain when essentially the most populist risk wins.

And love most polls of this form, it shows that folks are likely to possess short memories, with the majority of 21sts century sitcoms within the pause 20 having screened within the previous ten years. Which explains why Peter Kay’s Automobile Part changed into thirteen locations greater than the comedian’s acclaimed Phoenix Nights.

The BBC and Channel 4 dominate the ballot, with easiest one ITV advise, Benidorm, within the combine at 19.

The pollwas solid from 14,000 votes from a shortlist compiled by Radio Events critics and consultants from the British Movie Institute.

So how about these omissions?

Clearly, there are some generous twenty first century British sitcoms that aren’t integrated…

Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace, Channel 4 (2004)
The Mighty Boosh, BBC2 (2004)
Extras, BBC2 (2007)
Rev, BBC2 (2010)
Calm Sport, BBC Scotland (2002)

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More:

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