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Classic British Sitcoms: Would They Make Good Movies? - 1/5/2014 1:44:29 PM   
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- 1/5/2014 1:44:29 PM   
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Shame you've only included 70's sitcoms here as theres quite a few 80's ones too that would do well with a reboot of some kind.

The Young Ones, Blackadder, Only Fools and Horses, Red Dwarf.

Or for an honourable mention... Desmond's. One of the few great British sitcoms with an all black main cast.

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coming to a cinema near you soon - 1/5/2014 9:40:23 PM   
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Fawlty towering inferno

Some mothers do dial m for murder

The good life and death of colonel blimp

I spit on your one foot in the grave

I know what you did last of the summer wine

The brittas empire strikes back

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Missing some greats!!! - 1/5/2014 10:38:00 PM   
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No Allo' Allo', One Foot in the Grave or Father Ted!? I miss out Dad's Army due to the honourable title mention. But... You have missed out actual classics to include some that aren't (Terry and June). However, I can't Fawlt (see what I've done there) your run down of Fawlty Towers!

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MPAA (no, not that one) - 2/5/2014 12:59:31 AM   
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'My Parents Are Aliens' (1999-2006) was a bloody good British sitcom! The sci-fi angle would put bums on seats, if nothing else. The show sadly disappeared (the endless re-runs don't count) when itv did away with in-house children's television production; 'junk food' ads were banned during kids shows, so it was more profitable for itv to show the likes of 'Midsomer Murders' in the vacated slot.

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- 2/5/2014 10:48:50 AM   
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A film version of Father Ted would be awesome :)

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Porridge is the greatest sitcom ever made - 2/5/2014 8:33:17 PM   
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And it just can't be remade without those two stars. Just can't. If you think it can then look at the gapingly obvious hole at the centre of the ill-judged Open All Hours reboot.

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