What is the most successful British comedy of all time? 

No. Title Years broadcast
1 Only Fools and Horses 1981–2003
2 Blackadder 1983–1989
3 The Vicar of Dibley 1994–2007
4 Dad’s Army 1968–1977

What was the name of the English comedy show? Just watch Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, Are You Being Served, The Mighty Boosh, or The Young Ones and you’ll see what I mean. Of course, if you’ve managed to find your way here, you probably know most of this already.

Which is the No 1 comedy show in the world? Seinfeld (1989–1998)

Which British sitcom has the most episodes? 

Show name Duration Number of episodes
Last of the Summer Wine 1973–2010 295
ChuckleVision 1987–2009 292
The Army Game 1957–1961 154
Shaun the Sheep 2007–present 170

What is the most successful British comedy of all time? – Additional Questions

What is the most watched sitcom in UK?

Easily topping the list is the final episode of Only Fools and Horses, with more than 24 million people tuning in to watch David Jason’s Del Boy finally become a millionaire on 29 December 1996. The show features three more times in the rankings, including two other shows from Christmas 1996.

What is the most watched TV episode ever?

Super Bowl XLIX is currently the most watched U.S. television broadcast with 114.4 million viewers.

What is Britain’s longest ever running sitcom?

The UK’s Last of The Summer Wine (BBC) finished in 2010 after 37 years and 31 series (every episode written by Roy Clarke, the world’s most prolific writer of sitcoms).

What is the longest running soap in UK?

Coronation Street has been officially recognised as the world’s longest running soap by Guinness World Records.

Why are British TVS so short?

In the UK, a lot of television is funded via TV license instead of advertising. Salaries and budgets are smaller across the board – which is why it’s not uncommon to see many of the most popular or conventionally attractive British actors running off to Hollywood at the first opportunity.

What is the longest running TV show in the world?

Guiding Light is the longest-running TV show in the world, with 72 years on the air. The American daytime soap was created in 1937, debuting on the radio – and was finally taken off CBS in 2009.

What is the oldest soap on TV?

Coronation Street

The UK’s Coronation Street holds the official Guinness World Record for being the longest running/oldest television soap opera in history.

Who is the longest running soap actor?

As of 2022, William Roache holds the Guinness World Record for the longest-serving actor in a television soap opera, having played Ken Barlow on Coronation Street since 1960.

What TV show has the most seasons?

The Simpsons

Why are soaps called soaps?

As for the ‘soap’ part

Although we British audiences tend to think of the biggest soap operas as being EastEnders, Coronation Street and Emmerdale, ‘Soap opera’ is actually an Americanism dating back to 1935-50 – so named, because radio dramas were sponsored by soap manufacturers.

What is the oldest running soap opera?

The longest running soap opera (TV and radio) is Procter & Gamble Productions’ ‘Guiding Light‘ (CBS, USA). It began as a radio serial on January 25 1937 and was subsequently broadcast on television from 30 June 1952 until 18 September 2009.

Why was soap Cancelled?

Though the show’s ratings were still good in season four, ABC cancelled the series because of continued pressure from the so-called “moral majority.” By the end of the series, Vlasic pickles was the only advertiser interested in advertising on the series.

Which British soap aired first?

Britain’s first TV soap opera was The Grove Family (BBC) which began on 9 April 1954. The family was named after the BBC’s Lime Grove Studio where the production was made.

What are the 3 most popular soap operas in British television?

Here are some of the most famous soap operas in the UK today:
  • Coronation Street. Coronation Street first aired on British television in 1960 and has been running ever since, several times a week.
  • EastEnders. Coronation Street’s main rival is called EastEnders, set in East London.
  • Emmerdale.

Which UK soap is the most popular?

EastEnders is the most awarded soap in the category, with eleven wins. Doctors is the only current soap not to have won the award; defunct soaps that did not win are Brookside, Crossroads, Family Affairs and Night and Day. The award is currently held by Emmerdale.

What is the oldest soap opera in America?

General Hospital became the oldest American soap opera on September 17, 2010, following the final broadcast of CBS’s As the World Turns.

Who is the richest soap opera star?

1. Lauralee Bell – $200 million. Taking the top spot is a true member of soap opera royalty — Lauralee Bell is a long-serving cast member of “The Young and the Restless” as well as the daughter of the couple who created it.


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