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Comedies Rated In 21st Century TV Poll

Classic comedies have featured in a poll of the greatest television programmes of the 21st Century.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag – not a traditional sitcom but a programme with a comedy element – came in at number 4. The Office – BBC version – also featured in the overall top ten at number 9. 

Succession, which has its darkly comic moments – came in at  number 10. Animated comedy Bojack Horseman was number 11. Atlanta was number 14. 30 Rock was 17.


News: Office Christmas Finale Voted Best Ever Christmas TV Special

The Office Christmas Special finale has been voted the all-time best Christmas TV Special in an international poll.

The episode in which Dawn and Tim finally get together and even David Brent, played by co-creator Ricky Gervais, seems to be happy, topped the chart put together by OnBuy.

The Office first ran from 2001 to 2003 on BBC2 and then BBC1 and was written by Gervais and Stephen Merchant. 


News: Ricky Gervais Reveals Title Of Next Tour

Update 15/4: Ricky Gervais has revealed a little bit more about his next live show, which he has said will be called Supernature. He tweeted: "My next tour, , looks at the absurdity of superstition, magic and all unsubstantiated beliefs, and celebrates the conclusion that Nature is already Super enough. What's the most incredible fact you know?"


Review: The Job Lot, ITV1

Well, you can't win them all. ITV1 might be on a bit of a roll at the moment, but I'm not convinced that new sitcom The Job Lot is going to keep up their hit rate. Then again, no living creature has ever pressed the ITV1 button on the remote expecting anything groundbreaking or cutting edge so maybe The Job Lot is the right sitcom on the right channel at the right time.

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