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Britain's Funniest Comedy Characters

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Olivia Colman narrates this countdown of the nation's top 50 TV comic creations, both new and old. Those featured include neurotic hotel owner Basil Fawlty, disillusioned executive Reginald Perrin, seedy landlord Rigsby, the generation-hopping Blackadder, Ab Fab's Patsy and Eddy, David Brent from The Office, love's young dream duo Gavin & Stacey, crazy joke-shop owner Miranda, the even crazier Keith Lemon, Irish matriarch Mrs Brown and sex-mad virgin Jay from The Inbetweeners. Contributors to the show - some of whom are sure to feature on the list themselves - include Ruth Madoc (Hi-de-Hi!), Warren Mitchell (Alf Garnett), Neil Morrissey (Men Behaving Badly's Tony), Prunella Scales and Andrew Sachs (Fawlty Towers), plus Ann Widdecombe, Barry Cryer, Richard Curtis and Ronni Ancona.

Cast & Crew

Narrator Olivia Colman
Contributor Larry Lamb
Contributor Ruth Madoc
Contributor Warren Mitchell
Contributor Neil Morrissey
Contributor Andrew Sachs
Contributor Prunella Scales
Contributor Ann Widdecombe
Contributor Barry Cryer
Contributor Richard Curtis
Contributor Ronni Ancona
Director Ryan Minchin
Director Alex Leigh
Executive Producer Victoria Payne
Executive Producer Gerard Barry
Producer Ryan Minchin
Producer Alex Leigh
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