• Last up in our favorite British comedy couple poll – Nora Batty & Compo

    Last up in our favorite British comedy couple poll – Nora Batty & Compo

    Kathy Staff (Nora Batty) and Bill Owen (Compo) have been with Last of the Summer Wine from the beginning when it was created in 1973 for the BBC series, Comedy Playhouse. It’s a little ironic that the world’s longest running sitcom is about a group of elderly “adolescents” in the twilight of their lives wandering […]

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  • A possible fav Britcom couple in A Bit of Fry & Laurie?

    A possible fav Britcom couple in A Bit of Fry & Laurie?

    Couple #13 – Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, A Bit of Fry and Laurie Yes, Virginia, they need to be considered as an all-time favorite British comedy couple. From 1989 to 1995, former Cambridge Footlights members, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, ruled BBC 2 with a sketch show that was a cross between Monty Python’s […]

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  • A favorite Coupling couple, in spite of Mariella Frostrup

    A favorite Coupling couple, in spite of Mariella Frostrup

    Couple #12 – Steve and Susan, Coupling How can Steve Taylor and Susan Walker not be considered for all-time favorite couple when you think of what they endured to get together and then the ultimate sacrifices they were willing to make to remain a couple. So what if Steve wanted to date Susan while he […]

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  • Daisy & Onslow – longshot for favorite British comedy couple?

    Daisy & Onslow – longshot for favorite British comedy couple?

    Couple #11 – Daisy and Onslow He’s “bone-idle”, reads the Financial Times, and is a regular viewer of Open University. She’s responsible for Daddy and keeping tabs on the daily escapades of her sister, Rose. Forced to lose herself in romantic novels while Onslow drinks beer and watches racing on “the telly”, Daisy almost lost Onslow […]

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  • As Time Went By – 38 years to be exact

    As Time Went By – 38 years to be exact

    We’re not talking 432 years together like Blackadder and Baldrick, but we are talking about two people that were a couple, lost touch for 38 years, became a couple again and then, ultimately, married. Couple #10 – Lionel Hardcastle and Jean Pargetter As Time Goes By, starring the incredible talents of Judi Dench and Geoffrey […]

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  • Poor Richard's Almanac with Hyacinth

    Poor Richard's Almanac with Hyacinth

    Couple #9 – Favorite all-time British comedy couple or, Hall of Fame worthy? Richard has had to change the pronunciation of his last name, then, wear a tie to “deadhead the roses” in the garden for fear the neighbors might comment, then, his son Sheridan decides to rebuild Romania with Tarquin and, now, he’s facing […]

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  • Cupid returns to Dibley, targets the Vicar

    Cupid returns to Dibley, targets the Vicar

    From her first day in Dibley, Geraldine was almost rejected by the Parish Council, rejected Owen (thankfully) and David Horton (ultimately), been dumped by David’s brother Simon, linked with Rachel Hunter, always consulted, simultaneously, her pictures of Jesus and Mel Gibson in troubled times and had an affair with a chocolate fountain. Self-described as a […]

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  • A cunning plan to be the favorite British comedy couple?

    A cunning plan to be the favorite British comedy couple?

    We mark the end of our first week of British comedy couple profiles with a somewhat ‘unconventional’ couple. With Hugo and Alice, you had two people that didn’t even know they were a couple. With Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick, you have two people that have been together for 432 years from the British monarchy to […]

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  • Cupid targets Dibley for favorite British comedy couple

    Cupid targets Dibley for favorite British comedy couple

    Created by Richard Curtis, the Vicar of Dibley has probably the best collection of an ensemble cast as there ever was in a British comedy. Starting with Geraldine and David Horton, right down the Parish Council with Owen, Jim, Frank and Letitia, the series is genius. Up next in our quest for favorite British comedy […]

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