• Happy 81st, Hyacinth

    Happy 81st, Hyacinth

    Forever linked with the snobbish, social climbing, eccentric Hyacinth Bucket (bou-quet) famous for her candlelight suppers, Patricia Routledge has had a long and very successful career not only in British comedy, but film, television and musical theatre with numerous appearances in West End London. Her Broadway debut resulted in a Tony Award for Best Actress […]

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  • Fry & Laurie tagged as all-time favorite British comedy couple!

    Fry & Laurie tagged as all-time favorite British comedy couple!

    Absence must make the heart grow fonder in the “most-favorite British comedy couple of all-time” Tellyspotting poll as Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, two British comedy giants who haven’t been together for some 20 years, shocked the British comedy world by being voted as the favorite British comedy couple of all-time in landslide fashion for their work […]

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  • Vote for your favorite British comedy couple of all-time. Polls open!

    Vote for your favorite British comedy couple of all-time. Polls open!

    Could it be Audrey & Richard, a couple that an entire nation wanted to see together? Could it be Richard & Hyacinth or Basil & Sybil, couples that you can’t imagine how they ever got together let alone stayed together? Maybe Blackadder & Baldrick? After all, they’ve been together for 432 years! Maybe it should […]

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  • 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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