Which sitcom has been voted the best ever?

21 November 2017, 10:21

The usual suspects are at the top of a new poll to find the nation's favourite sitcom.

Only Fools and Horses was the winner of a poll of 2,000 adults by Samsung ahead of World Television Day. The classic show starring David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst beat Fawlty Towers into second place, followed by Blackadder in third.

The top five was rounded out with classic comedies Dad's Army and Father Ted.

Further down the list were old favourites such as Porridge and One Foot in the Grave alongside more contemporary offerings like The Inbetweeners and Mrs Brown's Boys.

Only Fools and Horses

Samsung spokesman Steve Mitchell said: 'World Television Day is a great time to look back on some of the great shows we have watched in 2017 but also reflect on some of our favourite series of all time.

'It's great to see old classics, such as Only Fools and Horses, still entertaining the nation years after they were made.' 

The full top 20:

  1. Only Fools and Horses
  2. Fawlty Towers
  3. Blackadder
  4. Dad's Army
  5. Father Ted
  6. The Inbetweeners
  7. Porridge
  8. Gavin and Stacey
  9. Mrs Brown's Boys
  10. Vicar of Dibley
  11. Red Dwarf
  12. The Royle Family
  13. One Foot in the Grave
  14. Absolutely Fabulous
  15. The Office
  16. The Young Ones
  17. Steptoe and Son
  18. Peep Show
  19. Outnumbered
  20. Yes Minister