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Everyone loves losing themselves in a good comedy. After all, there's nothing better than a good laugh. So if you're searching for a one-stop shop of the best British comedies, look no further than BritBox, where you can get all the silliness you could want from the comfort of your own sofa.

BritBox brings you all your favourite programmes from the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5, from comedy classics to the latest hits.

But BritBox doesn't just have all you need to laugh yourself silly, there are also no ads to get in your way, no contract to sign and a 30-day free trial waiting just for you.

For laugh a minute enjoyment and TV shows that you won't find anywhere else, BritBox is your one-stop shop for entertainment. Here are 10 awesome comedy titles on offer...


Only Fools and Horses 

Only Fools and Horses BritBox

Re-discover the magic that is Only Fools and Horses (Image credit: BritBox)

Nothing stays comedy gold like an episode of Only Fools and Horses. From the moment the show hit our screens back in 1981 this classic comedy won the hearts of the nation. Set in Peckham, South-East London, Only Fools and Horses follows market trader Derek 'Del Boy' Trotter (David Jason) and his younger brother Rodney (Nicholas Lyndhurst) as they attempt to get rich through various hilarious money-making scams. Cushty!

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Number of series: 7

Stars of the show: David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst

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Rev BritBox

Watch city vicar Adam juggle the needs of his hilariously demanding parishioners (Image credit: BritBox)

Rev. follows Adam Smallbone (Tom Hollander), a Church of England priest who has moved from a small rural parish in Suffolk with his wife Alex (Olivia Colman) to take on the challenge of becoming the vicar at an inner-city church in London. With the pressure of increasing the church income weighing heavily on his mind, Adam is forced to juggle the needs of everyone from genuine believers to drug addicts - with hilarious consequences.

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Number of series: 3

Stars of the show: Tom Hollander and Olivia Colman

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The Trip

Get ready for a trip of a lifetime...

Get ready for a trip of a lifetime... (Image credit: BritBox)

This series starts Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon as fictional versions of themselves as they embark on a restaurant tour in the north of England. While Steve spends his time away having a number of one night stands after being dumped by his girlfriend, Rob leaves behind his young family to tour around various different restaurants. As the friends-of-sorts sample the culinary delights on offer, they also try to outdo one another with their hilarious impressions of famous figures.

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Number of series: 2

Stars of the show: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon 

The Inbetweeners 

The Inbetweeners BritBox

Follow the misadventures of Inbetweeners Will, Simon, Jay and Neil (Image credit: BritBox)

Follow best friends Will (Simon Bird), Simon (Joe Thomas), Neil (Blake Harrison) and Jay (James Buckley) as they navigate their way through the unpredictable world of secondary school, girls, underage drinking and friendship.

The friends somehow managing to get themselves caught up in all sorts of embarrassing predicaments - and always with hilarious consequences. Will is the show's unconventional hero, while Simon's love life takes centre stage. Sex-obsessed Jay is always getting himself into trouble thanks to his vulgar comments, and loveable-but-gullible Neil often finds himself the target of everyone's pranks.

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Number of series: 3

Stars of the show: Simon Bird, James Buckley, Blake Harrison and Joe Thomas

Peep Show 

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David Mitchell and Robert Webb star in this comedy (Image credit: BritBox)

Peep Show follows the dysfunctional lives of Mark Corrigan (David Mitchell) and his flatmate Jez Usborne (Robert Webb) with hilarious voiceovers which give viewers an insight into the character's most inner thoughts. Mark is a socially awkward, unlucky in love loan manager who often finds himself in embarrassing situations, while Jez is a lazy, unemployed, musician who lives in Mark's spare room.

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Number of series: 9

Stars of the show: David Mitchell and Robert Webb


A comedy set in Ancient Rome? What's not to love?

A comedy set in Ancient Rome? What's not to love? (Image credit: BritBox)

This sitcom sees three desperate young men living in Ancient Rome as they try to hold down jobs, kickstart their love lives and climb the social ladder. The show focuses on Marcus (Tom Rosenthal), his useless and grumpy slave, Grumio (Ryan Sampson), their flatmate Stylax (Joel Fry), and later Jason (Johnathan Pointing) as they navigate their way through being young men living in an ancient city.

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Number of series: 5

Stars of the show: Tom Rosenthal, Joel Fry, Johnathan Pointing and Ryan Sampson

The Office 

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There's never a dull day in Slough... (Image credit: BritBox)

The Office follows the lives of colleagues working in a branch of a paper company based in the not-so glamorous location of Slough Trading Estate. The general manager David Brent (Ricky Gervais) spends most of his time trying to get his team to like him, mostly with disastrous effects thanks to his accidental inappropriate remarks. The show also stars Mackenzie Crook as awkward Gareth Keenan, Lucy Davis as bored receptionist Dawn Tinsley and unassuming Tim Cabterbury, played by Martin Freeman.

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Number of series: 2 and the hilarious Christmas specials

Stars of the show: Ricky Gervais, Martin freeman, Mackenzie Crook and Lucy Davis


Benidorm BritBox

The sun is always shining in Benidorm... (Image credit: BritBox)

This hilarious sitcom focuses on the adventures of a group of British holiday makers staying at the Solana holiday resort in Spain. The series, which ran from 2007 until 2018 and starred a long line of famous faces from the world of TV, sees holiday makers living their best life as they make the most of the all-inclusive package at the hotel, often causing no end of drama and romance.

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Number of series: 10

Stars of the show: Jake Canuso, Ken Morley, Sherrie Hewson, Johnny Vegas and Denise Welch 

Friday Night Dinner

Friday Night Dinner

Join the Goodman family for their weekly dinner date (Image credit: BritBox)

Every Friday night the Goodmans meet for a family dinner, but their meal rarely runs smoothly thanks to dad Martin's eccentric behaviour, brothers Adam and Jonny constantly pranking one another, or their strange neighbour Jim, who always manages to interrupt their family time. Tamsin Greig plays the family's long-suffering mum, Jackie, who loves her boys but still treats them like children, much to their constant embarrassment.

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Number of series: 5

Stars of the show: Tamsin Greig, Paul Ritter, Simon Bird, Tom Rosenthal and Mark Heap 

Gavin and Stacey 

Gavin and Stacey

Comedies don't come much better than Gavin and Stacey (Image credit: BritBox)

Mathew Horne and Joanna Page star as lovebirds Gavin and Stacey, who's relationship takes centre stage in this hilarious comedy. The series follows the pair's long-distance romance with Gavin living with his parents in Billericay in Essex, where he spends most of his time with best friend Smithy, while Stacey's home town is in Barry, South Wales where she lives with mum Gwen. Stacey's uncle Bryn and best friend Nessa also add to the laughs, making this an unmissable comedy.

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Number of series: 3

Stars of the show: James Corden, Ruth Jones, Mathew Horne and Joanna Page 

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Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.