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The Office named 'best British comedy'

A tight 5: June 28, 2013

THE OFFICE has been named best British sitcom by Entertainment Weekly. The US magazine has produced a rundown of the best TV shows of all time, and Ricky Gervais’s sitcom is the highest-ranked British show, at No 14. In the list of British comedies, it’s followed by Monty Python, Absolutely Fabulous, Fawlty Towers, Blackadder, Only Fools And Horse, I’m Alan Partridge, Peep Show, Spaced and The Thick Of It.

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Published: 28 Jun 2013

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