Radio Times has a launched a poll to discover the nation's favourite sitcom of the 21st Century to date.
The magazine has drawn up a shortlist of 40 shows, devised by its own critics and TV experts at the BFI.
Editor Ben Preston says: "Ask people to name their greatest sitcom and the answer is usually Fawlty Towers, Dad's Army or possibly Porridge. Four decades after the so-called Golden Age of Comedy, these shows haven't lost their laughs or lustre. Astonishingly, Dad's Army is still the most popular repeat on BBC Two.
"But now we're asking a fresh question: what's the best comedy of this century? RT's critics, together with TV experts at the BFI, spent hours wrangling over our shortlist of 40 - from The Office to Miranda and The Inbetweeners to Peter Kay's Car Share and Rev. This back catalogue of new comedy classics is seriously funny. But which is your favourite?"
The shortlist was unveiled in the new issue of Radio Times, which marks the first live broadcast of Mrs Brown's Boys, which is due to take place this Saturday, commissioned to celebrate the 60th anniversary of influential sitcom Hancock's Half Hour moving to television.
However, the shortlist contains a number of notable omissions. Two of the BBC's longest-running sitcoms of the century so far, My Family and Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, do not appear; whilst other popular series such as Coupling and Still Open All Hours are also missing.
It should be noted long-running shows such as Birds Of A Feather and Red Dwarf, whilst still broadcasting new episodes, are not eligible for inclusion in the poll as the magazine has stipulated that shows must not have started before the turn of the century.
Votes can be cast online, with the poll closing on Thursday 11th August 2016. Visit radiotimes.com/sitcompoll
Here's the full 'Radio Times 21st Century Sitcom Shortlist', in alphabetical order. Each entry also features a brief description written by the magazine. Click on the title of the show for BCG's in-depth guide to that programme.
Would you let Jack Whitehall educate your kids? He ripped up the school rules as feckless teacher Alfie Wickers, in three thoroughly delinquent series and a naughty film spin-off.
Holiday-makers return year after year to the Solana all-inclusive resort in Spain - as do audiences to ITV's cheeky, sassy, award-winning ensemble farce about Brits behaving badly.
Count Arthur Strong
Steve Delaney remains fully, brilliantly immersed in a creation that was a cult Radio 4 hit - but the wider palette of television gives his wonky old music-hall entertainer new warmth.
The subtlest show on the list. Toby Jones and writer Mackenzie Crook played two pals trying and failing to dodge adult responsibilities by hunting treasure in the grey-green Essex countryside.
Friday Night Dinner
A Jewish family's weekly meal at Mum and Dad's (Tamsin Greig and Paul Ritter) house always leaves their grown-up sons (Simon Bird and Tom Rosenthal) aghast with embarrassment, in a riotous portrayal of inter-generational cringe.
Gavin & Stacey
Ruth Jones and James Corden put BBC3 on the comedy map with their beautifully open-hearted tale of two families - from Billericay and Barry Island - becoming one fabulously eccentric clan.
To Ireland in the late 80s for an inventive labour of love co-created by Chris O'Dowd: he's the imaginary friend of a kid (the phenomenal David Rawle) who's constantly baffled by his own family's oddness.
The family sitcom was brought right up to date by a naturalistic, almost bleak portrait of nice middle-class parents (Hugh Dennis and Claire Skinner) utterly failing to control three kids hellbent on bedlam.
Peter Kay's Car Share
A sublime comeback for Kay after years away from our screens. He and the previously unknown Sian Gibson had unbeatable chemistry as two carpooling colleagues who might just love each other.
Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights
Kay shot straight into the television comedy A-list with his observation of the pettiness, delusions and eccentricities swirling around a working men's club full of knackered showmen.
After The League of Gentlemen, Steve Pemberton and Reece Shearsmith dreamed up a whole new cast of comic grotesques, all linked together in a bravura display of the duo's rotten imagination.
Raised By Wolves
Writers Caroline and Caitlin Moran draw on their own pasts as freewheeling, home-schooled sisters to create comedy's coolest new gang: a sprawling, smart working-class family in Wolverhampton.
Sitcoms had featured clergymen before, but never with the thoughtfulness and humanity of a show that dared to depict its hero (Tom Hollander) as deeply flawed and uncertain of his own faith. Transcendent.
The ultimate in teenagers behaving badly. A gang of boys who weren't nerds, but certainly weren't cool either, constantly trying to ascend the social ladder and get girls, but failing horribly every single time.
The IT Crowd
A colourful parade of silliness from sitcom master Graham Linehan, starring Chris O'Dowd, Richard Ayoade and Katherine Parkinson as a team of geeks with no idea how anything works, let alone computers.
Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon, lording it up in fine restaurants, competing to do the best celeb impersonations and revealing their own anxieties: very funny and possibly, tantalisingly close to reality.
The Thick Of It
Armando Iannucci's documentary-style farce nailed the madness of letting spin doctors and media managers control politicians. It's not his fault real politics has now become even more absurd.
Toast Of London
"Yes. Yeeeees. YES!" Matt Berry has, gloriously, let his almost animal comic talent loose as spectacular failure Steven Toast - the ultimate in fruity, completely self-unaware thespians about town.
Twenty Twelve and W1A
Set among Olympics organisers and then the BBC itself, this mock-doc was a horribly accurate portrait of modern working life: meetings, mix-ups, stupid buzzwords and some very stupid people.
The Worst Week Of My Life
Old-fashioned farce can still work if it's done as well as this: Ben Miller was panic personified as a man whose wedding preparations were doomed to end in the worst possible embarrassment.
Kids and adults can rarely enjoy the same show on the same level. But this gorgeous Python-esque fantasy from the Horrible Histories gang - and their puppet friends - was a joy for the whole family.
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