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Fawlty Towers is voted best ever British sitcom

By Peter Bazalgette  

What makes us laugh in these troubled times? Prospect readers have provided the answer, with their response to the online survey to find Britain’s best sitcom that I invited them to fill out in last month’s column. A very angry man who’s terminally frightened of his wife comes top, a hapless government minister in thrall to scheming civil servants is second, and a rogue for all seasons comes third. Fawlty Towers romped home with a third of the vote,…

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