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This week we have rounded up our top ten favourite comedy box sets. So whether you have been at work this week, or battling with the kids during half term, you can schedule in some light relief this weekend.

Catastrophe, Available on All 4

Catastrophe couple sitting on a beach

All four series of this multi-award winning comedy are available to stream now. Written by and starring Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, they play two people thrown together into family life when Sharon gets pregnant after a one night stand in London. 

Defending the Guilty, BBC iPlayer

Barrister pupil Will and his mentor Katherine sat on a bench in a court, surrounded by rubbsih

Defending the Guilty follows four pupil barristers as they fight for tenancy in the chambers. The focus is on idealistic Will Packham and his fight to stick to his morals and still win over his mentor, the antisocial Caroline - played expertly by the hilarious Katherine Parkinson (IT Crowd). Series one is available now.

Seinfeld, All 4

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Hailed as the greatest sitcom of all time - you can watch the first five series on All 4 now. Following the misadventures of Jerry Seinfeld, a comedian in ‘90s New York, and his group of friends, Seinfeld is a hilarious portrayal of daily life. 

Man Like Mobeen, BBC iPlayer

Two young Asian men stood on a street looking shocked

Set in Small Heath, Birmingham, all Mobeen wants to do is follow his faith, lead a good life and make sure his sister fulfils her potential. But can he juggle this with his criminal past always chasing him? Three series are available to watch now. 

Year of the Rabbit, All 4 

Detective Rabbit and his partners stood side by side

Set in the East End of London in 1887, we follow the adventures of Detective Rabbit and his partners as they try to solve the murder of a young woman. It doesn’t seem that unusual at first, until they notice a second bullet hole and a mysterious symbol on her make-up compact. Series one is available now.

Better Things, BBC iPlayer 

Sam Fox with her second oldest daughter

Comedy drama series following Sam Fox, a single mother, as she tries to raise her three daughters while keeping her acting career afloat. Sam has to cope with her mother’s increasing eccentricity alongside her daughters’ acting out. Three series available to stream now.

Derry Girls, All 4

Young Erin stood up in a room filled with her classmates, shouting towards the camera

Candid, family-centred comedy set during The Troubles in Northern Ireland. We follow Erin and her friends as they navigate their teen years at a Catholic girls secondary school. All three series are available to stream now. 

The Young Offenders, BBC iPlayer

Two young white men in school uniform looking confused

A coming-of-age comedy. Friendship, loyalty, laughter and lots of mischief bring best pals Conor MacSweeney and Jock O'Keeffe into ongoing conflict with their school headmaster, Principal Barry Walsh. Getting caught up in the chaos is Conor's long-suffering mother Mairead. Two series available to stream now. 

Man With a Plan, All 4

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Starring everybody’s favourite sitcom actor, Matt Le Blanc. Le Blanc plays a contractor who spends more time with his kids after his wife returns to work, and has to learn to juggle parenthood, running his own business, and managing the rest of his family too. Three series available to stream now.

This Country, BBC iPlayer

A young man and a woman stood outside a phone box looking

Bafta-winning mockumentary exploring young people in modern rural Britain, focusing on cousins Kerry and Kurtan and their lives in the Cotswolds. The  first series opens on the annual scarecrow festival, a key event in the village calendar that can unite or divide the community. Two series available to stream now.

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