Don't Wait Up was  a British sitcom broadcast for six series from 1983 to 1990 on BBC1. It starred Nigel Havers, Tony Britton and Dinah Sheridan, and was written by George Layton.'Havers and Britton played father and son doctors who moved in together following their respective divorces.'The majestic Dinah Sheridan played Havers' mum

IN PICTURES: Bygone British sitcoms - see if your favourite is here

As Only Fools and Horses is turned into a musical, we take a look at some of the British sitcoms no longer on our screens.

Among them are Don't Wait Up, On the Up, Bless This House and Oh No, it's Selwyn Froggitt.

Up the Garden Path is a 1984 novel by Sue Limb, which was adapted into a radio series by BBC Radio 4, and later into a television sitcom by Granada TV for ITV.'It starred Imelda Staunton as a hapless teacher unlucky in love - and was panned by the TV critics.

5. Must try harder

Up the Garden Path is a 1984 novel by Sue Limb, which was adapted into a radio series by BBC Radio 4, and later into a television sitcom by Granada TV for ITV.'It starred Imelda Staunton as a hapless teacher unlucky in love - and was panned by the TV critics.
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Is It Legal? is a British television sitcom set in a solicitors office in Hounslow, west London, which ran from 12 September 1995 to 9 December 1998. It starred Imelda Staunton

6. Power of attorney

Is It Legal? is a British television sitcom set in a solicitors office in Hounslow, west London, which ran from 12 September 1995 to 9 December 1998. It starred Imelda Staunton
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Based on Richard Harris's stage production, Outside Edge followed the lives of two couples, who bond only through the local cricket league.''Roger (Robert Daws) and Miriam (Brenda Blethyn) couldn't be more different to Kevin (Timothy Spall) and Maggie (Josie Lawrence) but when they are thrown together, Maggie and Mim become good friends and learn from one another.''It ran from 1994 to 1996

7. At the crease

Based on Richard Harris's stage production, Outside Edge followed the lives of two couples, who bond only through the local cricket league.''Roger (Robert Daws) and Miriam (Brenda Blethyn) couldn't be more different to Kevin (Timothy Spall) and Maggie (Josie Lawrence) but when they are thrown together, Maggie and Mim become good friends and learn from one another.''It ran from 1994 to 1996
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Up the Elephant and Round the Castle aired from 1983 to 1985. It starred comedian Jim Davidson, who played the role of Jim London, the show spawned a sequel, Home James!, which  ran from 1987 to 1990. Up the Elephant and Round the Castle also gave early exposure to Anita Dobson.
Up the Elephant and Round the Castle aired from 1983 to 1985. It starred comedian Jim Davidson, who played the role of Jim London, the show spawned a sequel, Home James!, which ran from 1987 to 1990. Up the Elephant and Round the Castle also gave early exposure to Anita Dobson.
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