During the 1980's, England produced one of the funniest British sitcoms, ever, with "Blackadder" (well, Seasons 1 through 3, anyway). Rowan Atkinson was absolutely brilliant in the different incarnations of Edmund Blackadder (SO much better than his subsequent performances as "Mr. Bean," "Johnny English" or "Zazu.") It also co-starred some other heavy-hitters like Miranda Richardson (as the Queen Elizabeth I), Stephen Fry as Lord Melchett, and a pre-House Hugh Laurie as the Prince of Wales.
In 1988, they released "Blackadder's Christmas Carol." Enjoy.