Charming and Cheeky: 4 Must-Watch British Comedies on Lionsgate Play

5/15/24

From slapstick humor to dry wit and everything in between, the Brits certainly know how to tickle your funny bone. For fans in the Philippines, Lionsgate Play has curated a collection of must-see British comedies that promise to have you laughing out loud. Whether you’re a long-time enthusiast or new to the genre, here’s a lineup that shouldn’t be missed.

Johnny English Strikes Again


The incomparable Rowan Atkinson plays the bumbling yet somehow always successful MI7 agent Johnny English, who returns for a third hilariously high-stakes mission in Johnny English Strikes Again. After a cyber-attack reveals the identity of all active undercover agents in Britain, English is the Secret Service’s last hope. Untrained in modern technology but equipped with analog methods and distinctive wit, English dives headfirst into action.

Everything I Know About Love


Based on the memoir by Dolly Alderton, Everything I Know About Love offers a raucously tender exploration of female friendship, bad dates, and navigating life in your twenties. Set in the 2000s, the series tackles the highs and lows of adulthood with humor and heart. With its relatable characters and nostalgic nods, it's a vibrant addition to the landscape of British comedy that resonates with the millennial crowd. Starring Emma Appleton and Hannah Dodd, it’s a must-watch for anyone who wants to reminisce about the early 2000s or those going through their own quarter-life crisis.

Motherland


Venturing into the realm of parental humor, Motherland is a brilliant take on the trials and tribulations of middle-class parenting. This sitcom dives deep into the chaotic world of competitive playdates, last-minute school projects, and the never-ending quest for "me time." Its sharply written script and outstanding ensemble cast, including Anna Maxwell Martin and Diane Morgan, offer a candid and hysterical look at motherhood like you’ve never seen before.

Keeping Mum


Keeping Mum is a British comedy that revolves around the life of Walter Goodfellow (Rowan Atkinson), a vicar too absorbed in writing the perfect sermon to notice the chaos unravelling in his own family. His wife (Kristin Scott Thomas) is entangled in a flirtation with her American golf instructor (Patrick Swayze), while their daughter juggles a series of boyfriends and their son becomes a magnet for bullies. The arrival of Grace Hawkins (Maggie Smith), the new housekeeper, introduces a twist as she proposes a drastic, and possibly dark, solution to restore harmony in the Goodfellow household.

Head over to Lionsgate Play on PLDT Home and Smart and start watching these hilarious British comedies today.