'Mrs Brown’s Boys' named best sitcom of the century

A Radio Times poll saw more than 14,000 votes

'Mrs Brown’s Boys' named best sitcom of the century

Brendan O'Carroll (right) and Jennifer Gibney attending the world premiere of Mrs Brown's Boys D'Movie at the Savoy Cinema in Dublin | Image: Artur Widak / PA Archive/Press Association Images

'Mrs Brown’s Boys' has been named the best sitcom of the 21st century.

A Radio Times poll in Britain saw 'The Office' and 'Car Share' rounding out the top three.

Readers voted from a shortlist of 40 compiled by a panel of critics and experts from the British Film Institute.

More than 14,000 votes were cast in total.

Mrs Brown's Boys, a co-production between RTÉ and the BBC, first aired in 2011.

It follows the life of Agnes Brown (played by comedian Brendan O'Carroll) and her nearest and dearest - mainly portrayed by O'Carroll's real friends and family.

The show has since had two more series, a number of specials and a film.

It has also picked up several awards - including an IFTA and BAFTA.

Speaking about the achievement O'Carroll said: "Lost for words...and that doesn’t happen to me very often."

"Myself and Jenny (co-star and wife Jennifer Gibney) are dancing around the living room. I can die happy now... but I’ll take my time."

"It vindicates the fans’ belief in the show. They have kept us on the air - it certainly wasn’t the reviewers," he added.

The poll in full | Source: Radio Times