In order to cover the whole 2016 Landmark Comedy Season, we’ve put this short post together to cover the two documentaries screened as part of the schedule.

First up is:

Let’s Talk about Alf

Screened to support the re=make of Till Death Do Us Part.  Following directly on from “A Woman’s place Is In The Home” that ran for 25 minutes, this very short documentary came in at 5 minutes filling in the gap left by the 25 minute episode.

The BBC saw fit to class this as episode 2 of the lost sitcom season.

Summary

A look at the impact of Alf Garnett, with contributions from Graham Linehan, Lee Mack and Simon Day.

Clips

https://youtu.be/kUxelRMAyv4

 

 

Contributors

Graham Linehan
Lee Mack
Simon Day
Beryl Vertue
Adil Ray
Jon Plowman
Michael Grade

Trix Worrell

Details

Channel: BBC4
Produced By: Owen Bell and Marie Johnston
Executive Producer: Steven Canny
Original Transmission Date: 1st September 2016

 

The other documentary was:

60 Years Of Laughing At Ourselves

Documentary celebrating the British sitcom and taking a look at the social and political context from which our favourite sitcoms grew. We enjoy a trip through the comedy archive in the company of the people who made some of the very best British sitcoms. From The Likely Lads to I’m Alan Partridge, we find out the inspiration behind some of the most-loved characters and how they reflect the times they were living in.

Narrated by Rebecca Front, with commentary and insider knowledge from Steve Coogan, Richard Curtis, Beryl Vertue, James Corden, Jack Dee and top writing team Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

Contributors

Steve Coogan
James Corden
Michael Grade
Richard Curtis
Dick Clement
Ian La Frenais
Graham Linehan
Josh Widdicombe
Jack Dee
Hugh Dennis
Beryl Vertue
Jonathan Harvey
Lee Mack
Nerys Hughes
Anna Raeburn
Trix Worrell
Adil Ray
Jon Plowman

Details

Channel: BBC4
Produced and Directed By: Breid McLoone
Executive Producer: Steven Canny
Original Transmission Date: 12th September 2016

 

 

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