Butterflies

Butterflies, 1978 From the pen of Carla Lane (Liver Birds and Bread) came this clever sitcom about a frustrated housewife and her family.  Strangely, despite it's popularity it was broadcast on BBC2.  Over fou...

Joint Account

Joint Account, 1989 Peter Egan and Hanah Gordonjoin forces in this role reversal sitcom that ran for 2 series totalling 12 episodes between 1989 and 1990.SummaryThe series follows married couple Belind...

Sorry !

Sorry ! 1981 Proving that he too had a career outside of The Two Ronnies, Sorry! was a vehicle for Ronnie Corbett, giving  him the starring role - mild-mannered librarian Timothy Lumsden, still tied up in moth...

It’s Not AC/DC

Hell's Bells, 1986 No it's not the classic AC/DC single but a short lived BBC sitcom of the same name starring Derek Nimmo.Hell's Bells ran for 6 episodes in 1986.SummaryThe Dean of Norchester Cath...

Blott On The Landscape

Blott On The Landscape, 1985 The six part TV comedy drama series based on the 1975 novel by Tom Sharpe.Screened on the BBC the in 1985, the TV series is set ten years after the book and makes a number of s...
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Happy Families

Happy Families, 1985 Ben Elton's spin on the brilliant 1949 Ealing film Kind Hearts And Coronets cast Jennifer Saunders in multiple roles: as all four daughters of the Fuddle family and also as their mad grann...

Sweet Sixteen

Sweet Sixteen, 1983 Lost in the mists of time comes this six part BBC sitcom starring Penelope Keith.Running for just 1 series of 6 episodes in 1983, the series never really caught on in the UK, despite Pe...

Don’t Wait Up

Don't Wait Up, 1983 Don't Wait Up was the BBC sitcom that aired for six series from 1983 to 1990, totalling 39 episodes. It starred Nigel Havers, Tony Britton and Dinah Sheridan, and was written by George Layt...

Sharon And Elsie

Sharon And Elsie, 1984 Another forgotten? sitcom.  This one starred Brigit Forsyth.It originally aired for 12 episodes over 2 series between 1984 and 1985.  It's since been repeated once on UK Gold in the ...