The Detectives

The Detectives, 1993 What started life as a five minute sketch as part of Jasper Carrott's sketch/stand-up show Canned Carrott, became so popular that it was adapted for TV.  It ran for five series spanning tw...

The Brittas Empire

The Brittas Empire, 1991 Combining farce with surreal and dramatic elements (deaths were not uncommon in this sitcom) The Brittas Empire was the hit BBC comedy centering around a  well-meaning but incompetent ...

Harry Enfield’s Television Programme

Harry Enfield's Television Programme, 1990 During the late 1980's Harry Enfield had gained recognition, appearing on various shows with his characters Stavros and Loadsamoney.  However it was his character bas...

The Legacy of Reginald Perrin

The Legacy of Reginald Perrin - 1996 The 1990's seemed to love revivals.  The BBC had resurrected the Doctor In The House series and The Liver Birds, now it was the turn of Reginald Perrin. As Leonard Rossi...

One Foot In The Grave

One Foot In The Grave - 1990 Proof that comedy in the 1990's was not just about revivals.  One Foot In The Grave has become one of the all time great British sitcoms. Over an eleven year period between 1990...

The Liver Birds (Revival)

The Liver Birds (Revival), 1996 The 1990's seemed to be marked as a decade of comebacks.  Many popular sitcoms and even comedians from past decades made a comeback in the decade. The Liver Birds had been a ...

Agony Again

Agony Again, 1995 Sequel to the 1970's series 'Agony'.  Fourteen years after the original series ended, Agony Again was offered to the original broadcaster ITV who turned it down.  It was pitched to the BBC as...

Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty, 1992 Sitting pretty is a BBC sitcom that aired for thirteen episodes over two series. There was high hopes for the series with the writing talents of John Sullivan and his first sitcom since...