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Fairly Secret Army

Fairly Secret Army, 1984 Whilst Fairly Secret Army was not a spin off from Reginald Perrin, many people felt that the main character was similar to Jimmy in the popular TV series.  Perhaps the reason behind th...

It Takes A Worried Man

It Takes A Worried Man, 1981 Another hit comedy lost in the mists of time.  It never ceases to amaze me the amount of great British sitcoms that have aired over the years, yet with all these extra channels we ...
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The Inbetweeners

The Inbetweeners, 2008 The inbetweeners sounds like a good title for a horror movie.  However it was the hugely successful sitcom that ran for eighteen episodes over three series from 2008. Hailed as one of...
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Frankie Howard Is On The Comeback Trail….

Frankie's On...1992 Throughout his career Frankie Howerd had had many revivals.  however it was towards the end of his life that he found a new following among students. This lead to him addressing the Oxfo...
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From Stand Up To Sitcom, Jo Brand Stars In….

Damned, 2016 Damned started life in 2014 as an episode in the Sky Arts 'Playhouse Presents in 2014. At the the time of the pilot episode it wasn't commissioned as a series.  Clearly writers Jo Brand and Mor...
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It’s Not Car Share, It’s …..

That Peter Kay Thing, 2000 An early television outing for comedian Peter Kay. That Peter Kay Thing ran for six episodes in 2000.  A pilot episode had are two years earlier in 1998. Many of the characters...
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An Audience With Kenneth Williams

An Audience With Kenneth Williams - 1983 The fourth instalment of the now legendary ITV series Audience With.  This time it was the turn of Carry On Legend - Kenneth Williams and as was sometimes the case duri...

Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights

Peter Kay's hugely popular and BAFTA-nominated British sitcom about The Phoenix Club, a working men's club in the northern English town of Farnworth, Greater Manchester. The show was a spin off from the spoo...
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Man Down

Man Down, 2013 Stand Up comedian Greg Davies turns his hand to another top rated sitcom: Man Down. Somebody at Channel 4 must have had an idea that this show was going to be successful.  As before the first...
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From Stand Up To Sitcom It’s Sean Hughes

Sean's Show, 1992 InTribute To Sean Hughes Who Sadly Died On 16th October Sean Hughes was a prominent stand up comic who seemed to be able to turn his hand to most things in the entertainment world.  In 199...