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The Royals And Comedy

How Comedy Has Portrayed The Royal Family Looking back over the years it seems no subject has been spared by comedy writers, even the Royal family.  From pranks on Beadle's About to satire, they even get their...

Father Dear Father In Australia

Father Dear Father In Australia, 1978 Between 1968 and 1973 Father Dear Father had been a huge ratings winner for ITV.Five years after the original series finished the show popped up for a new series in Au...

Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights

Phoenix Nights, 2001 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 ...
arthur lowe takes on a new direction as he plays a parish priest in bless me father

Sunday Service With The Sitcom

The Vicar And The Sitcom For many years the traditional Sunday morning church service has been a staple of the British way of life.  It's therefore only fitting that the local vicar should play a part in sitco...
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Carla Lane: The Ones That Got Away

Carla Lane's Forgotten Sitcoms Carla Lane broke the tradition of all male sitcom writers when alongside Myra Taylor she created The Liver Birds.  Other successes followed.  We all remember her work on Bless Th...

Re-made In The USA

UK Sitcoms That Were Re-made In The USA Sitcoms have been part of the fabric of British society since the 1950's.  We've seen some classics over the years, but it's not just Britain that likes it's sitcoms. ...
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You Can’t Keep A Good Show Down

Even If You Re-Name It..... There is always a debate to be had around whether or not the old shows are the best, often people laugh at wobbly sets or are just not interested in old.  If these vintage shows are...

Cooper and Walsh

Cooper and Walsh, 2014 The sitcom that should have been but never was Last Of the Summer Wine ended in 2010.  Over it's thirty year plus time on air it produced some of comedy's greatest characters.  Among th...

Rising Damp

The Course Of True Love Never Runs Smooth In Rising Damp Without doubt ITV's finest sitcom and definitely worthy of it's classic status.Rising Damp ran for twenty eight episodes over four series between 19...