one of the the most popular sitcoms of the 1970's and still popular today The Good Life

Platinum Jubilee Comedy – 1970’s

Platinum Jubilee Comedy - 1970's, Part One, BBC Marking Her Majesty's 70 years on the throne we're looking back through some of the comedy highlights of the last 70 years .Today it's the 1970's.  Whilst it...

Bread

Bread, 1986 A one that got away from us last year and a whole lot of others as it was thirty years ago last year (2021) that we got our final slice of Bread.It was 9.30pm. on Thursday 1sy May 1986, that we...

The Mistress

The Mistress, 1985 Swept away under the BBC carpet comes a forgotten little sitcom from writer Carla Lane.The Mistress ran for 2 series of 6 episodes each between 1985 and 1987.  Apart from a very successf...

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...

Felicity Kendal Goes Solo

Solo, 1981 After the success of The Good Life, it's stars were household names and went on to star in their own right in other projects.  Solo was a vehicle for Felicity Kendal.Written by Carla Lane, of Bu...
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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...

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 ...

Butterflies, Christmas 1979

Butterflies, Christmas With The Parkinsons, 1979 Butterflies, 1979, it's hard to believe that this classic is now almost  forty years old.Hugely popular in it's day Butterflies only ever served up one full...
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Carla Lane In Profile

Carla Lane, 1928 - 2016 "I did my best at a time when it was easier to do" So said Carla Lane when she spoke with us back in 2014.Comedy Playhouse was the brainchild of Tom Sloan, who as head of BBC Comedy...