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...
british classic comedy talk to carla lane

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...

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...

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...
Carla Lane's son picks his personal favourite episode of bread remembering the appearence of her grandchildren singing at the end.

Bread, Guest Post

Bread, Christmas, 1989 If you wanted to pick a feature sitcom from the 1980's there are many you could have gone for.   However as we aproach the first anniversary of Carla Lane's death it seemed fitting to lo...
british classic comedy talk to carla lane

British Classic Comedy Talk To Carla Lane

We're putting this interview back up to celebrate 30 years since Carla Lane's iconic sitcom: Bread first hit our TV screens on May 1st, 1986. We had hoped to speak to Carla to update the original interview f...

Bread – 1986

Meet The Boswell Family: Bread, 1986 It was 9.30pm. on Thursday 1sy May 1986, that we first met the Boswell family. Broadcast over seven series totaling seventy four episodes, Bread was the must see sitcom ...