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...

It’s The One With The Hippo !

The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, 1976 The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin was originally a series of novels written by and  developed into a sitcom by their author David Nobbs.There were three series...
geoffrey palmer stars in the forgotten chanel 4 1980's sitcom fairly secret army

Fairly Secret Army

Fairly Secret Army, 1984 In Tribute To Geoffrey Palmer 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 ser...

Butterflies Star, Geoffrey Palmer Has Died

Geoffrey Palmer Has Died, Aged 93 Actor Geoffrey Palmer, known for his roles in such sitcoms as Butterflies, As Time Goes By and The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, has died aged 93.He died...

At Home With The Snails

At Home With The Snails, 2001 WARNING: THIS POST DEALS WITH MATERIAL SOME MIGHT FIND DISTURBING!A somewhat surreal comedy from BBC Radio.  Certainly not suitable for all, the humour can only be described a...

Hot Metal

Hot Metal, 1986 In the 1980's tabloid newspapers were well known for their journalistic licence and many referred to them as "gutter press".  It seemed an obvious subject for a sitcom.Hot Metal was a bitin...

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...
Peter Bowles takes over from geoffrety palmer for series two of Executive Stress

Penelope Keith Has Executive Stress

Executive Stress, 1986 Another of those comedies that were popular at the time, but in today's age of multi- channel TV seems largeley to have been put on the back burner.Executive Stress was inspired by t...