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Great Sitcoms

Why is ‘Fawlty Towers’ so good? In April 2019 Fawlty Towers was voted (ahead of Father Ted and Alan Partridge) as Britain’s Best Ever Sitcom. See the final list below. Launched in 1975 and with only 12 episodes in 2 Seasons this classic BBC sitcom is having a surging lease …

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Free Comedy Shows Added To BBC IPlayer

The BBC have added some brilliant comedy box sets to their iPlayer.  Already on the BBC iPlayer you can watch some of the best comedies out there such as Fleabag, Atlanta, This Country, Gavin and Stacey and Famalam. They also have some Irish comedies to choose from including The Young Offenders and …

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John Cleese Back on BBC 1

John Cleese has been signed by BBC One to star in a new six-part comedy series Edith. Starring alongside Alison Steadman and Jason Watkins, Edith centers on a widow whose dreams of moving away with an old boyfriend are put on hold when her adult son returns home. The BBC Studios production …

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WATCH – Russell Kane LIVE & gig news

Are you 16-years-old, yet feel 21? Are you 40, but faking 25? Or maybe you’re full-on 80 years – with the heart of three oxen & sex drive of a bonobo chimp. Don’t worry: this is normal. No one is ever the ‘right’ age – it’s the beauty and the curse …

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WATCH: Does Simon Pegg speak English?

Simon Pegg and BBC’s Big Train sketch team perform ‘an English speaking tourist in France’. PS – Big Train was created and mostly written by Irish writers Graham Linehan (also director) and Arthur Matthews who went on to create Father Ted. The first series was voted “Best ‘Broken Comedy’ Show” at the …

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CLASSIC: Monty Python’s ‘Dead Parrot Sketch’

Monty Python’s Flying Circus aired on the BBC late 1969 and fast became the stuff of legend. Amongst the classic material were a good few sketches that still remain as funny and fresh nearly 50 years later. Here is one – The Dead Parrot Sketch. BACKGROUND? The “Dead Parrot Sketch” – originally known as the “Pet …

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