At 41, ‘Fawlty Towers’ is still the greatest sitcom of all-time

September 19, 1975 — a day that will live on in history as the day one of the most brilliant situation comedies of all-time debuted on the BBC. Born out of a seemingly uneventful trip to the Torquay Gleneagles Hotel by the original members of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Fawlty Towers is comedy greatness that has not seen its […]

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Gareth Gwenlan, British television producer/director, dies at 79.

Gareth Gwenlan, a name you may not be familiar with but whose work you have seen and enjoyed for decades on countless British situation comedies, has died at age 79. Gwenlan, who joined the BBC Comedy department in 1967 as a producer, helped create some of the world’s most beloved British sitcoms, notably The Fall And Rise […]

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First look at ‘Death in Paradise’ S4 set for early 2015 return

A little over a year ago, Kris Marshall was faced with the daunting task of replacing Ben Miller as the principle character in Death in Paradise, the BBC comedy/mystery/drama set on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie. Marshall took over as the island’s new lead detective, DI Humphrey Goodman after his predecessor was found with an […]

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Alan Davies set for Jonathan Creek return in 2013

BBC announces new Jonathan Creek special in 2013 Full Jonathan Creek disclosure here. I flat out love this series…. The new special, which the BBC is targeting for an Easter 2013 premiere, will be written by original series writer David Renwick and will be titled “The Clue Of The Savant’s Thumb”. The episode will see […]

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Behind the scenes of a Christmassy Miranda

Miranda, starring Miranda Hart, one of the funniest and most refreshing British comedies to come along in years on the BBC, targets the Christmas holiday season in the newest installment that premiered last night on BBC Two. While I haven’t seen a full episode as of yet, the numerous clips I’ve seen from the first […]

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Whites – the making of a British "situation" comedy

Every week we sit at home watching our favorite British comedy probably not thinking of the thousands of hours of preparation and effort that goes in to making the “situation” part of the comedy real. In the case of the current British comedy series, Whites, the British comedy series set in the kitchen of an […]

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British comedy – a 360° view

Okay, this is just plain cool. From our friends over at the BBC Comedy blog comes this behind the scenes 360 degree view of the making of the long-running Britcom, Ideal. Not only is it a 360 degree view, it’s time-lapsed also. You can click and drag on the video and spin the camera in […]

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