The minds behind the brilliance of British comedy

Some of you know, some don’t, that we are currently in production on a PBS special to air in March 2011 across the U.S. that will attempt to pay homage to what many of us feel is the number one reason as to why British comedy is brilliant – the writers. In the special, we’ll hear […]

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Britain's Best Sitcom – Your thoughts?

Several years ago, the BBC embarked on the daunting task of determining Britain’s Best Sitcom through a poll where people could argue their case and then identify and vote for their favorite British situation comedy of all-time. To no one’s surprise, Only Fools and Horses emerged at the overall winner with almost 350,000 votes. You can […]

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Your British comedy Tax Day survival kit

It’s Tax Day. You probably don’t need any reminders at this point. Whether you’ve finished and filed, still have a ways to go as the hours tick down or you’re on your way to the 24-hour post office to make sure that return is postmarked by 12 midnight, there’s always time for a little British […]

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Some say…It's all about the writing

Ask 1000 people worldwide what they like about British comedy and I guarantee you’ll find yourself in the company of 1000 people that say it’s all in the writing. Smart, witty, intelligent — words that are repeatedly used to describe British comedy writing. Good writing + good casting = success Ask any actor or actress […]

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More "My Family" says his family

The great Robert Lindsay, who stars as Ben Harper along side the equally great Zoe Wanamaker in the British situation comedy, My Family, has been ordered by his son to continue with the series when they resume shooting this Spring for, what may be, the last in the series. Series creator and writer, Fred Barron, […]

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Bugatti Veyron 16.4 vs McLaren F1

Should you have an extra $1+ million dollars lying around, you might want to read on. If you don’t, you might read on anyway as you might just recognize the individual given the charge to compare the two $1 million dollar automobiles. Known simply as Blackadder or Mr. Bean to many of us, Rowan Atkinson […]

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Vote for your favorite British comedy couple of all-time. Polls open!

Could it be Audrey & Richard, a couple that an entire nation wanted to see together? Could it be Richard & Hyacinth or Basil & Sybil, couples that you can’t imagine how they ever got together let alone stayed together? Maybe Blackadder & Baldrick? After all, they’ve been together for 432 years! Maybe it should […]

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A possible fav Britcom couple in A Bit of Fry & Laurie?

Couple #13 – Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, A Bit of Fry and Laurie Yes, Virginia, they need to be considered as an all-time favorite British comedy couple. From 1989 to 1995, former Cambridge Footlights members, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, ruled BBC 2 with a sketch show that was a cross between Monty Python’s […]

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As Time Went By – 38 years to be exact

We’re not talking 432 years together like Blackadder and Baldrick, but we are talking about two people that were a couple, lost touch for 38 years, became a couple again and then, ultimately, married. Couple #10 – Lionel Hardcastle and Jean Pargetter As Time Goes By, starring the incredible talents of Judi Dench and Geoffrey […]

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A cunning plan to be the favorite British comedy couple?

We mark the end of our first week of British comedy couple profiles with a somewhat ‘unconventional’ couple. With Hugo and Alice, you had two people that didn’t even know they were a couple. With Edmund Blackadder and Baldrick, you have two people that have been together for 432 years from the British monarchy to […]

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