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Miranda Hart Miranda Hart | 13:03 UK time, Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Miranda HartWell, hello to you. Welcome to my first entry for the blog, a word that will always faintly amuse.


So, on Monday, my show will leave the womb of the edit suite and head on to BBC Two to be judged by the world. I have to call it 'my show' rather than its title Miranda because that feels very weird, being my name n' all. In meetings I have to ask people to call it "the sitcom" otherwise I hear "the thing about Miranda is...", or "when does Miranda finish?". And being in the office hearing people answer the phone "hello Miranda" will always be odd.

It was the producer's idea to call it Miranda, and ultimately I agreed it was right for the show, but it has an unnerving American over-confidence about it, which is not me. And talk about set yourself up for a potential fall! However, I am surprisingly calm about it going out.  Whatever will be will be - if people find it and take it to their hearts then wonderful, but I am not expecting anything.

The pleasure, excitement, joy, plus inevitable dollop (another good word) of stress and fear, was making the show, and over the next few weeks I will blog little exclusives to you, my internet lovelies. I might reveal the answer to the question I get asked most ("which bits are auto-biographical?")  and I will freely tell you secrets about my cast Patricia Hodge, Sally Phillips, Sarah Hadland, and Tom Ellis. They'll never know!

Till next week. Have a good one.

Miranda (the lady) will be back on the blog next week. Miranda (the sitcom) starts at 8.30pm on BBC Two this Monday. Watch a preview clip from the first episode on Comedy Extra


  • Comment number 1.

    Hello Miranda! I must admit, the name seemed a bit out of character for you. Odd, considering it's... well. Your name.

    Looking forward to the show, and the tasty tasty secrets ;)


  • Comment number 2.

    Hi. Good luck with the new series from a fellow 6 footer! :-)

  • Comment number 3.

    I've just watched your show. I don't watch much many sitcoms (unless you count family guy and the simpsons) but i really enjoyed your show and plan to sky+ it. Funny, pleasant, and really good timing. Brilliant.

  • Comment number 4.

    Congratulations on a refreshingly different style of sitcom which actually made me laugh out loud...something I've not done in a long time faced with the usual offerings on TV. Really looking forward to episode 2 and I'll be telling friends who missed tonight to watch the repeat.

  • Comment number 5.

    Hi Miranda,

    Great show. As I share your name and am almost your height every scenario struck a chord. Howlingly funny. I look forward to the rest.

  • Comment number 6.

    Hi Miranda

    Your show is by far the funniest British comedy for a long long time. I was quite honestly crying with laughter - had to get the tissues out! The last time I laughed that much was when Del Boy fell through the bar! Hope the rest of the series is as good. Loved it!

  • Comment number 7.

    Hi Miranda,

    I heard this series on BBC7, listened to your recent interview on Woman's Hour...but I have to say, nothing prepared me for just how funny your first tv episode would be...I'm still wiping tears of laughter from my eyes!

    Well Done! Can't wait for the next one!


  • Comment number 8.

    Oh my goodness, Miranda is the best thing on TV for sure. Not seen anything funnier for decades. I watched the first episode after 3 days in bed with flu and literally laughed my socks off. Cant wait for the next one. Well done Miranda you are such a breath of fresh air on the TV. Gonna nag everyone to watch it.

  • Comment number 9.

    Hey there Miranda,
    Your show is absoluteley amazing! What a laugh, I think I may be on my third watching of your first episode on the iplayer! What incredible acting, directing and above all script writing!
    Can't wait till the next episode!

  • Comment number 10.

    Blimey almighty. The funniest programme on TV since Ab Fab started decades ago. Intelligent, highly bizzare and above all side splittingly, comedy corset explodingly brilliant. Am I over seling it? Most certainly not. Watch it and be amazed at how, with just one episode, you get hooked and can see many, if not all, of your friends in Miranda. She says what many people think. Her comments 'off camera' are inspired and we have laughed so hard we have to rewind the 'plus' box. Miss it at your peril!

  • Comment number 11.

    just watched the show..its gr8 to have a new, fresher comedy on the TV! Thanks! This episode was even better than the last! Keep up the great work-loving it!

  • Comment number 12.

    Just about to watch episode two on iplayer and i'm really looking forward to it! watching episode one was the first time i have actually laughed out loud at a sitcom in very long time! many comedies leave me thinking "oh thats funny.." rather than making me actually have a satisfied laugh! from the other comments i get the feeling i may be one of the younger watchers (ab fab was definitely my mums era!) so its great to know you're putting a smile on faces from those of all generations!

  • Comment number 13.

    I saw this while waiting for MOTD 2. In my opinion there was not one good joke.

    Residents of the home counties possibly had a chuckle at similarities to their zany friends. However for the rest of the UK this sort of sub-Richard Curtis shtick simply isn't good enough.

    At a time when the licence fee is under scrutiny the BBC does not need substandard programming like this.

  • Comment number 14.

    I thought this was an absaloute embaressment and actually made me quite embaressed for the main "acrtress". I was watching this with 10 friends, just flicking through and it got to the point where people were shouting at how terrible the woman's comedy was. I can estimate about a 2% population enjoyment rate, made up purely of dim and uneducated wimsy women with no comedic depth or just tall woman who can relate to being tall and female, Have a medal. Please someone take this off the air so I can sleep at night. To conclude, I have know idea of how this woman got on to television. Let someone comedically talented on TV e.g. Adam and Joe.

  • Comment number 15.

    Hi Miranda. Take no notice of the miserable mildrews making stupid comments about your brilliant show. First noticed you on another show and then discovered that you had your own series starting. My husband rarely sits with me watching TV, as he is very choosey, but we sit rocking with laughter which we havent done for ages it seems. Well done the BBC for discovering you (or did you discover them??). We long for the next show and cant wait for next week. (I always worry about those falls you take but they are so funny and so beautifully executed) Keep up this wonderful refreshing clever comedy. Laughter is the best medicine after all. Thank you.

  • Comment number 16.

    I love this programme. It is so funny!
    I laugh so much. Thank you Miranda!

  • Comment number 17.

    I watched all five episodes on BBCI player yesterday after a friend at work told me how funny it was. The fact that she could not actually explain the episode through her tears of laughter persuaded me to give it a try and I was not disappointed. It was by far the funniest sitcom I have watched in a long long time and being tall and have being called Sir and Mate on a number of times struck a comedy chord. Hopefully there will be a lot more episodes to come. Cheers

  • Comment number 18.

    Hi Miranda.

    Just in love with you and your show. Congratulations. This show makes me laugh out loud. I will watch repeats when I feel sad. I am also inspired by your account of writing so you can do the performances you want to. Thank you.

    Bloody brilliant, in the tradition of all great comedy.

  • Comment number 19.

    Hi Mirand :)
    i love your show, i have watched each show many times, and each time i still laugh my head off! best comedian out, by far! id look forward to monday nights to watch you shows! and now they arent on anymore! so please can you do more! as i miss them dearly! when is the next thing you do on tv? lucy xx


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