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British Sitcom: 60 Years of Laughing at Ourselves

Celebrating the British sitcom and looking at the social and political context from which our favourites grew, with help from Steve Coogan, Richard Curtis, Jack Dee and others.

Documentary celebrating the British sitcom and taking a look at the social and political context from which our favourite sitcoms grew. We enjoy a trip through the comedy archive in the company of the people who made some of the very best British sitcoms. From The Likely Lads to I'm Alan Partridge, we find out the inspiration behind some of the most-loved characters and how they reflect the times they were living in.

Narrated by Rebecca Front, with commentary and insider knowledge from Steve Coogan, Richard Curtis, Beryl Vertue, James Corden, Jack Dee and top writing team Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais.

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59 minutes

Audio described

Last on

Boxing Day 2019 22:35

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:24

    Village People, Village People + Boney M

    I Am What I Am

  • 00:29

    The Young Ones


  • 00:30

    Tv Themes

    The Young Ones

  • 00:53


    Half The World Away

  • 00:54

    Stephen Fretwell


  • 00:55

    Angry Anderson



Role Contributor
Narrator Rebecca Front
Producer Breid McLoone
Director Breid McLoone
Executive Producer Steven Canny
Participant Steve Coogan
Participant James Corden
Participant Michael Grade
Participant Richard Curtis
Participant Dick Clement
Participant Ian La Frenais
Participant Graham Linehan
Participant Josh Widdicombe
Participant Jack Dee
Participant Hugh Dennis
Participant Beryl Vertue
Participant Jonathan Harvey
Participant Lee Mack
Participant Nerys Hughes
Participant Anna Raeburn
Participant Trix Worrell
Participant Adil Ray
Participant Jon Plowman


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