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Old 18-05-2009, 16:40   #61
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And Citizen Smith or Nightingales both with Robert Lindsay.
I loved Nightingales!
Really appealed to my sense of the surreal - one of them was a werewolf wasn't he?


Edit: Anyone mentioned Peep Show yet?

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Old 18-05-2009, 17:36   #62
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Does anyone know if Dear John going to be released on DVD or is it ever shown on TV?
I think I've still got my pre-order in for it when it was due to be released last year, but it got pulled at the last second. I think there's some massive rights issues with it.
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Old 18-05-2009, 18:25   #63
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Just a heads-up for "Beyond A Joke" on ITV3 tonight at 9pm that looks at sitcoms in the 70's & 80's and how they reflected Britain at the time.

I caught the end of last nights show which was about men, women & relationships with clips from Just Good Friends, Butterflies, George & Mildred etc. Tonights show is about how politically incorrect sitcoms were with clips from Mind Your Language, Love Thy Neighbour, Allo Allo etc.

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Old 18-05-2009, 18:50   #64
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Old 18-05-2009, 19:27   #65
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Not the best ever, but doesn't Just Good Friends deserve a mention alongside Dear John?
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Old 18-05-2009, 19:34   #66
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Anyone remember Shelley staring Hywel Bennett.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shelley_(TV_series)
Yup, quite enjoyed that. I thought the last series was slightly later than 1992. Obviously not.

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[yes minister/PM] I only actually watch all of it a couple of years ago and it's amazing! The most startling part of it it's over 20 years old and it's probably more relevant now then it's ever been. Not only very funny but very revealing of the inner workings of parliament, most of the time i watched with my face like this >
The clothes and hairstyles have aged, the politics haven't - same ****, different decade! Definitely one of my favourite programs ever.

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Not the best ever, but doesn't Just Good Friends deserve a mention alongside Dear John?
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Old 18-05-2009, 20:01   #67
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I loved Nightingales!
Really appealed to my sense of the surreal - one of them was a werewolf wasn't he?


Edit: Anyone mentioned Peep Show yet?
Peep Show. Have now...
Also, would League of Gentlemen count as a sitcom?
Aside from that, the usual suspects, Red Dwarf, Blackadders 2 + 4, Spaced, etc etc...
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Old 18-05-2009, 21:55   #68
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I think I've still got my pre-order in for it when it was due to be released last year, but it got pulled at the last second. I think there's some massive rights issues with it.
I wonder why that is then? Hopefully it was get released soon

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Old 18-05-2009, 22:20   #69
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"Boogaloo" is the one bit I remember fondly. Ralph and his amazing disco.
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"Boogaloo" is the one bit I remember fondly. Ralph and his amazing disco.
With Shakin' Stevens Green Door in repeat because the other side was scratched

I like the one with Kirk describing trashing Ralph's mobile home "We were bombed, like atomic"
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Old 18-05-2009, 22:56   #71
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Another vote for OFAH closely followed by Porridge.
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Operation Good Guys. Does that count as a sitcom?
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With Shakin' Stevens Green Door in repeat because the other side was scratched

I like the one with Kirk describing trashing Ralph's mobile home "We were bombed, like atomic"
"There wasn't a window in the toilet"
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Old 19-05-2009, 21:29   #74
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Old 20-05-2009, 12:09   #75
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The League of Gentlemen gets my vote for worst British comedy ever. Absolute ****.
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Old 20-05-2009, 15:56   #76
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The League of Gentlemen gets my vote for worst British comedy ever. Absolute ****.
Surely that would be "Oh Dr Beeching!" or anything else with Su Pollard in it...

Bringing myself back to topic, if I had to choose one, I'd say best British sitcom is Porridge.

However, if I could only watch one sitcom ever again, I'd choose OFAH as there are more episodes
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Worst?

My vote goes to My Hero
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