Porridge Was Originally A BBC Two Show
There’s a reason I keep trawling old newpaper articles about comedy, and that’s partly to see what contemporaneous reviews really said, partly to see how shows were being publicised, and perhaps more so to find little nuggets of lost information (or new information to me, at least) like this about Porridge. I wonder how it […]
BBC Announces 14 New Comedy Series
… in 1973. One of them is Last Of The Summer Wine. I expect one of those pilots might become Porridge.
Prolonging The Festivities
The frost and snow this morning make me want more Christmas for once.
What’s In The Box?
Tenuous thematic clips ahead.
Positively Enriching Situation Comedies
Here’s the overview of the BBC’s comedy output during 1977, as recorded in their annual report. Comedies including The Good Life and serials including I, Claudius shared pride of place during the year. Situation comedies, some of which were not only funny but positively enriching, again flourished on BBC Television. As usual much depended on […]