UK Sitcoms

The situation comedy, or sitcom to give it it’s more well known nom de plume, has always been one of the most popular of TV show genres. It’s a genre that television is particularly well suited for too, the small scale box in the corner (at least until our recent conversion to giant wall dominating LCD screens anyway) perfectly suited to the often domestic tribulations of shows like Meet The Wife, Terry and June, The Good Life and Rising Damp. Not to say that there isn’t room for the way out, almost every concept has found it’s way into sitcomland – from high concept Red Dwarf to the historical antics of Blackadder.

 

This mammoth A-Z encyclopedia guide pulls together details about every UK sitcom you’ve ever heard of as well as lots you haven’t. From the true icons to the obscure to how on Earth did that get made, they are all here.

 

Each entry includes all the key information you need with production credits (writers, producers, networks responsible for the shows, number of episodes, years show ran, etc), a synopsis with any relevant details and full cast lists (as well as characters played).

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ALL OUR SATURDAYS (Yorkshire TV 1973)

UK / ITV - Yorkshire TV / 6x30m-e / 1973 Producer: Ian

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ALL THIS – AND CHRISTMAS TOO! (Yorkshire TV 1971)

UK / ITV – Yorkshire / 1×50 minute episodes / Broadcast Fr24

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EMERY:LEGACY OF MURDER (BBC 1982)

UK / BBC / 6x30m-e / 1982 Writers: John and Steven Singer

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EMBASSY (BBC 1997)

UK / BBC2 - Tiger Aspect / 1x30m-e / 1997 26 Mar

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AFFAIRS OF THE HEART (ITV 1985)

UK / ITV - Granada / 7x30m-e / 1985 Pilot:23 Aug 1983

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AGONY (ITV 1979)

UK / ITV - LWT / 20x30m-e / 1979-81 Creator: Anna Raeburn,

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AGONY AGAIN (BBC 1995)

UK / BBC1 / 7x30m-e / 1995  31 Aug - 12 Oct

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ALL IN GOOD FAITH (Thames 1985-1988)

UK / ITV – Thames / 18×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 30

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ALCOCK AND GANDER (Thames 1972)

UK / ITV - Thames / 6x30m-e / 1972 5 June -

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ADVENTURES OF BRIGADIER WELLINGTON-BULL, THE (BBC 1959)

UK / BBC / 5x30m-e / 1959 12 June-17 July  Fri 7.30pm

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ADRIAN MOLE: CAPPUCCINO YEARS (BBC 2001)

UK / BBC1 - Little Dancer / 6x30m-e / 2001 (First Episode:

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ACTOR’S LIFE FOR ME, AN (BBC 1991)

UK / BBC1 / 6x30m-e / 1991 14 Nov - 19 Dec

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ALEXANDER THE GREATEST (ATV 1971-1972)

UK / ITV - ATV / 13x30m-e / 1971-72 Writer: Bernard Kops

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ALL ABOUT ME (BBC 2002)

UK / BBC-1 / 22×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 8 March 2002

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ALL ALONG THE WATCHTOWER (BBC 1999)

UK / BBC1 / 6x30m-e / 1999 Writers: Pete Sinclair, Trevelyan Evans

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ALL AT NUMBER TWENTY (Thames 1986-1987)

UK / ITV – Thames / 12×30 minute episodes / Broadcast 10

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ALL GAS AND GAITERS (BBC 1967-1971)

UK / BBC1 / 32x30m-e / 1967-71 Five seasons, seasons 1-2 bw

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LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN, THE (BBC 1999-2002)

UK / BBC Two / 18x30 minute episodes 1x60 minute episodes /

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LABOURS OF ERICA, THE (ITV Thames)

UK / ITV - Thames / 12x30 minute episodes / 1989-90 Writers:

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FFIZZ (Thames 1987-1989)

UK / ITV - Thames / 12x30 minute episodes / 1987-1989 Writers:

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BLESS THIS HOUSE (Thames 1971-1976)

UK / ITV - Thames / 65x30 minute episodes / 1971-76  First

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BARNABY SPOOT AND THE EXPLODING WHOOPEE CUSHION (BBC 1965)

UK / BBC One 'Comedy Playhouse' / 1x25 minute episodes / 1965

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ALBERT AND VICTORIA (Yorkshire TV 1970-1971)

UK / ITV - Yorkshire TV / 12x30m-e / 1970-71 Writer: Rueben

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AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (BBC 1994-1995)

UK / BBC1 / 12x30m-e / 1994-95 Writer: Roy Clarke / Producer:

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A.J. WENTWORTH BA (Thames 1982)

UK / ITV - Thames /  6x25m-e / 1982 (12 July -

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DUNRULIN’ (BBC 1990)

UK / BBC1 / 1x30m-e / Sunday 23 December 1990 at 10.05pm

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AFTER HENRY (Thames 1988-1992)

UK / ITV - Thames / 38x30m-e / 1988-92 / 4 seasons

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UP POMPEII! (BBC 1970)

UK / BBC One / 13x35/30 minute episodes / 1970 Season 1:

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WACKERS, THE (ITV 1975)

UK / ITV - Thames / 6x30 minute episodes / 19 March

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WHOOPS! APOCALYPSE (LWT 1981)

UK / ITV - LWT / 6x30 minute episodes / 14 March

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