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 scenario 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.
Click on the links below to traverse your way through the shows.
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Hazell: Hazell and Hyde (ITV 7 June 1979, with Maev Alexander)
In Hazell and Hyde James is asked to find a young woman, Claudine, who has apparently joined a group of...
Hazell: Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost (ITV 31 May 1979, with Meg Davies)
In Hazell and the Suffolk Ghost our intrepid hero pays a visit to the seaside when an accountant, Peter Harlow,...
Hazell: Hazell Gets The Boot (ITV 10 May 1979, with Billy Murray)
In Hazell Gets The Boot Hazell finds himself more or less coerced into taking on a supposedly simple job for villain...