This BBC comedy skit show is the brainchild of longtime comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Each episode would feature satire on British life, television, and parodies on big box ... See full summary »
A sitcom about two dreamy roommates in London. Gay unemployed actor Tom Farrell, whose career is going nowhere, and Linda La Hughes, who is about as attractive as a centenary nun, yet has ... See full summary »
It's 1782 and welcome to the fabulous Palace of Versailles, France. Outside the gates, the peasants are on the verge of revolting (already well past vile), whilst inside lives one of the ... See full summary »
Comedy series about Nick and Angie, a young married couple, Angie's snobbish mother Daphne, and Nick's cockney father Sam. Much of the humour arises from the fact that the mismatched Daphne... See full summary »
The characters of the original 'Little Britain' and some new characters feature in this comedic exploration of the modern American society from, and starring, British comedians Matt Lucas and David Walliams.
Amanda Ripley, a feminist writer for the women's magazine "Spare Cheeks" lucks into an apartment in Kensington. In order to pay the rent to Lady Carlton, the crazy romance novelist (with a stuffed pet dog named Josephine), who lives downstairs and owns the flat, she has to take in Shelley DuPont, a loud-mouthed American actress; Jennifer Marsh, a retarded friend from childhood; and Candice (pronounced Candeece) Valentine, the "slut" who previously lived there and has no where else to go. Written by
Tracey Ullman left show after the first series due to her first pregnancy: she gave birth to daughter Mabel in 1986. See more »
[On the phone.]
Listen, Daddy, gotta go and hunt through some garbage cans for tonight's dinner. So remember, if my financial situation doesn't perk up, and fast, I'm gonna tell Mommy what you do with her pantyhose, okay?
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I hadn't seen this series since it was first shown in the eighties, so
what an absolute joy it has been to rediscover it. Although recorded in
the mid-80s, the humour hasn't dated one jot - there are few
contemporary references which has helped the show stand the test of
time remarkably well.
For me the star of the show was Tracey Ullman though. It wasn't long
after this series that she defected to the US and it shows what a sad
loss to British TV comedy she was.
Its also interesting to see Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders so early
in their careers, although they seem to play "second fiddle" to Tracey
Ullman and Ruby Wax in series one.
All in all, this show comes highly recommended.
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