Little Britain (2003–2006)

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Matt Lucas and David Walliams, the creators of this character-comedy sketch show, delight in all that is mad, bad, quirky and generally bonkers about the people and places of Britain.

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 Fat Pat (21 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Meera (20 episodes, 2003-2006)
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 Tanya (14 episodes, 2004-2006)
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 Margaret / ... (13 episodes, 2003-2005)
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Based on the highly successful Radio 4 series, Little Britain is a hilarious exploration of the British Isles and its curious inhabitants after a successful pilot earlier this year. The programme travels from the Scottish highlands, through Wales, the tranquil English countryside and the less tranquil council estates of Britain's inner cities, while the narrator (Tom Baker) adds his insightful and eloquent comments for those less familiar with these fair Isles Written by Anonymous

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The tiny Dennis Waterman character is based on an actual British television celebrity also named Dennis Waterman. Waterman made a surprise appearance in the charity presentation Comic Relief Does Little Britain: Live (2007), interrupting Williams and Lucas performing a version of their Dennis Waterman sketch. During his appearance, Waterman gets to complain that he does not have a high voice, is not "a midget," and does not sing or write the theme tune of all his shows. To apologize, Williams and Lucas perform one of Waterman's songs with him. See more »

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Every episode of the first series ends with a different farewell message from the narrator and a "world record attempt" sketch. With the second series, the credits roll over the end of a sketch starring Andy and Lou at the end of each episode. The messages from the narrator are still there in the second series. See more »

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"...the sames jokes and phrases are extremely repetitive and you find yourself becoming very bored..."
17 December 2004 | by (Bristol, England) – See all my reviews

This is not exactly what I would call genius comedy, however, the first few episodes may have you holding your ribs in agony. It is a big risk relying your jokes on gruesomeness and funny accents, which leave the audience hysterical after a few times. There is a wide range of very funny characters in the first episode, feeding the population with great catch-phrases and jokes, but however, as the series moves on, the sames jokes and phrases are extremely repetitive and you find yourself becoming very bored. It is not always good to find that you already know what's going to happen next in a sketch, because it just becomes unfunny. If you want to like this, then I would advise you watch about three episodes - just a slight taste, because too much may spoil your appetite for this series. I myself like constructive and clever comedy, this is none of either, perhaps this is good for a more direct and younger audience?


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