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What have classic comedies like Father Ted, Brass Eye, Little Britain, The Fast Show and Big Train got in common? The answer is Dublin-born writer/director Graham Linehan, teenage critic with 'Hot Press', voracious student of laughter and one of the most successful and influential talents working in television today. Offering unique entry into his fascinating world, Graham Linehan Funny Business explores the art, craft and deeply competitive business of creating contemporary television comedy. What is funny? Where does the ability, to make millions of people laugh, emerge from? And how did a young Irishman come to define what is, for many, the classic British sitcom? Starting in January 2007 and going on to film for more than six months, Wildfire Films follow Graham Linehan as he brings a second series of his Channel 4 sit-com, The IT Crowd to the screen. With access to cast rehearsals in Kensington, London, location shoots across the English capital and live recordings, in front of a... Written by Maria Collins

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