60 episodes

Looking back at the wonderful world of British sitcoms.
@britcompod

British Sitcom History Podcast British Sitcom History Podcast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

Looking back at the wonderful world of British sitcoms.
@britcompod

    dinnerladies (Part 1)

    dinnerladies (Part 1)

    This week we start our look at Victoria Wood's dinnerladies. In many ways it is classic sitcom in its purest form but does it also break the rules occasionally?

    • 52 min
    The Army Game (Part 2)

    The Army Game (Part 2)

    In part 2 of our look at The Army Game, we focus more on the second generation cast and the spin off success of Bootsie and Snudge. Is this a rare example of a show getting better after a big cast change?

    • 46 min
    The Army Game (Part 1)

    The Army Game (Part 1)

    This week we look at ITV's first sitcom, The Army Game. Starting in 1957, the show was a huge hit and made stars of Charles Hawtrey, William Hartnell, Bernard Bresslaw and many others. But how does it hold up in 2023?

    • 42 min
    Porridge (Part 2)

    Porridge (Part 2)

    This week it's part 2 of our look at Porridge in which we go a bit deeper on Brian Wilde and his wife's gammon steak hawaii. We also continue our look at the episode Just Desserts and then throw cheap shots at Kevin Bishop.

    • 50 min
    Porridge (Part 1)

    Porridge (Part 1)

    We're back and we're starting the new series with an absolute classic. Clement and La Frenais' Porridge was a vehicle designed for Ronnie Barker but is just as well remembered for its stellar supporting cast. Part one takes a look at the careers of Barker and Fulton Mackay and we start to comb through one of the episodes.

    • 50 min
    Time Gentlemen Please - Christmas Special

    Time Gentlemen Please - Christmas Special

    It's Christmas time again and that means all the most reputable people in society are going down the pub. We go back to the pub by the gas works to see how the Pub Landlord is handling Christmas with his mother.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Chriscnichols ,

Great podcast

Well researched and interesting discussions

claireinlincoln ,

Excellent

Really great listening - there is brilliant research , you can tell they are passionate about the subject. I would very highly recommend this to anyone who’s ever watched a British sitcom.

lettuce ,

Great insights and detail

This podcast is an excellent listen. Great insights and detail and a lovely blast from the past in each episode

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