Click for larger image A Bit of Fry and Laurie
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Click for larger image A Bit of Fry and Laurie
1992
Click for larger image An eccentric and sometimes high-brow sketch show, A bit of Fry and Laurie, showcased the talents of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.  Using elaborate word play with some surreal moments, the show ran until the mid 90s on the BBC.

Absolutely Fabulous
1992-2005 BBC Television
Set in the world of fashion and PR, this series chronicled the fabulously outrageous behaviour of Edina and Pasty, superbly played by Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley.

Click for larger image Acorn Antiques
1986
Click for larger image A soap opera set in an antique shop, complete with bad acting, terrible dialogue and wobbly sets, Acorn Antiques was a regular feature of Victoria Wood As Seen On TV.  A send up of long running ATV series Crossroads, Acorn Antiques followed the daily lives of shop owner Miss Babs (Celia Imrie), her business partner Miss Berta (Victoria Wood), love interest Mr Clifford (Duncan Preston) and the elderly tea lady Mrs Overall (Julie Walters).  One of the best remembered parts of Victoria Wood's award winning show, Acorn Antiques became a West End musical in 2005 with members of the original cast.

Alexei Sayle's Stuff
1988 BBC Television
The anarchic Alexei Sayle (of Comic Strip and Young Ones-fame) went on to have his own BBC2 series in 1988. Co-written by Andrew Marshall and David Renwick, the series concentrated on Alexei's manic observations of life and other such 'stuff'. Guests Tony Millan (Tucker in Citizen Smith), Felicity Montagu (Lynn in I'm Alan Partridge), Harriet Thorpe (Carole in The Brittas Empire), Mark Williams (of The Fast Show) and Angus Deayton (of Have I Got News For You) appeared regularly throughout the first series of 6 episodes.

Alexei Sayle's Stuff
1989 BBC Television
Alexei returned to BBC2 with a second helping of Stuff in October 1989. In this series he was joined by Jan Ravens (of Dead Ringers) and Owen Brenman (Mr Swainey in One Foot In The Grave), replacing Felicity Montagu, Harriet Thorpe and Mark Williams. Once again, 6 episodes were produced.

Alexei Sayle's Stuff
1991 BBC Television
The third and final series of Alexei Sayle's Stuff was shown on BBC2 in October 1991. All the regulars from series 2 remained for the last batch of 6 episodes.

Click for larger image Alfresco
1983
A sketch show intended to be ITV's answer to Not the 9 O'Clock News, Alfresco was written by Ben Elton, with contributions from Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.  It also featured Robbie Coltrane, Siobhan Redmond and Emma Thompson.
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Click for larger image Ali G In Da USA
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Click for larger image Voice of 'da yoof' Ali G (Sacha Baron Cohen) returns for a second outing and this time launches himself on unsuspecting public figures in America.

Click for larger image Alistair McGowan's Big Impression
2001
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Click for larger image 'Allo 'Allo
BBC TV
Click for larger image Long running sitcom from Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft set in World War II, 'Allo 'Allo tells the story of Rene Artois (Gorden Kaye) whose café is being used as a safe house for the French Resistance while the town is occupied by the Germans.

Click for larger image Are You Being Served?
BBC TV
Click for larger image Set in a large department store and created by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, Are You Being Served? was a mainstay of the BBC schedules for over ten years.  Laden with innuendo and misunderstanding, characters included the effeminate Mr Humphries (John Inman), the haughty Captain Peacock (Frank Thornton) and the snobbish Mrs Slocombe (Mollie Sugden).

Click for larger image The Armstrong & Millar Show
2001
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Click for larger image The Armstrong and Millar Show
2009
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Click for larger image The Army Game
1960s
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Click for larger image The Army Game
1960
A comedy about National Service, The Army Game featured many stars that went on to become household names, such as Alfie Bass, Bernard Bresslaw, Dick Emery, William Hartnell and Charles Hawtrey.
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Click for larger image As Time Goes By
1992-2005 BBC Television
Click for larger image Judi Dench and Geoffrey Palmer star in this comedy written by the man who wrote The Good Life, Bob Larbey.