Shine On Harvey Moon
Revival of the 1980s demob comedy set in the East End of London. This time set in 1950s, with Nicky Henson taking over the role of Harvey.
The Sketch Show
Late night ITV - you guessed it - sketch show featuring Lee Mack, Tim Vine, Ronni Ancona, Karen Taylor, and Jim Tavaré.
1982 BBC Television
The Timothy Lumsden character became a byword for single men living with their parents well past thirty. Ronnie Corbett scored his biggest sitcom success as the shy librarian manipulated into a sense of obligation to his domineering mother yet also desiring to escape. Interplay between Corbett and Barbara Lott as Mrs Lumsden was both humourous and dark in contemplation of Tim's predicament. Gaynor Colbourn and Hugh Wisdom composed the acclaimed title music.
South Of The Border
1985 Yorkshire Television
Comedy starring Brian Glover, Belinda Sinclair, Robin Parkinson, Maggie Jones, Mossie Smith and Christopher Godwin. The series was written by Peter Tinniswood.
Q8 Spike Milligan
Spike Milligan's Q was a sketch show which ran on the BBC for almost 15 years. Using his surreal wit, sketches came thick and fast with no real pattern, ending abruptly or switching from one location to another for no apparent reason.
Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em
Accident-prone, childlike, unemployable champion of the beige tank top Frank Spencer (Michael Crawford) somehow managed to wed - and conceive a child with(!) - the lovely Betty (Michele Dotrice). Ronnie Hazlehurst spelled out the name of the programme in Morse code on the piccolo to provide distinctive theme music. Both brilliantly and dubiously, Crawford made number 17 in the BBC's 100 Greatest Britons poll. Fans of his illustrious stage career may well have voted strongly, but you just know it had more to do with him ducking under a lorry while on rollerskates.
A satirical puppet show from the 80s and 90s. Featuring the vocal talents of Chris Barrie, Harry Enfield, Steve Nallon and John Sessions, and created by Peter Fluck and Roger Law, Spitting Image sought to send up public figures, with politicians particularly in the firing line.
Steptoe and Son
1962 BBC Television
Steptoe and Son has to be considered as one of the best classic british comedies. Its original run was from 1962 to 1965 but returned to our screens from 1970 to 1974. The series starred Harry H Corbett and Wilfred Brambell. It was written by Alan Simpson and Ray Galton.
With theme sung by Damon Albarn, this sitcom set, unsurprisingly, on a farm starred Phil Daniels and Mark Addy. It was a rating loser and was cancelled only 4 episodes.
Sykes And A Haunting
The Sarah Millican Television Programme