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Ever Decreasing Circles. Image shows from L to R: Martin Bryce (Richard Briers), Paul Ryman (Peter Egan), Ann Bryce (Penelope Wilton). Copyright: BBC.

Ever Decreasing Circles

Martin's self-important world is about to crumble when a charismatic new neighbour tramples all over his kingdom

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Text Lexus

  • Monday 1st July 2019, 2:32am [Edited]
  • West Anglia, United Kingdom
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Quote: Hercules Grytpype Thynne @ 29th June 2019, 7:17 AM

Well done. Rolling eyes

LOVE EDC! Will have to dig out my box set to watch again - always said that Howard and Hilda should have had their own sitcom!!

Apologies if this has been flagged up before, but here's a podcast that might be of interest to EDC enthusiasts - from a series created for sitcom fans and/or aspiring comedy writers in general:

Sitcom Geeks - Episode 57 - In Praise Of Ever Decreasing Circles

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chipolata

  • Monday 1st July 2019, 9:31am
  • England
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Quote: Chris Hallam @ 23rd August 2017, 7:09 AM

I remember enjoying it. The best role of Peter Egan's career perhaps?
Apparently Richard Briers thought Tom in The Good Life was also a selfish insufferable character.

He's right. Barbara was pretty pleased with herself too. The Leadbetters were way better, especially Jerry, the real hero of the show.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Monday 1st July 2019, 9:01pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,255 posts

Not sure where this leaves Paul as a species though? Sex mad models of too much perfection who can play hen-pecked husbands?

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Alfred J Kipper

  • Sunday 21st July 2019, 9:41am
  • Aldershot, England
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Quote: Text Lexus @ 1st July 2019, 2:32 AM

Apologies if this has been flagged up before, but here's a podcast that might be of interest to EDC enthusiasts - from a series created for sitcom fans and/or aspiring comedy writers in general:

Sitcom Geeks - Episode 57 - In Praise Of Ever Decreasing Circles

I'll have a listen to that later, ta for link. I'm wondering if Aaron could set up a podcast for every decent sitcom within reason, on his Pro Thing obviously. By Podcast I mean a proper one involving the writer or a major actor from the show, like a DVD commentary which can be as good as a doc.

EDC is the sort of sitcom broadcasters should be looking for and even encouraging writers to create. A true sitcom with a bit of character conflict going on, giving the lead character a headache now and again. It's narratively involving and interesting. Even repeating this on BBC Four or somewhere would help get the message across to aspiring young sitcom writers that there is more to sitcom than unsubtle post watershed humour, blatant CBB silliness or quickfire gags from a cocky but bland lead character. The sitcom schedule is in desperate need of this sort of sitcom to return. The TV bods just don't get it. They just don't seem to know their stuff like they once did. Angy

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Text Lexus

  • Wednesday 24th July 2019, 2:10am [Edited]
  • West Anglia, United Kingdom
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Quite. That would be fantastic.

To be going on with there are some excellent 'Sitcom Geeks' interviews with writers and producers, including Paul Mayhew-Archer, Linehan, Eric Chapell and Clement & La Frenais.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 24th July 2019, 9:10pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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In other news this site also has comedy videos.

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Text Lexus

  • Wednesday 24th July 2019, 10:42pm
  • West Anglia, United Kingdom
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Can you recommend any? Are there any relating to EDC?

I've not really looked.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 25th July 2019, 12:11pm
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
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You just seemed to have moved on from EDC, that's all.