Lesser known sitcoms starring sitcom greats

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Aaron

  • Sunday 17th April 2016, 11:16pm [Edited]
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A very good thread, Ben! I'll start with L For Lester.

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Ben

  • Monday 18th April 2016, 12:52pm
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A fine start there, Aaron, and one that I have to profess to having absolutely no prior knowledge of.

Someone on Twitter suggested Harry H Corbett in 'Grundy' from 1980 and that's also a great suggestion.

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Aaron

  • Monday 18th April 2016, 1:17pm
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Tripper's Day!

Quote: Ben @ 18th April 2016, 12:52 PM BST

Someone on Twitter suggested Harry H Corbett in 'Grundy' from 1980 and that's also a great suggestion.

Ah! With Lynda Baron and Veruca Salt herself, Julie Dawn Cole! Wish I could see it.

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Ben

  • Monday 18th April 2016, 2:52pm
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Quote: Aaron @ 18th April 2016, 1:17 PM BST

Ah! With Lynda Baron and Veruca Salt herself, Julie Dawn Cole! Wish I could see it.

I believe it's still in the archives, so I may book in to watch it at the BFI Archive at some point.

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Aaron

  • Monday 18th April 2016, 3:28pm
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Unbroadcast pilot wiped, but the series proper all exists, yes. If it's available to just go in and watch at the BFI like that, definitely worth a go!

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Ben

  • Monday 18th April 2016, 3:40pm
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They can get most things as long as they're still in the broadcaster's archive, so I shall investigate on my next visit!

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Ben

  • Monday 18th April 2016, 4:43pm [Edited]
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Quote: Ivor Hardy @ 18th April 2016, 3:50 PM BST

Not sure this is a lesser known sitcom but I'll say The Lovers with Richard Beckinsale.

It's definitely overshadowed by Rising Damp and Porridge, so it's a worthy nomination!

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Andicus

  • Monday 18th April 2016, 5:15pm
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Would Hardware be considered lesser known? Martin Freeman and Peter Serafinowicz.

Maybe the better question is if Freeman and Serafinowicz would be considered sitcom greats... Laughing out loud

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Ben

  • Monday 18th April 2016, 5:33pm [Edited]
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I'd forgotten all about Hardware! That takes me back.

I think Freeman's earned the title of a great thanks to The Office!

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smc4761

  • Monday 18th April 2016, 6:49pm [Edited]
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Dont know if "Watching" would be classed as a lesser known sitcom, there were 56 episodes of it.

The woman who played Malcolm's mother was Patsy Byrne, who played Nursey in Blackadder II.

Ken Morley also was in 1 episode, he played Von Flockenstuffen in 'Allo 'Allo! as well as Reg in Coronation Street.

Ken Jones played Uncle Bernard, he was also 'Orrible Ives in Porridge.

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Gordon Bennett

  • Monday 18th April 2016, 7:43pm
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Believe Nothing with Rik Mayall?

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Definitely Tarby

  • Monday 18th April 2016, 8:40pm
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Timothy West was very funny in Brass.