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Sitcom writing guidelines

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Chappers

  • Wednesday 18th May 2016, 1:48pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 30,933 posts

Well firstly you've only got just over a week to hear this.

I've just listened to it myself and though it's based on a sitcom over 60 years ago a lot of the formula still remains the same.

It's a drama about the making of the sitcom "All Gas & Gaiters" which I'd posted on its own thread but if you want to write sitcom listen to at least the first 20 minutes or so.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0787dm6

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Paul Wimsett

  • Thursday 19th May 2016, 8:03am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,379 posts

More to do with fans of the show or fans of Derek Nimmo. It didn't offer that many sitcom insights. The whole "one old chap is actually a young married couple" was the main focus.