Quote: lofthouse @ 8th February 2019, 9:16 PM
1 good sitcom on ITV ever:
A bold statement indeed but, even if it's not literally true, I see where Lofthouse is coming from.
However, I must remind BCG members of what I think is a truly iconic British sitcom: "The Army Game" (1957-1961).
Four series of thirty-nine episodes per series had audiences falling off their chairs with laughter at the exploits of a group of soldiers doing National Service in post-war Britain.
At the time the series was broadcast, almost every family in Britain knew (either from direct experience or anecdotal evidence) what army life was like for both keen-as-mustard professional soldiers and those who were there very much against their will.
Such was its popularity, that its stars were called upon to perform a scene at the Royal Variety Performance in 1959.
Even today, it remains funny but in its own day it was absolutely sensational.