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Seriously funny: the shift away from traditional sitcom

What's behind the recent shift away from traditional sitcoms to hybrid comedy dramas and where is the genre heading next?

Oli Hammett, C21 Media, 29th March 2021

Toast Of Tinseltown announced for BBC One

Matt Berry's Steven Toast has been confirmed to move to BBC One in new US-set sitcom sequel Toast Of Tinseltown.

British Comedy Guide, 10th February 2021

Darling Buds Of May adaptation The Larkins on ITV

ITV has confirmed it has commissioned a new adaptation of H.E. Bates' novel, The Darling Buds Of May. Titled The Larkins, it'll star Bradley Walsh and Joanna Scanlan.

British Comedy Guide, 10th December 2020

Matt Berry to return as Steven Toast in new BBC series

The BBC is making Toast In America, a spin-off from Channel 4's Toast Of London, featuring Matt Berry as his actor character Steven Toast.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd November 2020

BBC comedy loses its second exec this week

Ben Farrell, who looked after programmes including Tracey Ullman's Show, is stepping down after less than two years.

Chortle, 22nd January 2016

Ben Farrell to join BBC In-house Comedy

Ben Farrell, currently Head of Comedy at Objective Productions, is to join the BBC's In-house comedy department as an executive producer.

BBC Press Office, 7th July 2014

Eureka!: Reggie Perrin

Executive producer Ben Farrell on why the '70s sitcom was ripe for a 21st-century makeover.

Ben Farrell, Broadcast, 23rd April 2009

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