Sitcom Geeks

Sitcom Geeks

A podcast series for those interested in the mechanics of situation comedy. James Cary and Dave Cohen discuss the art of sitcom writing for TV and Radio.

Episode 153 - The Real Victoria Wood

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Published: 19th November 2020.   Length: 45 mins.   Size: 82.9mb

Part one of our revealing interview with Jasper Rees, author of the brilliant Let's Do It Victoria Wood biography. "Everyone thought they knew her but they were wrong, it was she who knew them." The story of dinnerladies, and Victoria's advice to aspiring sitcom writers.

Previous episodes

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Episode 151 - Making A Scene Of It

22nd October 2020.   32 minutes.

Dave and James discuss Dave's new BCG Pro scene-writing competition and what we might learn from Blackadder, plus news about news - topical comedy's moment. And bonus sitcom writing advice...


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Episode 149 - The Future Is Now

24th September 2020.   59 minutes.

Self-Publishing guru Joanna Penn explains why the future of comedy lies in doing it yourself. Why we must write what we love, embrace AI and produce our own audio. A...


Sitcom Geeks.

Episode 148 - Cancel Your Hero

9th September 2020.   45 minutes.

Dave and James with news of an exciting new competition, plus keeping your plots clear and what to do when your main character isn't funny (clue is in the title).


Sitcom Geeks.

Episode 134 - Sitcom Scripts Q&A

27th February 2020.   46 minutes.

James and Dave answer your sitcom script-based questions about turning your idea into a sitcom, making sure your idea hasn't been done (it has), what makes a studio sitcom script,...


Sitcom Geeks.

Episode 133 - Where Did We Go Right?

13th February 2020.   50 minutes.

Dave and James dig deep into the 15 scripts on the longlist of the BCG Pro Sitcom Geeks Script Challenge and explain what works, and how you can all move...


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James Cary.

James Cary is a comedy writer for BBC TV and Radio. His latest series is Bluestone 42 for BBC Three, which he co-created and wrote with Richard Hurst. He met Richard working on Series 1 & 2 of BBC's award-winning sitcom, Miranda. James has also written episodes of My Hero and My Family for BBC One. His radio credits include three series of Hut 33, four series of Think the Unthinkable, and sketch show, Concrete Cow. He has also written four series of Another Case Of Milton Jones with, er, Milton Jones for BBC Radio 4. @sitcomgeek

Dave Cohen.

Dave Cohen, a Perrier nominee in a previous century, was a founder member of the Comedy Store Players. In recent years he has become more known as a comedy writer, having written for Have I Got News For You and Not Going Out, and as a comic songwriter, co-creating the Radio 4 hit 15 Minute Musical and writing loads of songs for the hit BBC Childrens' Show Horrible Histories and ITV's Newzoids. His book How to be Averagely Successful at Comedy was published in 2013. @cohendave

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