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Sitcom Geeks: Episode 5 - Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley (Part 1)

In the first of a two-part special, James talks to Kevin Cecil and Andy Riley (Black Books, Veep, Gnomeo & Juliet, Little Britain and many more) about how they got started, with tonnes of helpful advice for sitcom writers.

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Published: 27th August 2015.   Length: 31 minutes.   Size: 28.8mb

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Episode 7 - Finding the Right Stories

Date: 24th September 2015   Length: 44 mins   Size: 41mb

What's the story? Now you have characters you need lots to happen to them. Things that allow them to dig themselves so deep into holes it'll take the rest of...

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Episode 8 - The First Ten Pages

Date: 8th October 2015   Length: 35 mins   Size: 32.7mb

Hey! You! Look! Producers and script readers need to be grabbed by your script from the opening page. In this episode, James and Dave discuss the essential ingredients required in...

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Episode 9 - Ensemble Sitcoms

Date: 22nd October 2015   Length: 35 mins   Size: 32.7mb

We've had larger-than-life monsters and odd couples, in this episode James and Dave explore the ensemble sitcom, where many characters vie for our attention. Expect the name 'David Croft' to...

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Episode 10 - Secondary Characters

Date: 5th November 2015   Length: 45 mins   Size: 41.8mb

This week: secondary characters who populate your sitcom. Dave (the posh snob) Cohen and James (the cockney spiv) Cary discuss how to make sure your archetypes don't turn into stereotypes....

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