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Sitcom Geeks

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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.

Previous episodes

Tom Edge.

Episode 49 - Tom Edge

25th May 2017.   40 minutes.

Dave and James prevent Tom Edge from getting any useful work done by turning up to his house and asking him questions about how he created and wrote Scrotal Recall/Lovesick...

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Sitcom Geeks.

Episode 45 - Sketches

30th March 2017.   36 minutes.

Dave and James talk about sketches, as well as books and podcasts on writing. And another First Ten Pages is put under the spotlight.

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Sitcom Geeks.

Episode 44 - Challenges and Questions

16th March 2017.   43 minutes.

James and Dave return with two more ten page challenges, and tackle your questions - including story arcs, meeting producers, and the exact mathematical answer to 'how many plots per...

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The Museum Of Curiosity. John Lloyd. Copyright: BBC.

Episode 42 - John Lloyd

16th February 2017.   47 minutes.

James and Dave celebrate Episode 42 by discussing Life, the Universe and Everything with comedy legend and original Hitchhiker's Guide co-writer John Lloyd. A funny and touching tour of Douglas...

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Sitcom Geeks.

Episode 37 - It's All A Plot

1st December 2016.   44 minutes.

In this episode, Dave and James return to the pain and pleasure (and many other p's) of plotting. Plus two 'First Ten Pages'.

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Sitcom Geeks.

Episode 35 - Off the Bus, You Loser

3rd November 2016.   34 minutes.

Dave and James talk about what makes a sitcom character - and the importance of familiarity, flaws and lack of self-awareness. Plus another brief appearance from the rodents.

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Sitcom Geeks.

Episode 34 - Hell No! That's My Show

20th October 2016.   43 minutes.

Dave and James look at three First Ten Page pages, and answer some listener questions, including what happens when you switch on the TV and realise someone has got to...

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Sitcom Geeks.

Episode 33 - Idiots

6th October 2016.   35 minutes.

We all love Dougal, Trigger and Bubble. There is a fine traditional of idiocy in sitcoms. James and Dave talk about the joys and challenges of idiots - and how...

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Sitcom Geeks.

Episode 31 - The Podcast That Wasn't

8th September 2016.   9 minutes.

In this shorter episode, James answers an email and recommends other listening that should be of interest to sitcom writers. Back to normal soon. Promise!

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