British Comedy Guide

Alomo Productions

Production company created by writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. Alomo produced sitcom favourites like Birds Of A Feather and Goodnight Sweetheart.

Alomo was established as part of SelecTV, who were bought by Pearson Television in 1996. In 2002, Pearson Television itself was bought by Fremantle Media.

Based first at Elstree Studios and later at Teddington, the company is now defunct.


Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
TV Birds Of A Feather. Image shows from L to R: Sharon Theodopolopodous (Pauline Quirke), Dorien Green (Lesley Joseph), Tracey Stubbs (Linda Robson). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Retort. Birds Of A Feather ITV Sitcom Sitcom about a pair of mis-matched sisters and their glamorous friend, who all live together in Essex.
TV Goodnight Sweetheart. Image shows from L to R: Yvonne Sparrow (Emma Amos), Gary Sparrow (Nicholas Lyndhurst), Phoebe Sparrow (Elizabeth Carling). Copyright: Alomo Productions / BBC. Goodnight Sweetheart BBC1 Sitcom Whilst walking around the East End, TV repairman Gary Sparrow is transported back to 1940 where he begins to live a second life.
TV Love Hurts. Image shows from L to R: Tessa Piggott (Zoë Wanamaker), Frank Carver (Adam Faith). Love Hurts BBC1 Comedy Drama Comedy drama starring Adam Faith, Zoë Wanamaker and Tony Selby.
TV The New Statesman. Alan B'Stard MP (Rik Mayall). Copyright: Alomo Productions / Yorkshire Television. The New Statesman ITV Sitcom Sitcom parody of 1980s Conservatism. Tory MP Alan B'Stard holds the largest majority in the House: his interests are money, power, sex, and himself.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
2002 TV Sitcom Believe Nothing
2002 TV Sitcom The House That Jack Built
1999 TV Sitcom Starting Out
1993 TV Sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart
1992 TV Sitcom Get Back
1991 TV Sitcom So You Think You've Got Troubles
1991 TV Sitcom Taking The Floor
1990 TV Sitcom Nightingales
1989 TV Sitcom Birds Of A Feather
1987 TV Sitcom The New Statesman