British Comedy Guide

Carlton Television

Carlton Television.

Carlton Television was one of ITV's big production companies, holding the channel's broadcast franchise for London during weekdays during the 1990s.

In 2004 it merged with Granada to form ITV Plc.


Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
TV Barbara. Image shows from L to R: Barbara Liversidge (Gwen Taylor), Ted Liversidge (Sam Kelly). Barbara ITV Sitcom No-nonsense Yorkshire housewife Barbara Liversage imposes herself as the agony aunt and problem-solver for her extended family.
TV Legends ITV Documentary Series profiling the lives of famous people, including the likes of Norman Wisdom, Peter Cook, Frankie Howerd and Leslie Phillips.
TV Kiss Me Kate BBC1 Sitcom Kate Salinger is a counsellor. Life crises, marriage problems, general therapy - you name it, she does it. And that just amongst her friends.
TV Is It Legal?. Image shows from L to R: Alison (Kate Isitt), Bob Birch (Patrick Barlow), Stella Phelps (Imelda Staunton), Darren (Matthew Ashforde), Colin Lotus (Richard Lumsden). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd. Is It Legal? ITV Sitcom Solicitors Lotus, Spackman & Phelps is staffed by an almost entirely inept, but nevertheless well-meaning team - success is not their strongest point.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
1998 TV Sitcom Get Real
1997 TV Sitcom Loved By You
1995 TV Sitcom Barbara
1995 TV Sitcom Is It Legal?
1995 TV Sitcom The Baldy Man
1993 TV Sitcom Stuck On You
1993 TV Sitcom The 10%ers