British Comedy Guide

Hartswood Films

Hartswood Films.

Formed in the 1980s, Hartswood Films was founded by former agent and producer Beryl Vertue.


Notable archive productions

Medium Production Broadcaster Genre Summary
TV Coupling. Image shows from L to R: Jane (Gina Bellman), Susan (Sarah Alexander), Jeff (Richard Coyle), Steve (Jack Davenport), Sally (Kate Isitt), Patrick (Ben Miles). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd. Coupling BBC2 Sitcom The trials and tribulations of six thirtysomethings struggling with life in general, but above all, relationships.
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.
TV Men Behaving Badly. Image shows from L to R: Gary Strang (Martin Clunes), Dorothy (Caroline Quentin), Tony Smart (Neil Morrissey), Deborah (Leslie Ash). Copyright: Hartswood Films Ltd. Men Behaving Badly BBC1 Sitcom Gary and his lodger Tony like their alcohol, women and lazing about. Dorothy and Deborah are their long-suffering other halves.

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Comedy title launches

Year Medium Genre Production
2014 TV Comedy Drama Edge Of Heaven
2012 TV Sitcom Me And Mrs Jones
2011 TV Sitcom Coma Girl
2008 TV Sitcom The Cup
2007 TV Sitcom Fear, Stress And Anger
2004 TV Sitcom Carrie & Barry
2000 TV Sitcom Coupling
1995 TV Sitcom Is It Legal?
1995 TV Sitcom My Good Friend
1992 TV Sitcom Men Behaving Badly
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