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Beyond A Joke (2009)

ITV3 documentary. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Features John Cleese, Paul Nicholas, Tony Benn, Carla Lane, Jonathan Harvey, Don Warrington, Ian Lavender and others.

Beyond A Joke

Series exploring how sitcoms reflect contemporary Britain at the close of the 20th century, featuring archive news footage, interviews and clips

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2009
Channel
ITV3
Episodes
5   (1 series)
Features
John Cleese, Paul Nicholas, Tony Benn, Carla Lane, Jonathan Harvey, Don Warrington, Ian Lavender, Nina Myskow and others
Director
Vicky Thomas
Producers
Vicky Thomas and Rachel Ashdown

An ITV3 documentary series which looked at how contemporary Britain at the close of the 20th century was reflected in the British comedy programmes that were made during that time.

The hour-long episodes feature news archive material, interviews with famous comedy professionals (including John Cleese), and clips from the various sitcoms discussed.

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Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 4th May 2009 on ITV3 at 9pm
Last new broadcast
Monday 1st June 2009 on ITV3 at 9pm
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Sunday 7th June 2009 at 8:00pm

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