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Beyond A Joke (2009)

ITV3 documentary. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Stars 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)
Starring
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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