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Beyond A Joke

Beyond A Joke (2009)

  • TV documentary
  • ITV3
  • 2009
  • 5 episodes (1 series)

Series exploring how sitcoms reflect contemporary Britain at the close of the 20th century, featuring archive news footage, interviews and clips. Features John Cleese, Paul Nicholas, Tony Benn, Carla Lane, Jonathan Harvey and more.

Key details

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

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 4th May 2009 at 9pm on ITV3
Last new broadcast
Monday 1st June 2009 at 9pm on ITV3
Most recent repeats
  • Sunday 7th June 2009 at 8:00pm on ITV3 - Episode 5
  • Thursday 4th June 2009 at 9:00pm on ITV3 - Episode 5
  • Sunday 31st May 2009 at 8:00pm on ITV3 - Episode 4

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