Beyond A Joke. Copyright: Granada Productions.

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.

Series 1, Episode 5 - The Legacy

This final episode examines the legacy that the classic comedies left behind, and looks to the future and at how modern day sitcoms have both their inspiration and comedy roots firmly planted in the past.

Further details

With clips from Benidorm, dinnerladies, Early Doors, Blackadder and The Young Ones.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 1st June 2009
Time
9pm
Channel
ITV3
Length
60 minutes

Repeats

    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Jonathan Harvey Self
    Don Warrington Self
    Ian Lavender Self
    Nina Myskow Self
    Edwina Currie Self
    Vanessa Feltz Self
    Jayne Tunnicliffe Self
    Jean Boht Self
    Richard Briers Self
    Jo Brand Self
    David Nobbs Self
    Trevor Bannister Self
    Wendy Richard Self
    Sam Kelly Self
    Phil Mealey Self
    Sally Thomsett Self
    Shobna Gulati Self
    Antony Audenshaw Self
    Kate Robbins Self
    Nerys Hughes Self
    Anthony Booth (as Tony Booth) Self
    Tessa Wyatt Self
    Diane Keen Self
    Dave Lamb Narrator
    Guest cast
    Michael Grade Self
    Paul Shane Self
    Kenny Ireland Self
    Production team
    Vicky Thomas Director
    Vicky Thomas Producer
    Rachel Ashdown Executive Producer
    Neil Stewart Editor
    Paywall

    Supporters and subscribers get more

    Additional content and tools are available across the site for Supporters and BCG Pro subscribers. On this page you can:

    • Broadcast details of 2 past repeats of this episode

    Donate (for fans) BCG Pro

    Already a donor or Pro user?