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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.


Episode menu

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

Broadcast details

Monday 1st June 2009
60 minutes

Cast & crew

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
Tony Audenshaw (as 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

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