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Comedy Connections

Comedy Connections

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two / BBC One
  • 2003 - 2008
  • 47 episodes (6 series)

A series of comedy documentaries, examining one hit comedy show per episode, with cast and crew interviews providing additional background info. Features Julia Sawalha and Doon Mackichan.

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Series 5, Episode 5 - Don't Wait Up

Series charting the history of the best of British comedy looks at 1980s sitcom Don't Wait Up, which starred Nigel Havers as a recently-divorced young doctor living with his posh father.

The programme reveals that Havers wasn't first choice for the role, that it was created and written by actor and sitcom stalwart George Layton, and that it was based on Layton's own experience of going through a divorce. Includes exclusive interviews with stars Nigel Havers, Tony Britton and Dinah Sheridan.

Broadcast details

Friday 9th February 2007
30 minutes

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