If those endless tedious Zoom meetings are getting you down the BBC has done something that might spice them up. They have made their archive of images of sets available to use as online meeting backdrops. These include sets from The League of Gentlemen, Yes Minister, The Young Ones, Only Fools and Horses and Dad's Army.Bruce Dessau, Beyond The Joke, 13th May 2020
Sitcoms, when they work, are beautiful things. Familiar characters and running jokes all brought together in easily digestible half-hour chunks of delicious, warming, audio-visual comfort food. So here, in no particular order, are seven favourites to see you through the coronacrisis.Tim Dawson, The Spectator, 7th May 2020
Brits are turning to telly classics such as Dad's Army for comfort during lockdown, new streaming figures show.
Figures from Now TV show that in the past ten days Dad's Army's popularity has gone up 211 per cent.
Other old British favourites have also seen huge leaps -- with 87 per cent more viewers for Only Fools And Horses.Andy Halls, The Sun, 7th April 2020
The finale of The Office has been voted as the best TV Christmas sitcom special by readers of Radio Times.British Comedy Guide, 11th December 2019
It's unlikely to have escaped any Dad's Army fan's attention that all three of the lost episodes are being remade for UK Gold. But then, Dad's Army is no stranger to remakes and spin offs, so let's have a look at them now...Rhianna Evans, Super Ink, 24th August 2019
As three long-lost Dad's Army episodes are remade, we put the UK's enduring love for this most British of creations under the microscope.Matthew Sweet, The Telegraph, 19th August 2019
Daisy Goodwin, who created the ITV drama Victoria, says the BBC's constant repeats of the much-loved sitcom promote an unrealistic national image. And she wants the reruns banned in the name of maintaining the Corporation's impartiality. Writing in the Radio Times, she said the comedy was more influential in shaping attitudes than political programmes such as Newsnight, as it attracts larger audiences.Chortle, 25th June 2019
Fawlty Towers has come out top of a list of the greatest British sitcoms, as compiled by Radio Times magazine.British Comedy Guide, 9th April 2019
Some things are just uniquely suited to a time and a place. The idea of remaking anything to fit another culture is thankfully becoming more of an outdated concept. Unfortunately, in the past, American TV producers have repeatedly tried and failed to remake many of our beloved British sitcoms.Super Ink, 8th April 2019