Short documentary series exploring the history of British sitcoms. Features Julie Walters.
Wednesday 24th March 1999
From a starting point of the contemporary Men Behaving Badly, Laughter In The House explores the early days of British television sitcom, from its roots in radio, music hall, and American influences.
Wednesday 31st March 1999
Exploring the change in culture - and its reflection in sitcom - in the 1970s, Laughter In The House looks into shows such as Fawlty Towers, The Good Life, Love Thy Neighbour, and Man About The House.
Wednesday 7th April 1999
Yes Minister kicked off the 1980s, with series like The Young Ones and Blackadder taking up the 'alternative comedy' mantle from the stand-up circuit: this episode examines them and their leading of sitcom into the 1990s, right back round to Men Behaving Badly.
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