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Men About The House

BBC Four documentary. 1 episode in 2010.

Men About The House

A documentary looking at five decades of the father in British sitcoms

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
1
Director
Graeme Hart
Producer
Graeme Hart

Father may be the head of the family, a potent symbol of authority, but he has always been the butt of some of our biggest laughs in British sitcom.

Over the last five decades some of our most iconic comedy dads have been bewildered by a changing world and struggled with the work/life balance. These dads have coped with every curveball their writers threw at them and in the process changed the course of British comedy.

The sitcoms featured include Steptoe & Son; The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin; Butterflies and Gavin & Stacey.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 30th June 2010 on BBC Four at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Tuesday 9th August 2011 at 11:00pm

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