The Optimist
The Optimist

The Optimist

  • TV sitcom
  • Channel 4
  • 1983 - 1985
  • 13 episodes (2 series)

Dialogue-free comedy series following one of life's error-prone eternal optimists. Stars Enn Reitel.

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Crowd-funding campaign to support DVD of first C4 comedy

Dialogue-free The Optimist, Channel 4's first ever half-hour comedy series, originally created for Rowan Atkinson, is the subject of a crowd-funding campaign to secure a DVD release.

British Comedy Guide, 23rd November 2021

Resurrecting 'The Optimist'

Have you ever heard of a sitcom called The Optimist? I'm going to guess the answer is a resounding 'no'. Until recently, the only people who knew of its existence were the people involved in making it.

David EJA Bennett, Capers Magazine, 12th November 2021

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