Who Killed The British Sitcom?

Channel 4 documentary about TV sitcoms. 1 episode in 2006. Features David Liddiment.

Who Killed The British Sitcom?

A look at the apparent decline of British sitcoms on television

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2006
Channel
Channel 4
Episodes
1
Features
David Liddiment

David Liddiment explores the rise and fall of the British sitcom and discovers how shifts in society, class, family life and the ways of TV itself have all contributed to the decline of the sitcom.

In 1984 British terrestrial TV commissioned 60 sitcoms but by 2004 this figure had dropped to just seven. With the emergence of multi-channel TV and the decline of the shared viewing experience, the programme asks whether the genre can ever make a comeback.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 2nd January 2006 on Channel 4 at 9pm
Episode length
75 minutes