Tag Archives: britcoms

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyMxn8RmSDw RodneyHarrington and I are having a little back-and-forth of our favourite musical comedians. A YouTube browse of Flanders & Swann apparently led him to Bill Bailey, so I feel compelled to offer him – and you – a look at one of Bill’s masterworks, a knees-up in classical style.

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJkx_oD63KM I was mentioning this clip to an acquaintance today, and couldn’t resist posting it for all to see. I’m pretty sure I’ve Stumbled it before, but really, if the StumbleVerse is to be populated with duplicate links, the least I can do is contribute good ones. The show is People Like Us, hosted (invisibly) […]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfNfDiqAF9Q Two low-cost, high-enthusiasm British institutions meet in an unexpected – yet hilarious – way.

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History Today Part 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UMedd03JCA I spent a lot of time, in University, hanging around outside the professors’ lounges, waiting for my History profs. While I never heard any discussions quite like this, I can imagine that a few of the older, doddering profs were probably only a few publications away from it. Classic comedy from the Mary Whitehouse […]

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Andrew Anthony talks to Ricky Gervais | Film | The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1106574,00.html I’m in a Gervais-a-thon at the moment. LOVE reading Ricky interviews, as there’s always a lot of insights (more so than the silly, ephemeral podcast). The success of the published scripts have meant that a large section of the country now quotes David Brent in the way that people used to quote Monty Python […]

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Birds of Britain

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wfvEgWINUFc Totally unhelpful yet amusing clip on the birds of Great Britain. (Courtesy Look Around You-er and number two fwah-inducer for me, Peter Serafinowicz.)

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http://www.apple.com/trailers/focus_features/hotfuzz/hd/ The “great-movies” tag is awarded with sincere hope on my part. So far, the Pegg-Frost-Wright alliance has yielded nothing but terrific work.

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BBC – BBC Two Programmes – The Thick of It

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcfour/thickofit/ Armando Iannucci? Chris Langham? Peter Capaldi? Why was I not informed about this sooner? The “great-tv” tag is given by reputation alone; I’ll confirm it once my download is done. Ta, RandomMuz for the Stumble! **BUMPITY-BUMP** As I expected, it was brilliant; I watched the entire series in one sitting! Yes, Minister reinvented for […]

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Outtakes | guardian.co.uk | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/flash/page/0,,1867169,00.html Some of pop-culture’s most famous photos recreated by some of Britain’s funniest comedians. I’m not sure I understand the point, but the surface giggles are enough for me. Thanks, GCThompson for the link.

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/h/help_999050224.shtml I have just finished the first series of Help, another winner Britcom that puts one-note American shows to shame. Excellent to see the broad Paul Whitehouse playing off against Chris Langham’s subtle, quiet humour; these are two of my favourite comedians, but I would never have guessed that their styles would mesh so well. […]

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