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Scattergood

1 9 7 5 (Australia) 6 x 30 minute episodes This brave six-part comedy series from Australia's ABC starred Max Cullen as the titular character. Claud Scattergood floated...

Thingumybob

1 9 6 8 (UK) Thingumybob was written by Kenneth Cope and starred Stanley Holloway, Rose Hill and John Junkin. The comedy was produced for the new London...

We Have Ways of Making You Laugh

1 9 6 8 (UK) Frank Muir headed up this 30-minute programme of "comedy, music and glee" on ITV for the newly appointed London Weekend Television...

Clochemerle

1 9 7 2 (UK) 9 x episodes Clochemerle, a poor sleepy village in the Beaujolais region of France, gets involved in the midst of controversy, scandal...

Goodnight, Beantown

1 9 8 3 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) 18 x 30 minute episodes Bill Bixby, who had several successful series, and Mariette Hartley, who hadn't...

Zorro and Son

1 9 8 3 (USA) 5 x 30 minute episodes This short-lived series from Walt Disney Productions aired on CBS on Wednesdays at 8pm and starred Henry...

Barley Charlie

1 9 6 4 (Australia) 13 x 30 minute episodes Sisters Joan (Sheila Bradley) and Shirley (Robina Beard) Muggleton inherit a run-down roadside cafe-cum-garage from their Uncle...

Dorothy

1 9 7 9 (USA) 4 x 30 minute episodes This situation comedy about a middle-aged woman who served as surrogate den mother to a quartet of...

Mr Smith

1 9 8 3 (USA) 13 x 30 minute episodes A circus orangutan is separated from his trainer, drinks a mixture bestowing him with a 256 IQ,...

Marjorie and Men

1 9 8 5 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Patricia Routledge appeared in her first starring comedy role as Marjorie Belton who, despite a bitter and...

Look at It This Way

1 9 5 5 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Eric Barker's fourth series for the BBC in the 1950s followed on from three series' of The...

Jack Jackson Show, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 9 (UK) Jack Jackson was a bandleader and trumpeter who gave up his musical career in the late...

Barney Is My Darling

1 9 6 5 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes Barney Pank (Bill Fraser) spent most of his married life in the Merchant Navy as Chief Steward...

Bright Side, The

1 9 8 5 (UK) 6 x 30 minute episodes This Channel 4 sitcom starred Paula Wilcox as Cynthia Bright, a young wife who is learning to...

My Honourable Mrs

1 9 7 5 (UK) 7 x 30 minute episodes Jane Prendergast Pauline Yates Henry Prendergast Derek Nimmo Trevor Crichton Aubrey Woods Sarah Sylvestra Le Touzel Tim Anthony Howden William Nicholas Drake Eric Forbes Alan Curtis Susan Caroline Dowdeswell Clive John Quayle Miss Wilkins Primi Townsend

Carry on Laughing!

1 9 7 5 (UK) 13 x 30 minute episodes Not to be confused with the series of compilations from the Carry On films that is still...

Sadie, It’s Cold Outside

1 9 7 5 (UK) 7 x 30 minute episodes Bernard Hepton played Norman Potter, a former factory worker whose get up and go had got up...

Blah Blah Blah

1 9 8 8 (Australia) This Australian comedy show starred Andrew Denton and is notable for beginning the television careers of many Australian performers including Flacco...

Abigail and Roger

1 9 5 6 (UK) 9 x 20 minute episodes The comedy adventures of an engaged couple living separately (this was the 1950s) in London's bedsitter land,...

Russ Abbott Show, The

1 9 8 6 - 1 9 9 1 (UK) 1 9 9 4 - 1 9 9 6 (UK) 62 x 30 minute episodes 4 x...

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Three’s Company

1 9 7 7 - 1 9 8 4 (USA) 172 x 30 minute Episodes Young single girls Janet (Joyce DeWitt) and Chrissy (Suzanne Somers) found themselves in...

Moody And Pegg

1 9 7 4 - 1 9 7 5 (UK) 12 x 60 minute episodes Derek Waring and Judy Cornwell starred in this interesting Thames series that...

Frasier

1 9 9 3 - 2 0 0 4 (USA) 262 x 30 minute episodes A comedy spin-off from Cheers, Frasier told the story of psychiatrist Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer),...

Madame’s Place

1 9 8 2 - 1 9 8 3 (USA) 150 x 30 minute episodes A mixture of talk show and sitcom featuring a puppet (the Madame...

Grady

1 9 7 5 - 1 9 7 6 (USA) 10 x 30 minute episodes This spin-off series starred Whitman Mayo in the role he created in...

People’s Choice, The

1 9 5 5 - 1 9 5 8 (USA) The People's Choice ran on NBC from October 1955 to September 1958 and featured former child star...

I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster

1 9 6 4 (USA) 32 x 25 minute episodes This slapstick comedy about two carpenters-cum-builders named Harry Dickens and Arch Fenster who had a penchant for...

To The Manor Born

1 9 7 9 - 1 9 8 2 (UK) 21 x 30 minute episodes 1 x 60 minute episode After encapsulating British middle-class snobbery as Margot Leadbetter...