The real sitcom story

BBC1 to examine comedy classics

The BBC is again plundering its archives for a new series about British sitcoms.

Comedy Connections will look behind the scenes at a number of the corporation's best-remembered shows, including Porridge, Men Behaving Badly, The Good Life, Butterflies, Are You Being Served? and Only Fools And Horses.

The series starts at 10.35pm on Monday June 9, and comes hot on the heels of BBC1's The Sitcom Story, a series of clips collections linked by Dawn French.

Comedy Connections promises a more involved look at the background to the hit shows, including interviews with stars, writers, producers, directors and commissioners.

Contributors include Ronnie Barker, John Sullivan, Carla Lane, Leslie Ash and Penelope Keith.

Published: 24 May 2003

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Tim Key headlines this night of comedy, music and poetry, fundraising in aid of the National Autistic Society tonight (Thursday) at 8.15pm, after the clap for carers.

Other comics taking part include  Harriet Dyer, Jack Carroll, Jay Foreman, Milo McCabe, Paul 'Silky' White, Edy Hurst, Tony Wright, and Will Andrews.

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