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Original language(s)  English
Original network  BBC One
Final episode date  4 September 2008
Languages  English, Hindi
7.5/10 IMDb

Country of origin  United Kingdom
No. of episodes  47 (list of episodes)
First episode date  9 June 2003
Genres  Comedy, Documentary film
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Executive producer(s)  Mike Bolland (Series 1-2) Gary Chippington (Series 3) Alan Tyler (Series 4-) Toby Stevens (Director)
Running time  30 minutes (series 1 to 3) 40 minutes (series 4 to 6)
Narrated by  Julia Sawalha, Doon Mackichan
Similar  Drop the Dead Donkey, Britain's Best Sitcom, The Fast Show, Victoria Wood As Seen On, The Two Ronnies

Comedy Connections was a BBC One documentary series produced by BBC Scotland that aired from 2003 to 2008. The show looked at the stories behind the production of some of Britain's comedy television programmes, showing how they tied in with the production of other comedy shows (hence "connections"). The show featured interviews with some of the cast and crew of the subject programme, as well as footage from the series.

Contents

Comedy Connections mostly documented BBC comedies and sitcoms, although two programmes have been from ITV (three counting Men Behaving Badly which moved from ITV to the BBC after two series) and two from Channel 4.

The first series consisted of six episodes, however the rest of the series consist of eight episodes each, the first two series were narrated by Julia Sawalha, however the rest of the series were narrated by Doon Mackichan.

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Episodes

The first two series were narrated by Julia Sawalha and the third series onwards by Doon Mackichan.

Spin-offs based on other TV generations

In 2005, the BBC broadcast Drama Connections, which used the same format, looked at the history of popular British television dramas. However, only one series was made and shown.

In 2007, the BBC broadcast Movie Connections, focusing on popular British films. A second series was broadcast in early 2009.

In 2010, ITV copied the idea for a show called "Drama Trails", narrated by James Nesbitt.

Other show based on the Comedy Connections format

In 2008, ITV launched their own documentary series under the title Comedy Classics mostly documenting ITV's sitcoms and comedies.

Series 1 (2008)

  • On the Buses (9 September 2008)
  • Rising Damp (23 September 2008)
  • Doctor in the House (7 October 2008)
  • Brass (14 October 2008)
  • Duty Free (18 November 2008)
  • The New Statesman (2 December 2008)
  • References

    Comedy Connections Wikipedia


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