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Britain's Best Sitcom: the Launch


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An evening of fun and laughter is guaranteed as Jonathan Ross counts down the 50 best British sitcoms of all time, as voted for by the viewing public.
During the next three hours classic clips and celebrity interviews help illustrate all that's best about home-grown comedy. The programme also launches a series of in-depth, hour-long shows, each dedicated to one of the top ten comedy masterpieces, as over the next ten Saturdays celebrity advocates will be making the case for their favourite sitcom in the hope of winning the public's votes. The series concludes with a live programme revealing the winner of the poll -the most popular British sitcom of all time.
Tonight's programme features interviews with a host of sitcom stars, including June Whitfield, Ronnie Barker ,
Penelope Keith , Ricky Tomlinson , Peter Kay , Andrew Sachs , Richard Briers , Richard Wilson , Ardal O'Hanlon and David Jason. Once the top ten shows have been revealed, viewers can vote for their favourite by calling
(calls cost lOp), texting their choice to 80024 (costs no more than 12p), or via the website www.bbc.co.uk/sitcom. Producers Will Bryant, Shirley Hunt , Stephen McGinn and Cybele Rowbottom Executive producer Ricky Kelehar RT Portrait, Jack Dee : page 9


Unknown: Jonathan Ross
Unknown: Ronnie Barker
Unknown: Penelope Keith
Unknown: Ricky Tomlinson
Unknown: Peter Kay
Unknown: Andrew Sachs
Unknown: Richard Briers
Unknown: Richard Wilson
Unknown: Ardal O'Hanlon
Unknown: David Jason.
Unknown: Shirley Hunt
Unknown: Stephen McGinn
Producer: Ricky Kelehar
Unknown: Jack Dee

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Britain's Best Sitcom: the Launch

BBC Two England, 10 January 2004 21.00

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