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Live: Britain's Best Sitcom - the Final

Synopsis

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Weeks of voting to find out what tickles the nation's funny bone reaches a climax as Jonathan Ross hosts the grand final from BBC Television Centre in London. Each of the ten advocates, Jack Dee, Ulrika Jonsson, Rowland Rivron, Clarissa Dickson Wright, Jon Sergeant, Johnny Vaughan, Armando Iannucci, David Dickinson, Carol Vorderman and Phill Jupitus, are given a last chance to persuade the audience to vote for their comedy favourite in a head-to-head debate. The shows themselves, beloved gems Fawlty Towers, Only Fools and Horses, The Vicar of Dibley, Yes Minister, Open All Hours, Dad's Army, Blackadder, Porridge, One Foot in the Grave and The Good Life are eliminated two at a time, with any further polling focused exclusively on those remaining. To cast your vote, call [number removed] (calls cost 10p), text the first word of your chosen comedy to [number removed] or log on to [web address removed].
Who had the last laugh?: p24; RT Shop - buy videos and DVDs of the top ten: page 6; Alison Graham on "offensive" comedy: page 57

Contributors

Presenter: Jonathan Ross
Guest: Jack Dee
Guest: Ulrika Jonsson
Guest: Rowland Rivron
Guest: Clarissa Dickson Wright
Guest: Jon Sergeant
Guest: Johnny Vaughan
Guest: Armando Iannucci
Guest: David Dickinson
Guest: Carol Vorderman
Guest: Phill Jupitus
Producer: Alex Hardcastle
Executive Producer: Ricky Kelehar






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