3/3. Comic actor Rob Brydon traces the history of situation comedy and talks to the creators of some of the TV genre's more successful hits to find out what they really had in mind when devising these shows. This final instalment explores issue-based comedy - centred on class, race, sexuality and gender - with examples from Hancock's Half-Hour (1956), The Likely Lads (1964), Till Death Us Do Part (1965), The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970), Love Thy
Neighbour (1972), The Good Life (1975), To the Manor Born (1979), The Young Ones (1982),
Blackadder (1983), Keeping Up Appearances (1990), Gimme
Gimme Gimme (1999), Marion and Geoff (2000), Peter Kay 's Phoenix Nights (2001), Nighty Night (2004) and other popular favourites.
4/8. Contemporary jazz series in which the innovative saxophonist airs live music and new releases, Tonight's programme features interviews and live performances from Mercury Prize-nominated pianist Zoe Rahman , drummer Seb Roachford , American saxophonist Charles Lloyd , pianist
Gwilym Simcock , saxophonist
Shabaka Hutchings and pianist Neil Cowley.
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