Television: Saxondale

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Saxondale is the new 7-part series from Steve Coogan, the man behind Alan Partridge. Although he probably doesn’t want that as his epitaph, it will be, as Partridge is one of the great comedy creations, starting out on radio, in On The Hour and Knowing Me, Knowing You …, through…

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Television: The IT Crowd

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There has been much talk about the death of the studio-based sitcom in the UK of late (there have been two programmes on it in recent weeks), after the success of The Office and The Thick Of It, with their documentary styles. So The IT Crowd hits our television sets…

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TV: Extras

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Some people might think that it is strange that I am posting a review of a comedy programme the day after the second London attack. That is their right. For me, I was born, bred and live in London, and these cowardly attacks on this wonderful city anger me beyond…

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Comedy: According to Bex

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It's not just me who doesn't like BBC1's Friday prime time comedy, According to Bex; this Chortle item reveals diminishing viewers. This is a shame for one notable reason: Jessica Stevenson. One half of Spaced, the greatest sitcom ever, Jess is presumably going for a mainstream audience (seeing as the…

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