By Juergen Kamm, Birgit Neumann
This assortment deals an summary of British television comedies, starting from the beginnings of sitcoms within the Nineteen Fifties to the present increase of 'Britcoms'. It offers in-depth analyses of significant comedies, systematically addressing their common houses, filmic historical past, humour politics and cultural impression.
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Both were launched at a time when Britain was having to adjust – sometimes rather painfully – to the harsh realities of the post-war world. Both also reflect to some extent the frustrations of members of workingclass communities whose lives were still being negatively impacted by the persistence of class-bound attitudes. 2 Hancock’s Half Hour: a major landmark in British sitcom history Hancock’s Half Hourr was originally conceived as a radio programme. First transmitted in 1954, it brought together the consummate performance skills of actor-comedian Tony Hancock and the creative talent of scriptwriters Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.
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