Monday, April 11, 2011
Funny Stuff, Innit?
Behind the Britcoms: From Script to Screen (2010)
Dir - Bill Young
This is something I had on the DVR from a few weeks ago when it debuted on PBS. It seems that the Dallas affiliate, KERA, took the reins to make this look at some of the classic British sitcoms, many of which I used to watch every Sunday night on channel 13. There are some interesting bits of info here and great clips from shows like Are You Being Served?, Vicar of Dibley, Keeping Up Appearances, Fawlty Towers and more. I would love to see a second installment where they cover more of the modern UK shows that have become such worldwide hits and see how the process has changed over the years and the effect of America's remake hungry practices.