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Britcoms FAQ : all that's left to know about our favorite sophisticated, outrageous British television comedies

Author: Dave Thompson
Publisher: Milwaukee, WI : Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, an imprint of Hal Leonard Corporation, 2016. ©2016
Series: FAQ series (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (Firm))
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Britcoms FAQ is a sweeping survey of the very best in British television comedy

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dave Thompson
ISBN: 9781495018992 1495018997
OCLC Number: 951094407
Description: xix, 365 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Meet the Lad: The Improbable Rise of Tony Hancock --
Heaven's Half Hour: The Greatest Thirty Minutes of All --
Aaah, He's Fallen in the Water: The Madness of Saint Milligoon --
Your Majesty Is Like a Cream Donut: It's Not Funny, It's Satirical --
This Bloke Came Up to Me: Pete, Dud and the Pursuit of Perfection --
Busmen and Totters: Blakey, Stan and a Dirty Old Man --
The Moo and All Who Are as Silly as She: Alf Garnett and the Bleedin' Moral Fibert of the Nation --
And Now for Something Prototypically Pythonic: The Expurgated Version,Of Course --
And Now for Something Else: Say No More --
Who Do You Think You Are Kidding...War Can Be a Laughing Matter --
Goodie Goodie Yum Yum: Stuffing Gibbons with the Goodies --
Eeee Bah Gum, Thou Feckless Wassock: Trouble at Mill and Other Northern Cliches --
You Care? I Didn't Know: Compo, Cleggie and Dear Old Uncle Stavely (He Heard That. Pardon?) --
Kids in the Hall, and the Other Rooms, Too: Likely Lads, Lively Birds and a Man About the House --
A Fool and His Roller Skates: Frank Spencer, Sid Abbott and Mrs. Slocombe's Pussy --
I Didn't Get Where I Am Today Without...Self-Sufficiency, Suburbia and Suicide --
The Pythonic Legacy: Manuel in Rutland by Frog --
Five Go Mad in Student Accommodation: The Birth of the Comic Strip --
An Utter Bastard, Elizabethan Style: Blackadder and the Bean --
Only Fools and Aristocrats: Would You Buy a Used Stately Home from This Man? --
The Lord Is My Scriptwriter: Faith, Hope and Father Ted --
And That's Why They Changed the Way You Say "Uranus": Smegheads in Space --
If Voting Could Change Things, They'd Make It Illegal: Yes Minister, No Minister...and Malcolm Tucker, The Spin Doctor Who --
Mocking the Media: Dropping Donkeys Absolutely Fabulously --
Everybody Behaving Badly: Friends with Benefits.
Series Title: FAQ series (Applause Theatre & Cinema Books (Firm))
Responsibility: Dave Thompson.

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