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Gone Mad?

Nov 21, 2020

I'm rejoined by Sam Michael and Eliza Fraser to discuss the controversial 1969 ITV sit-com 'Curry and Chips' which starred Spike Milligan and Eric Sykes. It was cancelled by ITV after 6 episodes, due to the massive number of complaints about the racist content, but the creators claimed they had other motives in...


Oct 25, 2020

Friends was a hugely popular American sit-com that ran from 1994 to 2004 with a finale watched by 58 million people in the US alone. In more recent years it has come under fire for sexism, homophobia, transphobia and fat-shaming.

Together with Eddie, a big Friends fan and Alex, who has never watched an episode, we watch...


Sep 14, 2020

The 12 episodes of Fawlty Towers were released between 1975 and 1979 and followed to ups and downs (mostly downs) of a Basil Fawlty (John Cleese), his wife Sybil (Connie Booth) and their hotel staff.

It has become marred by controversy recently, with a scene regularly cut because of it's use of racial slurs. I ask my...


May 1, 2020

Running from 1992 to 1998, Men Behaving Badly was the multi-award winning adaptation of Simon Nye's novel of the same title and starred Martin Clues, Neil Morisey, Caroline Quentin and Leslie Ash. Orginally written as a response to the rise of the 'new man' culture in the early 90's, it has been criticised for...


Apr 14, 2020

Running for three series and spawning a movie, two sequels and a number of remakes in other countries, Porridge was a well loved British sit-com starring Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckinsale as the inmates of a fictional men's prison.

The show focused on the day to day lives of Fletcher (Barker) as an 'old hand' and...