Comedy Features – Page 3

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    Behind The Scenes

    Borderline, C5


    From location and choice of director through to the show itself, Borderline was all about getting the best out of improvisation, says Zoe Rocha

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    Behind The Scenes

    Flowers, C4


    We found the perfect dilapidated old building to match the ‘otherness’ of our characters’ world - but filming upstairs carried a risk that the floors might collapse, says Will Sharpe

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    Behind The Scenes

    Two Doors Down, BBC2


    When you have naturally funny performers like Doon Mackichan, Elaine C Smith and Sharon Rooney in your cast, you’d be crazy not to take their opinions on board, says Simon Carlyle

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    Behind The Scenes

    Stag, BBC2


    We went full ‘method’ in recreating the stag do from hell in the Scottish Highlands, says Jim Field Smith

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    Behind The Scenes

    Bull, Gold


    With no gallery and no audience to play to, UKTV’s new sitcom tried to take a more naturalistic approach to studio filming. Robin Parker reports

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    Behind The Scenes

    Asian Provocateur, BBC3


    The unpredictability of Romesh Ranganathan’s extended family was the making of our series, says series producer Ben Green

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    Behind The Scenes

    You, Me & the Apocalypse, Sky 1


    Sky 1’s new comedy-drama about the final days of life on Earth is filmed close to its Slough setting, but this location also doubles as Tennessee and Washington, discovers Olly Hunt

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    Behind The Scenes

    Boy Meets Girl, BBC2


    There is no agenda to our transgender comedy, but the issue still required sensitive treatment, says Margot Gavan Duffy

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    The Broadcast Interview

    Jon Rolph, Retort


    Retort managing director Jon Rolph talks to Matthew Campelli about the lack of working-class heroes in contemporary comedy - and his ambition to create something for everyone

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    Behind The Scenes

    Undercover, Dave


    We took inspiration from classic gangland movies and TV shows for this original sitcom set in Newcastle, says Margery Bone. That meant action and stunts - and a lot of guns

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    Behind The Scenes

    Suntrap, BBC1


    A six-part sitcom set on a sun-drenched island was the perfect start for our newly launched indie– until we had to go to sea, says Neil Webster

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    Behind The Scenes

    Horrible Histories: Revamping a classic


    The past’s comic potential remains undimmed - it just needed a new twist, as Paul Whitelaw discovers

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    Behind The Scenes

    Nurse, BBC2


    A four-part comedy drama for BBC2 based on a low-key Radio 4 series, Nurse is a character sketch show by proxy.

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    Behind The Scenes

    The Javone Prince Show, BBC2


    Previously best known for his role in cult E4 sitcom PhoneShop, Javone Prince may well be the BBC’s latest breakout comedy star.

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    The Broadcast Interview

    Sharon Horgan and Rob Delaney, Catastrophe


    The writers and stars of Channel 4’s sitcom Catastrophe talk to Paul Whitelaw about their transatlantic partnership

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    Behind The Scenes

    Drunk History, Comedy Central


    Plying comic actors with booze? What can possibly go wrong, wonders Robin Parker