View­ers to judge the fun­ni­est of British com­edy clas­sics

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - PLAY/ SATURDAY EXTRA -

Basil Fawlty tele­vi­sion’s fun­ni­est boss – or does that ti­tle go to David Brent? How does Hy­acinth Bucket rank against those ab­so­lutely fab­u­lous Patsy and Ed­ina in a pop­u­lar­ity race? Fawlty Tow­ers, The Of­fice, Keep­ing Up Ap­pear­ances and Ab­so­lutely Fab­u­lous are among clas­sic British come­dies up for the pub­lic vote in Novem­ber to find Aus­tralia’s favourite Brit­com in Clas­sic Com­edy Count­down, which will screen later on pay TV chan­nel UKTV from De­cem­ber 17-21. UKTV has picked episodes from 25 of the best British come­dies to hit the screen from the 1960s to ’90s fea­tur­ing some of the great­est com­edy tal­ents of all time in­clud­ing John Cleese, Dawn French, Rowan Atkin­son, Ron­nie Barker, John In­man, Ricky Ger­vais and David Ja­son. View­ers are be­ing asked to choose their favourites from the on­line list which in­cludes Por­ridge, Yes Min­is­ter, Black­ad­der, To The Manor Born, Dad’s Army and ’Allo ’Allo. UKTV will air five come­dies each night start­ing De­cem­ber 17. To vote go to­edy or via the Face­book com­pe­ti­tion page (Face­book/UKTV). Vot­ing closes on De­cem­ber 3.

8.30pm, UKTV.

De­cem­ber 17-21,

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