Articles Tagged 'Black Books'

Father Ted (Pic: Channel 4)

‘Father Ted’ at 20: Why the Comedy Still Feels Fresh

In the 20 years since Father Ted was first aired—on April 21, 1995—a lot has happened to the shape of British television comedy. Sketch shows like Little Britain and The Fast Show have fallen in and out of fashion; parlour room panel shows like QI and Never Mind The Buzzcocks have dominated schedules and mock […]


Five Irish Things The British Have Adopted

This Monday is St. Patrick’s Day, a chance for Irish people to celebrate Irishness and for people who are not Irish (even by descent) to pretend that they are. Things that are not usually green will be made green. Things that do not normally sport shamrocks will suddenly look very lucky indeed, and there will […]

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‘The It Crowd’ Finale Special Confirmed for September

Series creator Graham Linehan (Black Books) has confirmed via Twitter that The IT Crowd will be making its return for the one-off finale special at the end of September: People! I bring news! The IT Crowd Special will be on telly AT THE END OF THIS VERY MONTH! Channel 4 will have more details soon! — […]

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‘The IT Crowd’ Returns to Film Finale Special

The IT Crowd, written by Graham Linehan (Black Books) and starring Chris O’Dowd (Bridesmaids), is set to film a one-off special, reports BBC News. The Bafta-winning sitcom, revolving around two office IT (information technology) guys and their tech-challenged supervisor, was on the air for four seasons between 2006 and 2010 on Channel 4. Originally, a […]

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Brit Binge Watching: Five British Sitcoms You Can View Online

We’ve been highlighting popular British TV shows currently on-air in the U.K. with our series What Are Brits Watching? You’ve been asking, “What about the U.S.?” and we’ve been listening. The new shows aren’t available here just yet, but there are plenty of British shows streaming online: 1. Black Books In this TV show, Bernard […]