The Comedy Years NEW

Synopsis

The hour long episodes, to air on ITV this spring, will look at four specific years in which comedies reflected what was occurring in society.

The Comedy Years will look back at how comedy shaped and defined specific years over the past 4 decades. The four years covered will be 1979, 1984, 1998 and 2003.

Each of the hour-long shows will mix classic comedy archive with social history and pop culture nostalgia. They will show how each year's comedy reflected a changing Britain - from the Thatcher era of satire of Not The Nine O'Clock News and Spitting Image to ground breaking comedy series like The Royle Family, The Young Ones and The Office.

The Comedy Years features interviews with stars of comedy past and present, all revealing the comedy moments that inspired them, as well as telling us about the roles they themselves played in some classic TV series.

Key Data

GenreEntertainment
Target AudienceBroad
DaypartPeak
ChannelITV3

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