Posts by: Rob Keeling

Spaced​ revisited: looking back at a cult classic

It may have been released nearly two decades ago now, but Simon Pegg and Jessica Stevenson’s sitcom Spaced remains as hilarious and comforting as it ever was. The show is one of the great modern sitcoms and was the launching pad not only for Pegg, Stevenson and the rest of the cast, but also for...

The Fast Show’s greatest ever characters

It’s testament to The Fast Show’s incredible depth of quality that narrowing this list down to a manageable number proved to be so exceedingly difficult. There were so many brilliant characters across the show’s run, it’s easy to forget some absolute gems.There was the thespian who spent “over six hours in make up”, the ever-so...

In praise of​ Big Train: a tribute to the underrated 90s sketch-comedy gem

It’s now been 20 years since Big Train first aired and while it still maintains a strong cult following, the sketch comedy show never quite receives the level of acclaim it perhaps deserves. It can sometimes get somewhat eclipsed by its more commercially successful contemporaries in the sketch show world. Given the consistency and sheer...

Blackadder’s greatest episodes

When the conversation turns to naming the all-time greatest UK sitcom, it’s no coincidence that Blackadder remains in the picture some three decades after it first aired. Written by Richard Curtis, Ben Elton and Rowan Atkinson, the show delivered wonderfully crafted jokes, unashamed silliness and plenty of killer lines across four series and several one-off...

Father Ted’s best episodes

Across just three short series, Father Ted proved itself to be one of the funniest sitcoms of recent decades. Here our our pick of the best. Here are our favourite episodes.

How The Office changed the British Sitcom

It was 16 years ago this month that The Office debuted on UK screens, and it remains to this day a high watermark of British comedy. It’s perhaps the only 21st Century sitcom that can rival the stalwart classics of Blackadder and Fawlty Towers et al in terms of its lasting impact on UK popular...