6 failed American remakes of British TV comedies

The American version of The Office is a classic example of a remake done right. The show managed to carve out its own identity, while retaining similarities to the BBC original, and it ran for nine seasons, receiving a lot of acclaim along the way. But this is a rare example, as American remakes of … >

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Top 10 episodes of ‘The IT Crowd’

Ten years since The IT Crowd began, we’ve picked out our ten all-time favourite episodes of Channel 4’s sitcom. > Buy the complete Season 1-4 box set on Amazon.   10. ‘The Internet Is Coming’ (2013 Special) In this hour-long final episode, Jen and Roy become internet-famous for all the wrong reasons when an incriminating … >

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What are the cast of ‘The IT Crowd’ doing now?

Can you believe it’s now been ten years since The IT Crowd first appeared on our TV screens? The award-winning Channel 4 sitcom aired for four seasons from 2006 to 2010, ending with a special episode in 2013. > Buy the complete Season 1-4 box set on Amazon. A whole decade after Jen first ventured … >

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‘Hollyoaks’ star Jessica Fox’s TV choices

Actress Jessica Fox has a big week coming up in Channel 4 soap Hollyoaks next Monday. It’s the day before Nancy’s wedding and Darren is putting the final plans in place for his surprise Valentines Day nuptials. Will she forgive Darren for his deception in time to make it down the aisle?

> Catch up with Hollyoaks on 4OD.

We caught up with Jess to find out what he likes to watch to relax between filming…

Favourite TV show to cheer you up:

“I really love The IT Crowd. it’s super silly but really makes me laugh!”

Favourite TV show to watch before going to sleep:

“I like to put on a bit of Sex and the City. I think I might know every scene by heart by now, but the girls feel like my friends!”

TV show that reminds you of your childhood:

Mr Benn, I loved that show and have a massive print in my living room of Mr Benn saying ‘cheerio’ in the doorway of the fancy dress shop!”

TV show that reminds you of being a teenager:

“I think it has to be Friends. I remember watching the season finale when Ross said ‘Rachel’ at the alter and you could hear people all down the street shouting ‘NOOOOOOO’ at their TV!”

Your favourite “guilty pleasure” TV show:

“Probably 16 and Pregnant and the spin-off show, Teen Mom. I’ve started to really care what happens to these girls!”

TV show that you find most addictive:

“I find a lot of the American shows very addictive! I remember staying up for almost 24 hours watching Prison Break as every episode ended on a cliff hanger!”

Favourite TV show to watch hungover:

Friends. Eeveryone knows it so well and it’s very easy to just watch episode after episode!”

Axed TV show that you most wish would return:

“Probably Sex and the City. I loved that show! However, I really didn’t enjoy the last film so I’d be worried if they did do another series that it wouldn’t live up to the original.”

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Top 5 movies by UK TV comedy stars

To celebrate the DVD release of The IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade directorial debut Submarine, starring Craig Roberts (Being Human), we’ve picked out our five favourite movies by the stars of UK TV comedy.

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