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Programme: Time Gentlemen Please
Broadcast:
Episodes: 37 (2 series)
Starring: Al Murray, Jason Freeman, Julia Sawalha (series 1), Emma Pierson (series 2), Phil Daniels, Roy Heather, Andrew Mackay, Rebecca Front, Mark Bannerman
Written by: Richard Herring, Al Murray
Directed by: Richard Boden, Gareth Gwenlan
Production:
Synopsis:
BSG Review:

An refreshingly original and innovative sitcom, "Time Gentlemen Please" is without a doubt one of the most politically incorrect comedy of recent years. It's not top of the comedy crop and has suffered some what by being buried away on Sky TV however there is still laughs to be had.

The programme also suffered due to the extensive run: the weaknesses in some characters showed during series two; these would have more than likely been ironed out between series if the show had taken the more standard length British sitcom format of 6 episodes per series.

Notes:

"Time Gentlemen Please" is one of the only British sitcoms in our list to have been broadcast on cable channel Sky One first, as a result it has not transferred to a BBC, ITV or C4.

Sky hoped to sell "Time Gentlemen Please" to America, and so series 1 stretched from the British sitcom normal of around 6 episodes to the US series standard of 22 half-hour episodes, with one Christmas special in 2001, and another 14 shows in series two.

Link to IMDb's Time Gentlemen Please entry

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