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Best of the Britcoms, Revised Edition: From Fawlty Towers to The Office
     

Best of the Britcoms, Revised Edition: From Fawlty Towers to The Office

by Garry Berman
 

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With crisp dialog, outrageous characters, and an absurd sense of humor, it's no wonder British sitcoms are so well-loved! Best of the Britcoms covers the most noteworthy situation comedies ever to cross the pond. Each entry combines a show summary with descriptions of standout episodes and behind-the-scenes details, plus gives you production data and full cast

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With crisp dialog, outrageous characters, and an absurd sense of humor, it's no wonder British sitcoms are so well-loved! Best of the Britcoms covers the most noteworthy situation comedies ever to cross the pond. Each entry combines a show summary with descriptions of standout episodes and behind-the-scenes details, plus gives you production data and full cast listings. And now, the revised edition of this Britcom classic contains seven new chapters on programs that have aired in the U.S. since the original edition was published, such as The Office, Extras, and My Family. Fans of old-school Britcoms won't be disappointed either, as the revised edition also includes the later developments of older series' storylines and detailed information on specials and cast reunions that have occurred in the intervening years. Pick up this book, kick back, and get to know a Britcom!

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Midwest Book Review
Garry Berman lets his love of British television ring true. Best of the Britcoms is a must for anyone who wants to get into British comedy and its unique humor.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589795662
Publisher:
Taylor Trade Publishing
Publication date:
01/16/2011
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
194
Sales rank:
1,128,519
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Garry Berman is a freelance writer and author of We're Going To See The Beatles!, an oral history of the Beatlemania years in America. As a lifelong Anglophile and avid fan of British TV, he has a personal video library of over 300 hours of Britcoms, from which Best of the Britcoms was born. In a previous life, he was a video/TV producer and a contributor to British Television magazine. He lives in Westampton, NJ.

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