Saturday 28 September 2013

Top 10 Father sitcoms - No 1 Father Ted

In the wake of BBC 1's new hit sitcom Father Figure, a remarkable number of people seem to be suggesting they could write a better sitcom than that. All we can say is go on go on go on go on, enter a script into the next Sitcom Trials - deadline October 20th, entry is free, details are here. In the meantime, we close our look at the Top 10 "Father" sitcoms with the Number 1 where we inevitably find...

Father Ted began life as a comedy character performed by Arthur Mathews who, with Graham Linehan, developed him into the sitcom we know, produced by Geoffrey Perkins and immortalised by Dermot Morgan. After three series and a Christmas special, Dermot Morgan was unsure about continuing with the character, saying "I don't want to be the next Clive Dunn and end up playing the same character for years." His wish was to be granted. He leaves behind situation comedy's greatest sitcom with the word "father" in the title (and one of British television's best sitcoms of all time ever).

The Sitcom Trials takes place at The Ring O' Bells, Bath, Nov 29 2013. 5 sitcoms go head to head, who wins? You decide. To enter a script, follow this link, deadline October 20th 2013.

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