Every few years the British sitcom is pronounced dead. With shrinking budgets, public service TV under threat and continued risk-averse programming, it’s never been harder to pitch new sitcoms. Comedy legends Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran (pictured above) have for four decades consistently created hit shows in good times and bad (their credits include, among many others, Birds of a Feather, Goodnight Sweetheart, The New Statesman, Shine On Harvey Moon).
In this special WGGB event at London’s Museum of Comedy, they will go in conversation with writer James Cary (Miranda, Bluestone 42) and head of radio comedy for BBC Studios Julia McKenzie to discuss the secrets of their success, how to create a successful show, and how to revive one of the most popular genres in TV.
Situation critical: who will save the sitcom? takes place on Monday 22 May 2017 (7-8pm) at Museum of Comedy, The Undercroft, St George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SR.
Price (including free entry to the museum): £10 standard, £5 WGGB members (for the member discount code, please check your WGGB weekly ebulletin. If you are not subscribed, please contact Kate Glasspool). Booking fees apply.