You Have Been Watching: A British Sitcom Podcast

You Have Been Watching: A British Sitcom Podcast

YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING is a podcast all about British sitcoms. Join your hosts Tony Black and Robert Turnbull as they discuss classic sitcoms, forgotten gems and curiosities, and dissect the themes, ideas, context and meaning of the comedies we have grown up with... A proud part of the We Made This podcast network.

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August 18, 2022 72 min
Welcome back to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about British sitcoms.

Join your hosts Tony Black & Robert Turnbull for a sadly unexpected tribute episode to the great Bernard Cribbins, who passed away July 27th, 2022, at the age of 93.

They take a whistle stop tour through his long career discussing his early CARRY ON movies, his legendary TV appearances such as voicing THE WOMBLES and playing Mr Hutchinson in FAWLTY TOWERS...
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Welcome back to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about British sitcoms.

Join your hosts Tony Black & Robert Turnbull as they look, in the second of a two-part episode, at the best British sitcom themes of all time.

Counting down from their 5-1 choices in a Top Ten list, they discuss the themes to series across the decades as diverse as ONLY FOOLS AND HORSES, ALLO ALLO, RED DWARF, BLACKADDER and many more.

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Welcome back to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about British sitcoms.

Join your hosts Tony Black & Robert Turnbull as they look, in the first of a two-part episode, at the best British sitcom themes of all time.

Counting down from their 10-6 choices in a Top Ten list, they discuss the themes to series across the decades as diverse as HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR, THE LEAGUE OF GENTLEMEN, THE VICAR OF DIBLEY, ARE YOU BEING SERVED? a...
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January 11, 2022 95 min
Welcome back to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about British sitcoms.

Join your hosts Tony Black & Robert Turnbull as they discuss Robert Popper's celebrated Channel Four sitcom FRIDAY NIGHT DINNER, which ran for six series between 2011-2020.

Revolving around the Goodman's, a middle-class Jewish family, we see sons Adam & Jonny visit their parents Jackie & Martin each Friday night for what turns out to inevitab...
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December 25, 2021 74 min
Bottom / Blackadder's Christmas Carol - Analysis

Welcome back to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about the British television sitcom.

In this special Christmas episode, your hosts Tony Black & Robert Turnbull each choose a favourite festive comedy special and discuss why they love it, with some analysis thrown in.

Tony went lowbrow with Bottom's 'Holy' and Rob went (sort of) highbrow with Blackadder's Christm...
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The Brittas Empire - Series 2 Analysis

Welcome back to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about the British television sitcom.

In this special episode, a crossover with Red Dwarf podcast SHIPWRECKED & COMATOSE, host Tony Black is joined by Matt Latham, of PICK A DISC, for the second of a seven-part season by season dissection of 90s sitcom, THE BRITTAS EMPIRE.

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Tony Black

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Matt Latham

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The Brittas Empire - Series 1 Analysis

Welcome back to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about the British television sitcom.

In this special episode, a crossover with Red Dwarf podcast SHIPWRECKED & COMATOSE, host Tony Black is joined by Matt Latham, of PICK A DISC, for the first of a seven-part season by season dissection of 90s sitcom, THE BRITTAS EMPIRE.

Host

Tony Black

Co-Host / Editor

Matt Latham

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October 27, 2021 76 min
Welcome back to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about British sitcoms.

Join your hosts Tony Black & Robert Turnbull as they discuss Sean Lock's short-lived blend of sitcom and sketch show from 2002-2004, 15 STOREYS HIGH.

Lock plays Vince, owner of a dingy London flat, who takes on Benedict Wong's flatmate Errol and the series depicts their grim lives and vignettes of numerous people in the same tower block. After Lock&#...
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October 13, 2021 127 min
Welcome back to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about British sitcoms.

Join your hosts Tony Black & Robert Turnbull as they break format and focus in on their own personal histories with the British sitcom.

What were the first comedies they watched? Which ones did they fall hard for and when? And what are their personal favourites? This and more in a wide ranging chat covering decades of sitcom...

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Tony Black

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September 29, 2021 73 min
Welcome back to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about British sitcoms.

Join your hosts Tony Black & Robert Turnbull as they discuss Graham Linehan & Arthur Matthews' short-lived sitcom PARIS, starring Alexei Sayle, which aired in 1994.

Sayle appears as Alain Degout, a foul mouthed and uncouth artist in 1920s Paris who believes himself a genius not respected in his time. With all the trappings of a traditional sitcom, wh...
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September 15, 2021 136 min
Welcome back to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about British sitcoms.

Join your hosts Tony Black & Robert Turnbull as they discuss Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant's mockumentary sitcom THE OFFICE, from 2001-2003.

A transatlantic sensation that spawned a legion of similar comedies in both the UK & US, how did The Office change comedy? Does it remain as groundbreaking as it was and it is still as powerful a commenta...
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September 1, 2021 95 min
Welcome back to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about British sitcoms.

Join your hosts Tony Black & Robert Turnbull as they discuss John Cleese & Connie Booth's classic 1970s sitcom FAWLTY TOWERS.

Frequently cited as one of the greatest comedies of all time, has Basil Fawlty and his madcap escapades in his Torquay hotel stood the test of time? We unpick themes, meanings, problems and successes in this beloved and semina...
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Welcome to YOU HAVE BEEN WATCHING, a podcast about British sitcoms.

Join your hosts Tony Black & Robert Turnbull as they discuss the concept of the podcast, what you can expect, and what they might be covering in the near future...

Host / Editor

Tony Black

Co-Host

Robert Turnbull

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