Perry and Croft: Made in Britain

April 2016
30:00

April 1, 2016

Expired 3.0 9 x
A look at the end of eras and the beginnings of new identities, and how the situation comedies of Jimmy Perry and David Croft reflected old ideas as they faded and a new British identity as it was being forged.
March 2016
29:00

March 26, 2016

Expired 3.0 9 x
A look at the changes in morality and attitudes towards romance and relationships in Britain over the years and how these were reflected in the comedies of Perry and Croft.
29:00

March 20, 2016

Expired 3.0 10 x
The British have long had an obsession with status and this was reflected in Perry and Croft's sitcoms. From the Upstairs, Downstairs world of You Rang, M'Lord? to the inversion of the class relationship between Captain Mainwaring and Sergeant Wilson in Dad's Army, there were always laughs to be found in the nation's attitudes towards class and social status.
29:00

March 19, 2016

Expired 3.0 7 x
A look at how, from Dad's Army to It Ain't Half Hot Mum, the comedies of Jimmy Perry and David Croft portrayed the British at war and still shape the way we think of the wartime years today.
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