I’m Ken Plume, and soon you’ll be listening to “A Bit Of A Chat” with me, Ken Plume.
In this episode, I’m having a another chat with writer/producer Graham Linehan. You can find our first chat HERE.
Anyone who has not seen the delightfully funny Father Ted deserves to have their comedy viewing privileges revoked, followed by a swift kick in the ass and a public shaming.
Ted was the co-creation of writer Graham Linehan, with Arthur Matthews – a writing partnership that had contributed to Alas Smith & Jones, The Day Today, The New Alexei Sayle Show and had previously had a go at the sitcom field with the short-lived Paris.
After Father Ted ended its three season run, Linehan went on to create the sketch comedy series Big Train - which starred a virtual who’s who of rising comedy stars – and co-write the first series of Black Books with Dylan Moran.
And, at a time when everyone was declaring traditional filmed-in-front-of-a-live-audience sitcoms dead with the arrival of single-camera shows like The Office, Linehan proved them wrong with the success of The IT Crowd, which takes place in the nerdy bowels of corporate giant Reynholm Industries and revolves around IT staff Roy, Moss, & Jen. Series 1 through 3 are available on DVD in the UK, the show is currently airing in the US on IFC, and the first series has just come out on DVD in the US. With that big release in mind, Graham and I decided to do another more IT Crowd-centric chat…
So here’s my follow-up chat with Graham Linehan… Hope you enjoy…
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