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Each half-hour episode of Curb Your Enthusiasm features verité-style footage of David (playing himself) at home, at work and around town, as he gets into predicaments with fictional and real-life personalities. With cast regulars Jeff Garlin (as manager Jeff Greene) and Cheryl Hines (as wife Cheryl) reprising their roles, the series features appearances by guest celebrities playing themselves or character roles. Candid, unsparing and self-deprecating, Curb Your Enthusiasm brings the off-kilter comic vision of Larry David--co-creator and co-executive producer of one of the most lauded comedy series in TV history, Seinfeld--to HBO. The series blurs the lines between reality and fiction, as David (playing himself) and a cast of real and fictional characters are followed around Los Angeles by a ubiquitous camera that chronicles the private, often banal world of a (relatively) public man. Having evolved from the 1999 HBO special Larry David: Curb Your Enthusiasm, this series proves how seemingly trivial details of one's day-to-day life can precipitate a "Murphy's Law" chain of misfortune to hilarious effect. The protagonist of Curb Your Enthusiasm has a knack for getting himself into uncomfortable situations that end up alienating him from peers and acquaintances. The result is an unpredictable format that's unlike anything else on TV.
Channel: BBC / Genre: Comedy / Actors: Paul Jones, Brian Capron, Fenella Fielding, David Gant, Tricia George
Genre: Comedy / Production Year: 1989 / Director: Ellen Brown / Actors: Billy Connolly, Whoopi Goldberg
The critically acclaimed and brilliantly funny drama from award-winning writer Paul Abbott features the Chatsworth Estate's Gallaghers, probably the UK's most dysfunctional family.
Genre: Comedy / Year: 1964 -1972
As an elderly librarian, Giacomo Casanova (played by the iconic Peter O'Toole), has a lot of exciting memories. A young servant girl, Edith (Rose Byrne), is treated to his lurid recollections and, before too long, she discovers that there's life in this old dog yet. It's enough to burst her bodice! But this is nothing compared to the escapades of the young, hot and horny master of seduction. The youthful Casanova (cheekily portrayed by David Tennant) cuts a swathe through the women of Europe with his dashing good looks and irrepressible confidence. But though the laydeez offer their full approval (usually expressed horizontally), the law is outraged by his antics. Made an outlaw for offences against government and church, Casanova leads the life of a fugitive.
After 'Naked Video' had made it big, 'Pulp Video' arrived in 1995, after a successful pilot in the 'Comic Asides' season, a full series followed a year later, with most of the cast from the pilot episode returning, those were Andrew Fairlie, Greg Hemphill, Ford Kiernan, Jane McCarry, David McGowan, Gavin Mitchell and Fred MacAulay, three others were added to the series, Ronni Ancona, Julie Wilson Nimmo and Alan Francis.
Empty is a six-episode BBC Two sitcom first broadcast on 28 February, 2008. It stars Gregor Fisher and Billy Boyd as Jacky Allen and Tony MacBryan respectively, two men who work for a property maintenance company 'Greater Glasgow Building Services'
BBC / Comedy / Actors: Caroline Aherne, Sue Johnston, Ricky Tomlinson
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