The delights of 1970s sitcoms

December 15, 2020 4:52 am


For British comedy, the 70s were a golden age-the most popular sitcoms of the time pushed the limits and helped earn it a reputation as one of the world’s best. Many are still syndicated and have been exported to markets throughout Europe and North America. They are also often repeated on UK television. In all cases you will need to have a decent reception to get them and this where this TV Aerials Cardiff based company can make sure yours is crystal clear.

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Fawlty Towers.

The core cast of this hilarious sitcom that follows the life of a dysfunctional couple trying to keep their business afloat is made up of crazed hotel manager Basil Fawlty, his on the point of divorce wife Sybil, inept waiter Manuel and resourceful chambermaid Polly. In a sitcom that is often referred to as short, but perfectly formed, a constant stream of difficult guests only adds to the chaos.

Dads Army

This hit sitcom was so popular that a radio series, 2 full-length feature films (one with a modern cast) and a stage show came out of it. Set during the Second World War in the small fictional seaside town of Walmington-on-Sea, Dad’s Army follows the misadventures of a group of men who set up the Local Defence Volunteers of the seaside town.  Dad’s Army has stood the test of time and is still greatly beloved.

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Even with life behind bars, Norman Stanley Fletcher was able to be funny. It was met with outrage when the show first aired in 1974, creating tabloid headlines around the country. However as they watched Fletcher and his new cellmate, Lennie Godber, it was not long before the audience was won over by the performances of Ronnie Barker and Richard Beckensale.