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The birth of ITMA

Published 10 October 2016

Ted Kavanagh explains where wartime hit ‘ITMA’ came from

Laugh. Or else

Published 16 August 2009

Engadget: Sony’s laughter-tracking PS3 patent You may have noticed recently that most digital cameras can now take a photo automatically when they detect when the person being photographed is smiling….

OK, that’s enough

Published 30 October 2008

Brand has resigned; Ross probably ought to consider doing something similar himself. The pre-recording of edgy comedy programmes is a great way to make sure that the wrong thing doesn’t…

I didn’t get where I am today by blindly making something that’s anything like the original series

Published 17 October 2008

Another one from the “Eh, what? Why?” file is the news that the remake of The Rise and Fall of Reginald Perrin won’t actually be a remake at all because most of the concepts and storylines will be got rid off.

Sharp Set

Published 1 January 2002

Andrew Hesford-Booth on presentation comedy programmes