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British comedy FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions about British comedy.

This FAQ about British comedy was compiled and written by James Kew j.kew@ic.ac.uk with numerous contributions by others.

Acknowledgements

Many people have contributed in one way or another to this document, by maintaining an archive or FAQ or by sending me comments and information:

Tom Barrett, Pat Berry, Dave Budd, Gwen Brophy, Dave Chapman, "Sir Darkwolf", Brandon Freels, Dave Gagne, Leverne Gething, Koen Gijsbers, Vincent Golden, Trish Greig, Jason Heimbaugh, Nathan Hughes, Joseph Hutcheon, Joe Isham, David Josephson, Wesley Kim, Terry Maton, Cindy Tittle Moore, Paul Rhodes, Dave Rogers, Janie Rubin, Steve Silberberg, Ross Smith, Russel Street, Kerrie Sutton, Nathan Torkington, Andrew Wong.

My apologies to anyone I've omitted!

My thanks to Ian Collier, for bouncing back my "we need an FAQ" idea and for corrections and suggestions. Many special thanks to Melinda Casino, for enthusiasm, ideas and information.

-1. Netiquette? What's that? (alt.comedy.british)
If you're new to Usenet, may I humbly suggest you read the articles ...
-2. What do all the abbreviations mean? (alt.comedy.british)
A number of abbreviations have been absorbed into Usenet culture; here's ...
-3. What's alt.comedy.british for?
The newsgroup was created in early 1992 as a place for discussion ...
-4. What other newsgroups discuss British comedy?
A few newsgroups that may be of interest to alt.comedy.british readers:...
-5. Where can I find FAQs/scripts/episode guides? (British comedy)
In general, look first on these two archives:...
-6. Is any of this stuff available on the WWW? (British comedy)
Yes, some of it. The cathouse.org British Comedy Pages, maintained by ...
-7. What's FTP? What's WWW? What's a URL? (alt.comedy.british)
FTP stands for File Transfer Protocol, a method of transferring ...
-8. Could somebody mail me...? (alt.comedy.british)
If you want a file available by FTP, gopher or WWW, and you don't ...
-1. Why are British TV series so short? (British comedy)
Unlike the long seasons common in US television, British series tend to ...
-2. How many episodes of this show were there? (British comedy)
Check the relevant episode guides or FAQs! These shows are ...
-3. What else has this actor been in? (British comedy)
Chris Barrie (Rimmer, Red Dwarf)...
-4. What is The Good Life? What's Grace And Favour? (British comedy)
These shows were retitled for the American market. The Good Life ...
-5. Wasn't Craig Charles charged with rape? (British comedy)
>From the Red Dwarf FAQ:...
-6. Will there be a seventh series of Red Dwarf? (British comedy)
Again, from the Red Dwarf FAQ:...
-7. Will there be a fifth series of Blackadder? (British comedy)
No. The Blackadder FAQ cites this article from the Times (London), ...
-8. What is the Absolutely Fabulous song? (British comedy)
>From the episode guide:...
-9. What were the characters in Captain Pugwash called? (British comedy)
It's frequently claimed that some of the characters in the children's ...
-10. What does this phrase mean? (British comedy)
Much British comedy is a little parochial; it can be confusing trying ...
-11. What's the difference between England, Great Britain and the UK? (British comedy)
The UK is short for the United Kingdom, or in full The United Kingdom ...
-12.1 Where can I buy copies of my favourite comedy? (British comedy)
A word about video: The PAL format used in the UK and elsewhere ...
-12.2 Where can I buy copies of my favourite comedy? (British comedy) (continued)
PastelBlue sell cassettes, CDs, videos and computer games by email; send ...









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