Comedy Firsts : Summary

A series of comedy pilots which (eventually) resulted in the launch of two new ITV sitcoms.

Barbara starred Gwen Taylor and Sam Kelly. A series followed in 1999.

Sometime, Never starred Sara Crowe and Ann Bryson. A single series followed (transmitted in 1996).

Sardines was a sitcom set in a submarine. It starred Griff Rhys Jones, William Ivory and Jack Docherty. No series resulted.

Waiting was a sitcom set in a doctor's surgery. The stars were Brigit Forsyth, Patrick Barlow and Peter Jones. No series resulted.

The Smiths was a sitcom about a Merseyside family, starring Kevin McNally and Rebecca Lacey. No series resulted.

Now What was a sketch show featuring Fiona Allen, Don Gilet, Angela Wynter, Curtis Walker and Alan Marriott. No series resulted.

Series: 1
Episodes: 6
Transmitted: 1995
Channel: ITV

ITV
Meridian Television / Talkback Productions
Carlton Television / Mentorn Films / Scottish Television
Granada Television / Crucial Productions