Monday, January 14, 2008

The Revival of The Audience Sitcom

The Writers' Guild presents The Revival of The Audience Sitcom on Tuesday 12th February from 7pm until 9pm. The event will be held at the Writers' Guild Centre, 17 Britannia Street, London WC1 9JN.

Despite numerous pronouncements of its imminent death the audience sitcom is alive, well, and re-inventing itself for the 21st Century. With The IT Crowd, Channel 4's first audience hit since 'Black Books', BBC1's Not Going Out and After You've Gone all re-commissioned for third series - and ITV re-entering the market with Teenage Kicks - the signs are good for television's most loved (and hated) format.

We've assembled an all-star panel to discuss the revival, and offer us pointers to the future. Joining us on the night will be Lucy Lumsden(Comedy Commissioning Editor, BBC), Beryl Vertue OBE (Producer of Coupling, Men Behaving Badly and countless hit shows), Ian Brown and James Hendrie(Writer-Producers of After You've Gone and My Family) and Charlie Hanson (Producer of Not Going Out). More names to be confirmed.

The discussion will be chaired by writer and comedian Dave Cohen (My Family)

Tickets for this event will be £5 for Guild members and £10.00 for non-members. If you would like to attend this exciting event please send a cheque payable to The Writers' Guild to 'The Revival of The Audience Sitcom', Writers' Guild of Great Britain, 15-17 Britannia Street, London, WC1X 9JN.

For more information email : or call 0207 833 0777.

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