Comedy Playhouse


BBC One (UK)



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Comedy Playhouse is a long-running British anthology series of one-off unrelated sitcoms that aired for 120 episodes from 1961 to 1975. Many episodes later graduated to their own series, including Steptoe and Son, Meet the Wife, Till Death Us Do Part, All Gas and Gaiters, Up Pompeii!, Not in Front of the Children, Me Mammy, That's Your Funeral, The Liver Birds, Are You Being Served? and Last of the Summer Wine, which is the world's longest running sitcom, having run from January 1973 to August 2010.

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S18E1 - Tim Vine Travels Through Time

Sitcom featuring master of the pun Tim Vine. Tim is in search of a celebrity for the grand opening of his antiques shop, and it just so happens that his very first customer is sports presenter and Strictly Come Dancing champion Ore Oduba, who asks Tim if he can mend his ancient golden arrow. Tim steps inside his very special grandfather clock, which takes him back in time to Sherwood Forest during the days of Robin Hood and his band of merry men. On arriving, Tim is greeted by Robin himself. Robin is suffering from a broken heart. He has mysteriously lost his famous bullseye aim and with it the love of Maid Marion. Tim must get to the bottom of the mystery, but local tyrant and shouty killjoy the Sheriff of Nottingham is determined to drive him out of town. Can Tim get to the bottom of this skullduggery to help Robin regain his archery prowess and win back the love of Maid Marion?

Air Date: 01 Sep 2017 16:40 (CDT)

S18E2 - Mister Winner

Mister Winner is a sitcom about a well-meaning but hapless chap who is prone to accidents, complications and landing himself in unusual and often somewhat dangerous situations.

Leslie plans to propose to his girlfriend, Jemma Smith, but unknown to him, she is having doubts about their relationship as he doesn't take life seriously enough. Jemma is a young professional from Croydon who loves Leslie, but doesn't know if that's enough as he doesn't have a job, any money, or ever take her anywhere. But he makes her laugh more than anyone else ever has.

Air Date: 08 Sep 2017 16:40 (CDT)

S18E3 - Static

Twenty-something Rob jacks in a job in London to move back in with his parents in their southeast London family home, only to discover they've just sold the house and moved to a static caravan park in Margate.

Not only is Rob now jobless, but he's now having to live on a sofabed in his parents' caravan in a holiday park 80 miles from London whilst he figures out his next move.

Air Date: 15 Sep 2017 16:40 (CDT)