The Great British Shitcom

The Great British Shitcom
Watching British sitcoms of the past to see if they’ve stood the test of time. Hosts: Mark J Winter, Chris Wood & Chris Jones

NHS Charity: One Foot in The Game (Isolation Special) LIVE: Friday 8th 7pm
May 6 • 0 min
Mark will be hosting a live version of One Foot in The Game to raise money for the NHS and you’re all invited to play online. It’s free to play but we’re there’s an optional ‘pay what you like’ with all proceeds going to the NHS:…
Me & My Girl
Mar 9 • 43 min
It’s the last in the series for Shitcom series 4. This week, we watch Series 1 Episode 4 of Me & My Girl, entitled, Home Help. But what are the pressing issues at hand? Mark remembers hearing about a boy born with no bumhole, Wood has a mixup in a Candy…
Mar 2 • 65 min
For the penultimate episode of Shitcom, we watch Series 2 Episode 4 of Butterflies, entitled ‘A Dog’s Life’. (Side note - that means ‘miserable existence’.) Listen as the 3 of us desperately attempt to articulate the weighting of drama in a comedy. Such…
Bless This House
Feb 24 • 61 min
Sid James stars in Seires 1, Episode 8 of ‘Bless This House’ entitled ‘The Day of Rest’. Find out if we think it stands the test of time.
The Strange World of Gurney Slade
Feb 17 • 52 min
Normally, I’d spend time writing something here. But the truth is - I forgot to prep anything. I’m uploading these episodes late. Apologies. I can’t remember much about what went on here. Hopefully, you’ll enjoy it. We did. I remember that much.
Feb 10 • 53 min
Hello campers, its another episode of Shitcom for you. You’re welcome. This week, it’s Series 1, episode 6 of Hi-De-Hi entitled ‘Charity Begins at Home’. Mark does the longest blink known to man, Jones hosts Who Wants To Be a Millionaire while Wood wishes…
On The Buses
Feb 3 • 47 min
WE’RE BACK. 3 barely competent unprofessionals talk about more potentially forgotten sitcom classics. This week, it’s Series 3, Episode 1 of On The Buses entitled ‘First Aid’ We discuss Star Wars, Massage Parlour-Chip shops and Wood educates Mark on how…
Series 4 Trailer
Jan 20 • 1 min
New year, a new decade, same old Shitcom. We’ll be back next month with more potentially forgotten sitcoms classics. Much to the disapproval of Lennonmacca (thanks for the hilarious review you left us) we aim to bring you the same level of ‘why do I…
12 Days of Shitmas 2019: Part 2 - Get Some In!
Dec 22, 2019 • 33 min
What’s behind the second door of the advent calendar? Why, if it isn’t our old friends Esmonde & Larbey with ‘Get Some In!’. Set in 1955, a sitcom about a group of young men struggling to cope in the RAF. Enjoy the official Shitmas endorsed disco classic…
12 Days of Shitmas 2019: Part 3 - Still Game
Dec 22, 2019 • 50 min
With the first two episodes of Christmas dinner and desert lodged firmly in our swollen festive stomachs, we plough straight on into the cold meat sandwich that is ‘Still Game’. Two Scottish OAP’s and their views on how it used to be in the old days and…
12 Days of Shitmas 2019: Part 1 - That’s My Boy
Dec 22, 2019 • 40 min
Merry Shitmas, here’s the first of three audible equivalents of Coal under the Christmas tree. For this festive special, we kick things off with ‘That’s My Boy’. Amongst the traditional Christmas chat, the Shitcom lads talk about past jobs and debate…
Curry and Chips
Jun 11, 2019 • 66 min
In the final episode of the series, we decide to watch the video equivalent of Delhi belly in Curry and Chips. An incredibly ill conceived sitcom of good intentions stars a browned up Spike Milligan as half Irish, half Pakistani, Kevin O’Grady. Following…
The Thin Blue Line
Jun 4, 2019 • 75 min
Series 1, episode 4 of The Thin Blue Line: Rag Week. Inspector Raymond Fowler (Mr. Bean) has to set up standing order with the bank while having to deal with the shenanigans of local college students and his sex starved partner, Sergeant Patricia Dawkins…
Metal Mickey
Apr 16, 2019 • 57 min
In series 1, episode 8, Metal Mickey discovers he can make music and becomes a pop star thanks to a song written by Haley & Janey and some shady managing courtesy of Mr. Jason. Before long the Metal superstar leaves the Wilburforce family behind and moves…
Birds of a Feather
Apr 9, 2019 • 62 min
When I’m alone with only dreams of you that won’t come true, what’ll I do? Listen to this hour of drivel, that’s what. The bad boys of podcasting reconvene to expertly and sensitively analyse ‘Women’s Troubles’ - the stunning series 1, episode 4 of…
Baddiel’s Syndrome
Mar 25, 2019 • 56 min
Series 1 episode 9 of Baddiel’s Syndrome: Calligrula. David Baddiel gets all new television channels with a satellite so big it literally (not figuratively, literally) moves the very building its grounded in. His only son goes AWOL and takes up…
Miss Jones and Son
Mar 18, 2019 • 57 min
Series 1 episode 1 of Miss Jones and Son: From Here to Maternity. Elizabeth gives birth to baby Roland after a pregnancy so simple, its only narrowly beaten by a medically induced coma. But will life continue to be so simple for this strong independent…
The Good Life
Mar 11, 2019 • 54 min
Series 1 episode 4 of The Good Life: Pig’s Lib. Tom & Barbara test Margot’s patience by adding to their ever growing mini farm in their garden with, you guessed it, pigs. With a fraction of the recording cut off that can only be described as ‘the good…
Are You Being Served?
Mar 4, 2019 • 67 min
I’m Three… Series 3 that is, Shitcom is back and we’re kicking things off with series 3 episode 8 of Are You Being Served?: New Look The staff decide to give the department store a… new look. How is Mrs Slocombe’s pussy? How many times did they say…
12 Days of Shitmas: Part 3 - Fresh Fields
Dec 28, 2018 • 35 min
Final festive fun with Shitcom… it’s Fresh Fields. Anton Rodgers and Julia McKenzie play William and Hester, a couple suffering ‘empty-nest syndrome’ with their two grown-up children. When their children can’t make it for Christmas they invite friends and…
12 Days of Shitmas: Part 2 - Dinnerladies
Dec 28, 2018 • 29 min
So this is Shitmas and what have we done? Another year over, another sitcom of dross. Part 2 we’re watching Dinnerladies. Bren, as played by the late Victoria Wood, goes on an emotional rollercoaster on what is not only Christmas Eve but her birthday.…
12 Days of Shitmas: Part 1 - Rising Damp
Dec 28, 2018 • 30 min
Ho Ho Ho, Merry Shitmas. Join us for the first of three Christmas specials where firstly we watch Rising Damp. Rigsby, as played by Leonard Rossiter, is feeling lonely on Boxing Day but soon discovers his tenants are also home. With some questionable…
Bottle Boys
Dec 28, 2018 • 57 min
UP WITH THE LARK. Closing Series 2 for us is Bottle Boys. Series 2, Episode 7 entitled ‘The Milk Cup Runneth Over’ stars Robin Askwith as David Deacon, football-mad milkman. Perhaps more famous for his bawdy films ‘Confessions of…’ …if that’s your kind of…
Brush Strokes
Dec 28, 2018 • 55 min
Brush Strokes. Series 6, Episode 4 starring Karl Howman as Jacko. The man who ‘appreciates’ women. Will he find true love? We’ll try find out. Be-cos-of you. These things I do… A, woah-oh. Twitter / Instagram / Facebook…
Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em
Dec 28, 2018 • 55 min
Do you like penny whistle? Do you like slapstick comedy? Do you like your ears bleeding? You’ve come to the right place. This week we watch Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em. Starring Michael Crawford as Frank Spencer and Michele Dotrice as Betty Spencer. We’re…
In Sickness And In Health
Dec 28, 2018 • 42 min
In honour of the late, great Chas Hodges of Chas & Dave fame, we decided to watch Til Death Do Us Part. Upon realising that’s not the right theme tune we instead watched ‘In Sickness And In Health’. This weeks episode is In Sickness And In Health,…
My Hero
Nov 29, 2018 • 47 min
It’s Shitcom. This weeks episode is My Hero. Starring Ardal O’Hanlon as Thermoman/George Sunday and Emily Joyce as Janet Dawkins. We’re watching Series 3, Episode 3 entitled ‘Pet Rescue’ Facebook/Twitter/Instagram @britishshitcom #shitcom Merchandise…
One Foot in The Grave
Nov 29, 2018 • 53 min
Welcome back to The Great British Shitcom: Series 2. Today we’re watching, One Foot in The Grave that stars Victor Meldrew (played by Richard Wilson); a retiree who attracts bad luck, and his long-suffering wife Margaret (Annette Crosbie). We’re watching…
2point4 Children
Nov 29, 2018 • 58 min
In the last of the current series of The Great British Shitcom we find the jackpot we’ve wanted for so long, ‘2point4 Children’. Starring Belinda Lang and the late Gary Olsen. Twitter / Instagram / Facebook @britishshitcom /…
Home Improvement
Nov 29, 2018 • 42 min
Howdy y’all and welcome to a super special independence day episode of The Great American Shitcom. Today we’ll be watching Home Improvement while discussing DIY, socks, and potatoes vs yams. Urhhhhhhh Twitter / Instagram /…
Waiting for God
Nov 29, 2018 • 34 min
Today we blindly choose to watch Series 2 Episode 8 of ‘Waiting for God’. Starring Graham Crowden and Stephanie Cole we very quickly begin to ask ourselves exactly why we chose to watch this sitcom in the first place. Twitter /…
Men Behaving Badly (Part 2)
Nov 29, 2018 • 41 min
In the second part of a Men Behaving Badly double bill Martin Clunes is joined by Neil Morrissey for Series 5, episode 2 entitled ‘The Good Pub Guide’ Twitter / Instagram / Facebook @britishshitcom / #shitcom
Men Behaving Badly (Part 1)
Nov 29, 2018 • 33 min
In the first of a Men Behaving Badly double-bill, we watch Series 1 Episode 2 entitled ‘The Bet’. Joined by the usual cast of Caroline Quentin, Leslie Ash, and Martin Clunes, Harry Enfield plays the part of Clunes’ flatmate, Dermot.…
Nov 29, 2018 • 42 min
Today we watch ‘Dad’ Series 1 Episode 4 entitled ‘Habadadery’ starring Kevin McNally (Alan Hook) and his loveable father George Cole (Brian Hook). Twitter / Instagram / Facebook @britishshitcom / #shitcom
The Brittas Empire
Nov 29, 2018 • 48 min
This week on Shitcom we watch Series 1, Episode 2 of The Brittas Empire starring Chris Barrie (Gordon Brittas) entitled ‘Opening Day’. Twitter / Instagram / Facebook @britishshitcom / #shitcom
Gimme Gimme Gimme
Nov 29, 2018 • 38 min
Hello and welcome to the first episode of The Great British Shitcom. Today we watch the pilot episode to Gimme Gimme Gimme entitled ‘Who’s That Boy?’ starring James Dreyfus (Tom Farrell) and Kathy Burke (Linda La Hughes) Thanks for joining us……