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Cult British TV comedy: From Reeves and Mortimer to Psychoville

Leon Hunt


The TV debut of Vic Reeves Big Night Out on Channel 4 in 1990 is often seen as marking a turning point for British TV Comedy, ushering in what is often characterised as the ‘post-alternative’ era. The 1990s would produce acclaimed series such as Father Ted, The League of Gentlemen and The Fast Show, while the new century would produce such notable shows as The Mighty Boosh, The Office and Psychoville. However, while these shows enjoy the status of ‘cult classics’, comparatively few of them have received scholarly attention. This book is the first sustained critical analysis of the ‘post-altern ... More

Keywords: TV Comedy, Post-alternative comedy, Cult TV, British Television

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780719083778
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2013 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719083778.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leon Hunt, author