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PUBLISHED: 12:59 26 January 2006 | UPDATED: 17:11 11 May 2010

Rick Gervais

Rick Gervais

Tuesday. BBC1 10.35pm THE cream of comic talent get a grilling from Alan Yentob as he tries to get to the bottom of why the traditional British sitcom is in decline, and how a new generation of comic creators are creating new angles to its traditional for

Tuesday. BBC1 10.35pm THE cream of comic talent get a grilling from Alan Yentob as he tries to get to the bottom of why the traditional British sitcom is in decline, and how a new generation of comic creators are creating new angles to its traditional format. For ages, many have been saying that British sitcom is dead. But for Alan and many other comics he interviews - including Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant, Paul Whitehouse, Chris Langham, as well as the cast of the Peep Show and Green Wing - it hasn't died. They argue that it has just mutated into a new genre of sitcom.

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