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Dick Clement, OBE (born 5 September 1937) is an English writer. Born in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex, England, Clement was educated at Bishop's Stortford College and is best known for his writing partnership with Ian La Frenais. Generally, Clement and La Frenais write comedies, or dramas with a comic tone. They are known for television series including, The Likely Lads, Whatever Happened to the Likely Lads?, Porridge, Lovejoy and Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. They have also written various other works for TV and a number of films, including The Commitments (with Roddy Doyle), Goal!, Flushed Away, Across The Universe and The Bank Job. They also wrote film versions of some of their television successes, which Clement himself usually directed. Both have been resident in the U.S. since the 1980s and have worked on such series as The Tracey Ullman Show, as well as uncredited script doctoring on films like Never Say Never Again, The Rock (1996) and Bad ... Show more...
Charts the early years of HandMade Films seen through the eyes of the filmmakers, key personnel, and the man who started it all: former Beatle George Harrison.
Documentary celebrating the British sitcom and taking a look at the social and political context from which our favourite sitcoms grew. We enjoy a trip through the comedy archive in the company of the people who made some of the very best British sitcoms. From The Likely Lads to I'm Alan Partridge, we find out the inspiration behind some of the most-loved characters and how they reflect the times they were ...
Runtime: 60 min.
Directed by: Breid McLoone