In “Britcoms FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About Our Favorite Sophisticated, Outrageous British Television Comedies” (Applause, $19.99), Dave Thompson presents a sweeping survey of the very best in British sitcoms.
Thompson writes with a deep love and cultural understanding of the shows, highlighting the programs’ finest performances and greatest jokes. It starts with the medium’s transition from radio to television and includes its thematic shift from straight-forward humor to political and social commentary.
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