Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best sitcoms and comedy shows from both the UK and the USA.
Today we will be looking at a sitcom that was filmed in the traditional way and won 8 awards – Miranda
Opening Titles / Theme Tune
About the Show
Summary of Plot
Socially inept Miranda always gets into awkward situations; working in her joke shop with best friend Stevie, being hounded by her pushy mother, and especially when she’s around her crush Gary – IMDb
Number of Seasons / Episodes
Miranda Hart – Miranda
Patricia Hodge – Penny
Tom Elis – Gary Preston
Sarah Hadland – Stevie
+The series is recorded like a traditional sitcom, with the actors performing scenes in front of multiple cameras and the camera cuts being performed by a vision mixer while the action unfolds on the studio floor.
+The series is recorded in front of a live audience.
+ The first three seasons were recorded at BBC Television Centre before its closure. The 2014/15 specials were then done at The London Studios.
+ Miranda Hart (Miranda), Patricia Hodge (Penny) and Tom Ellis (Gary) are the only actors to appear in all 20 episodes of the series. Sarah Hadland (Stevie) did film scenes in all episodes, however her appearence in series 2 episode “Just Act Normal” was cut from broadcast.
+ Sally Phillips and Miranda Hart previously worked together on various episodes of Phillips’ sketch show Smack the Pony (1999), which was Hart’s television debut, and a single episode of Hart’s comedy show Hyperdrive (2006).