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Peter Kay's Car Share: a rare treat of a sitcom

Gem Wheeler May 3, 2017

With series two over and no further episodes on the horizon, we salute funny, warm, clever sitcom Peter Kay's Car Share...

Everyday life may be full of funny moments, but it’s fair to say that most of them aren’t found during the commute to work; traffic jams, roadworks and incompetent drivers raise stress levels like little else. The prospect of watching two people make small talk in a confined space as inane radio jingles play gooseberry in the background doesn’t sound like a promising start for a comedy series. Yet somehow, Peter Kay's Car Share won a huge audience for its first series on BBC One back in 2015. After a dramatic ending to its second run this week, fans were desperate to learn what would become of star-crossed couple John and Kayleigh’s burgeoning romance, only to have those hopes dashed when star, co-writer
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Six to watch: Mockumentaries

As Twenty Twelve lands on BBC4, we take a look back at six of the best mockumentaries

It is a distinctly British way to celebrate London holding the 2012 Olympic games – make a mock doc about the organising committee behind them. Twenty Twelve, which lands on BBC4 tonight with its tongue firmly in its cheek and People Like Us writer/director John Morton at the helm, is the latest mockumentary to raise a giggle. A gaggle of funny men and women have adopted the format, producing a string of superb spoofs along the way. So here are six of our favourites: shows that have usurped the documentary format and transformed it into a brilliant vehicle for belly laughs. But what have we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

The Office (2001-2003)

The Office represents a high point for the genre and, arguably, Ricky Gervais's career. The deserved winner
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