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The Wrong Way

Dene Kernohan asks: Is Ben Elton’s new sitcom the worst ever made?

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I smell a hit.

“For me the sitcom is the holy grail of comedy writing, the toughest discipline but also the most rewarding”Ben Elton, April 2013)

The Wright Way (BBC One, Tuesdays 10.35pm) is a new Ben Elton studio sitcom about Gerald Wright, the by-the-book head of a local council Health and Safety dept. (David Haig).  Stylistically similar to The Thin Blue Line, Elton’s mid-90s ensemble series set in a police station and also featuring Haig, it aims to have some fun with today’s health and safety-conscious culture.

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