Don't Mention The War

For 60 years, radio and TV programmes, films and books have made comedy out of the Second World War, and recently, the German ambassador to the UK criticised our continuing obsession with it.

Paul Jackson investigates the war's enduring appeal to British comedians and comedy writers alike, and traces how their response to the subject has changed but never gone away.

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2005071620051127Paul Jackson investigates the war's enduring appeal to British comedians and comedy writers alike, and traces how their response to the subject has changed but never gone away.
Genome: [r4 Bd=19940328]Concluding the archive series on aspects of nationalism, Philip Brady discovers that prejudices about the Germans are no laughing matter. Producer Elizabeth Burke
Genome: [r4 Bd=19950623]Bouncing Bombs, Great Escapes, Cruel Seas, The Hun in the Sun and Colonel Bogey. Francis Wheen asks why British culture leans so heavily on the Second World War? Producer Mary Price