Guardian :: It might not be the cheeriest of times, but the recession has sparked a golden age of comedy on British television. Commissioning editors have woken up to the fact that viewers want to be entertained by traditional comedies packed with jokes and well-known actors. Sky TV is ordering new comedies for all its entertainment networks – Sky Arts, Sky Living and Sky Atlantic – after scoring several comedy successes on Sky1. "Comedy is definitely something that works well in a recession," said Stuart Murphy, director of Sky Entertainment.
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