TV Series created by Graham Linehan
Meet the Alpha Mums, headed by Amanda, very much the queen bee. Everything is organised, clean and sparkly - even the kitchen cork board is a statement of success. At the other end of the spectrum, we meet Liz, who is totally chaotic and feels the kids should enjoy free expression - if they want to do kamikaze jumps of the sofa, she drags a mattress round for safety. Somewhere between Amanda and Liz is Julia - she is organised - she has to be as she is a successful events organiser - but when her mother Marion decides she is no longer going to be the free child-sitter and school-run taxi, Julia finds her organisation skills are taxed and nowhere near the level of the Alpha Mums. Also in the mix is Kevin - he is the stay-at-home dad, who, rather than fighting against that, is embracing it with gusto - much to the irritation of the other mums.
This is mothers and they really are - coping or not - competitive and helpful. If the Pulling girls had kids, this is what it would be like.
Following the Walshes a typical Irish family living in West Dublin were the kids are outgrowing the family home since the state of the Irish economy has forced the kids Ciara and Rory to live at home with Mammy, Carmel and Dad, Tony.
The IT Crowd
At the UK company Reynhold Industries, their corporate high-rise towers are full of beautiful happy people with one success story after another. Well, except for the employees that work in the basement - the IT department.
The show is set in 1969 in 'Swinging London' and delves into late 1960s culture and involved the characters in various ridiculous situations in this setting.
The show is based around Ray Purbbs, who is the editor of a counterculture magazine called Mouth which he produces in his flat in Notting Hill Gate.
Big Train is a surreal British television comedy sketch show created by Arthur Mathews and Graham Linehan, writers of the successful sitcom Father Ted. It was first broadcast in 1998 with a second series, in which Linehan was not involved, shown in 2002.
Father Ted is an Irish comedy about 3 parish priests living on Craggy Island - a remote island, off the Irish west coast. The main four characters are Father Ted Crilly, Father Dougal Maguire and Father Jack Hackett and their housekeeper.