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Subject: alt.comedy.british FAQ (1/4) Introduction

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Archive-name: tv/british-comedy/general-faq/part1 URL: http://cathouse.org/BritishComedy/Info/a.c.b_FAQ/ Posting-Frequency: every 14 days Last-modified: 23 May 1995 Version: 2.01
alt.comedy.british FAQ ====================== Part 1: Introduction -------------------- Version 2.01 Compiled by James Kew, j.kew@ic.ac.uk. Certain questions and topics come up with monotonous regularity on alt.comedy.british. This FAQ is designed to provide answers and pointers to further information. Feedback, information and suggestions for additional topics are encouraged. Copyright 1994, 1995 James Kew. Reproduction in unaltered form for non-profit use is encouraged. Any other reproduction is prohibited without permission. Vendor details are for information only. I have no connection with any companies listed in this FAQ. Do not bend, fold, spindle or mutilate. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Changes from Version 2.00 ------------------------- + PhONEday changes to UK telephone numbers + alt.tv.ab-fab + Now 3 (and 3 only) AbFab series + Updated Craig Charles info ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contents -------- Part 1: Introduction + Changes since last version + Contents + Where to find this FAQ + Acknowledgements Part 2: British Comedy on the Net 1. Netiquette? What's that? 2. What do all the abbreviations mean? 3. What's alt.comedy.british for? 4. What other newsgroups discuss British comedy? 5. Where can I find FAQs/scripts/episode guides? 6. Is any of this stuff available on the WWW? 7. What's FTP? What's WWW? What's a URL? 8. Could somebody mail me...? Part 3: Specific Questions 1. Why are British TV series so short? 2. How many episodes of this show were there? 3. What else has this actor been in? 4. What is The Good Life? What's Grace And Favour? 5. Wasn't Craig Charles charged with rape? 6. Will there be a seventh series of Red Dwarf? 7. What is the Absolutely Fabulous song? 8. Will there be a fifth series of Blackadder? 9. What were the characters in Captain Pugwash called? 10. What does this phrase mean? 11. What's the difference between England, Great Britain and the UK? Part 4: Buyer's Guide 1. Where can I buy copies of my favourite comedy? ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Where to find this FAQ ---------------------- The FAQ is posted every two weeks to alt.comedy.british, alt.answers and news.answers. The current version of the FAQ is available at: ftp://cathouse.org/pub.cathouse/british.humour/alt.comedy.british.FAQ/ A hypertext version is available on the WWW at: http://cathouse.org/BritishComedy/Info/a.c.b_FAQ/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Acknowledgements ---------------- Many people have contributed in one way or another to this document, by maintaining an archive or FAQ or by sending me comments and information: Tom Barrett, Pat Berry, Dave Budd, Gwen Brophy, Dave Chapman, "Sir Darkwolf", Brandon Freels, Dave Gagne, Leverne Gething, Koen Gijsbers, Vincent Golden, Trish Greig, Jason Heimbaugh, Nathan Hughes, Joseph Hutcheon, Joe Isham, David Josephson, Wesley Kim, Terry Maton, Cindy Tittle Moore, Paul Rhodes, Dave Rogers, Janie Rubin, Steve Silberberg, Ross Smith, Russel Street, Kerrie Sutton, Nathan Torkington, Andrew Wong. My apologies to anyone I've omitted! My thanks to Ian Collier, for bouncing back my "we need an FAQ" idea and for corrections and suggestions. Many special thanks to Melinda Casino, for enthusiasm, ideas and information. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ James Kew, j.kew@ic.ac.uk, may 1995