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Encyclopedia > Hartswood Films

Hartswood Films is a British television production company, founded and run by the experienced producer Beryl Vertue. The company is noted for its sitcom output, which includes Men Behaving Badly and Coupling (the latter written by Vertue's son-in-law Steven Moffat and produced by her daughter Sue). They have also produced dramas and documentaries. A sitcom or situation comedy is a genre of comedy performance originally devised for radio but today typically found on television. ... DVD - Series 1 to 6 Men Behaving Badly is a British sitcom, first broadcast in 1992 on ITV but moved to BBC One (and a later timeslot) from the third series onwards. ... Coupling season one cover Coupling is a sitcom written by Steven Moffat that debuted on BBC2 in May 2000. ... Steven Moffat appearing on Doctor Who Confidential Steven Moffat (born 1961 in Paisley, Scotland, UK) is a British comedy/drama writer who has contributed to television series since the late 1980s. ... Drama is a term generally used to refer to a literary form involving parts written for actors to perform. ... Documentary film is a broad category of cinematic expression united by the intent to remain factual or non-fictional. ...


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Men Behaving Badly - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (678 words)
Men Behaving Badly is a British sitcom, first broadcast in 1992 on ITV but moved to BBC One (and a later timeslot) from the third series onwards.
Produced by Hartswood Films, six series were made, and a final short run of three 45 minute episodes was made in 1998 to finally wrap the series up.
Location shots for the British series were filmed in and around Ealing in west London.
FT.com - Special Reports / Creative Business (1465 words)
Hartswood is also in discussions with Darren Star, creator of HBO's Sex And The City, about a US version of its most recent BBC2 sitcom, Coupling.
Hartswood's head of development, Elaine Cameron, is practically adopted, having worked with Vertue for more than 10 years.
Hartswood is also hatching another comedy film, Father Frank, based on Paul Burke's debut novel about an atheist priest, which has already attracted interest from the UK production community.
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