Graham Linehan: Funny Business

The affectionate and revealing profile of prolific writer-director Graham Linehan, who has made his mark on some of the most influential British comedy programmes of the past 15 years, aired on RTE One in 2008.

The affectionate and revealing profile of prolific writer-director Graham Linehan, who has made his mark on some of the most influential British comedy programmes of the past 15 years, aired on RTE One in 2008.

Co-creator of Father Ted, Big Train and Black Books, the documentary followed Graham as he worked on his Channel 4 sitcom, The IT Crowd, bringing us into his unique world to explore the art, craft and deeply competitive business of creating contemporary television comedy.

Contributors include Steve Coogan, Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Paul Whitehouse, Charlie Higson, Griff Rhys Jones, Arthur Mathews and Ardal O’Hanlon, as well as executives like Caroline Leddy, Commissioning Editor for Comedy at Channel 4, all of whom have worked with Graham Linehan, all of whom, in their own distinctive way, have broken the television comedy mold.

Edited at here Screen Scene by freelance editor Brenda Morrissey, sound mixed by Ken Galvin, graded by Anna Kierans and online edited by Simon Thornton, the programme was produced by Martha O’Neill & Adam Rynne and directed by Adrian McCarthy for Wildfire Fire Films.