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Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie were among the most successful acts of the alternative comedy show Saturday Live/Friday Night Live and after a Christmas pilot in 1987, the BBC commissioned a series in 1989."My father wouldn't have a television in the house, so we used to gather round every night and watch it on the lawn".
Fry and Laurie explored a seemingly inexhaustible list of subjects with a delicious turn of phrase and elaborate wordplay.
Tagging along with this duo of happily married opposites are their three precocious kids.
A success at his construction business and the family breadwinner at home, Jim feeds his other passion - blues music - playing with his six-man garage band.
Fast-paced and wildly comedic, the series confronts social and moral issues, while its characters continually stretch the boundaries of the law.