Beyond a Joke pp 146-161 | Cite as

Privacy, Embarrassment and Social Power: British Sitcom

  • Frances Gray


A middle-aged man strolls down the high street. He reaches a department store with plate glass windows. He takes a furtive look around. There is nobody in sight. He positions himself at the corner of the building and raises one arm and one leg. His reflection in the glass looks out at us — a mild-looking chap in spectacles apparently floating like a starfish in mid-air. He titters, and walks on.


Corporal Punishment School Bully Private World Situation Comedy Film Star 
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© Frances Gray 2005

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