On the Narrative Features of British Sitcoms: Take The IT Crowd and Yes, Prime Minister as Examples

Chun MAO, Xiao HU, Yuhua ZHENG


In recent years, British TV dramas have been a glaring phenomenon and the “new favorite” of fans who love watching overseas TV plays. This paper takes two TV dramas of The IT Crowd and Yes, Prime Minister for case studies, explores the narrative features of British sitcom from dramatic narrative tendency, core narration of “people”, self-deprecating humor, unity of conflict and social significance, concludes three points of inspiration for China’s film and television creation: “learn” instead of “imitate”, “serious” instead of “funny”, “modern” as well as “traditional.”



British sitcom; Narrative feature; The IT Crowd; Yes, Prime Minister

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3968/%25x


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