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The Den of Geek interview: Graham Linehan

It's no joke - DoG chats to the writing force behind now-legendary sitcoms Father Ted, Black Books and The IT Crowd...

Graham Linehan in the company of his best-known creations

After a false start with the critically lambasted Alexei Sayle comedy Paris, Graham Linehan and writing partner Arthur Matthews shot to stratospheric success in the UK TV comedy scene with the hugely popular ‘Ted & Ralph’ characters in the BBC’s Fast Show, going onto galactic domination by writing three series of the now-legendary Father Ted.

Linehan afterwards collaborated with Dylan Moran and others in the cult comedy Black Books, and teamed up again with Matthews for the off-beat sketch show Big Train.

Currently writing the third series of the hugely popular IT Crowd, Graham graciously took the time for a quick chat with DoG…

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