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Old 27th December 2020, 07:37 AM   #118
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Originally Posted by ComsatAngel2017 View Post
The clue is in the title. Readers under the age of 90 who do not hail from the UK may not have understood. ITMA was a wartime radio broadcast.
It was the tommy Handley show dressed up as a sitcom.
ITMA was short for 'It's That Man Again'
It ran for 10 years from 1939 and only ended when Tommy Handley died.

ITMA was an important contributor to British morale during the war, with its cheerful take on the day-to-day preoccupations of the public, but its detailed topicality – one of its greatest attractions at the time – has prevented it from wearing well on repeated hearing. The show's lasting legacy is its influence on subsequent BBC comedy. ITMA's innovative structure – a half-hour comedy with musical interludes and a cast of regular characters with popular catchphrases – was successfully continued in comedy shows of the 1950s and 1960s, such as Take It from Here, The Goon Show and Round the Horne.

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