Writer Simon Nye introduces three of Beryl Vertue’s favourite comedies and discusses the art of creating the television situation comedy with the director of so many of Hartswood’s comedies, Martin Dennis. Men Behaving Badly: In Bed With Dorothy: Series 4, Ep 6. BBC-Hartswood 1995, Directed by Martin Dennis, With Martin Clunes, Neil Morrissey, Caroline Quentin, Leslie Ash: The show that spawned the cult of laddism with its outrageous but endearing characters; My Good Friend: Ep 3. ITV-Hartswood 1995, Directed by Martin Dennis, With George Cole, Minnie Driver, Richard Pearson, Running time 30min - In his first post-Minder TV role, Cole plays a mischievous, meddling pensioner who refuses to slow down. He and a retired librarian embark on adventures not entirely appropriate for men of their advanced years; Is It Legal?: Big Desk Bob: Series 3, Ep 3. LWT-Hartswood 1998, Directed by Martin Dennis, With Imelda Staunton, Patrick Barlow, Richard Lumsden, Running time 24min - Amid the chaos in the ramshackle offices of solicitors Lotus, Spackman and Phelps is Stella, the snappy senior partner permanently poised to jump down someone’s throat.