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Miranda Hart: Writing for Comedy

6 June 2011

The creator and star of hit comedy Miranda talks to TV critic Grace Dent about her writing process, techniques and inspirations.

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Having enjoyed two series of success, reaching over 4 million viewers and building up an extensive and loyal fan base, Miranda Hart is certainly doing something right - despite her feelings that the industry wouldn't like Miranda when it first aired, as studio comedy was perceived as too old-fashioned.

Miranda has been applauded for being warm, endearing and laugh-out-loud funny. In the words of its creator, writer and star, 'It now feels like people are allowed to openly like an uncool show.' In 2011 it earned a nomination at the BAFTA TV Awards.

I write double what I need to, to allow me to, hopefully, get down to the comedy gold.

In the full BAFTA Guru video, discover how the series was conceived, the writing process, where inspiration and influence is drawn from and the challenges Hart faces in her role as creator, writer and actor.

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