If you have read Robert Webb's memoir How Not to Be a Boy, you may remember that the youthfull Webb is handed an unlikely source of comedic inspiration: the mainstream sitcom No Place Like Home, which ran for five series on BBC1 in the 1980s.
It's about a middle-aged man, chagrined to find his grown-up children have taken up residence in the family home once again - a bit like Eric Chappell's Home to Roost, on around the same time - only more so, as this put-upon dad is lumbered with four kids and a wife. Not the most obvious of shows to stir the blood of the future star of a gloriously dark sitcom, but it set the seal on his decision to become a performer.
Not that he offers an unqualified tribute to the ability of its writer, Jon Watkins. Watching an episode in the afterglow of his own comic triumph in a school play, the young Webb is far from uncritical: