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Snoozes and silliness on show in archive pictures of BBC comedians

26 June 2016 8:44 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Compton Verney exhibition charts 60 years of comedy, from Hancock’s Half Hour to Miranda Hart

They range from a snoozing Frankie Howerd in a script conference to Miranda Hart cheerfully sharing a joke with the crew – unguarded moments chosen for an exhibition charting more than 60 years of BBC comedy.

The Howerd shot is particularly unguarded: he really is fast asleep. “No star would let that out these days,” said Steven Parissien, director of Compton Verney in Warwickshire, where more than 100 photographs, many previously unseen, will go on display next month.

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- Mark Brown Arts correspondent

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