Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but ... See full summary »
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Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but occasionally only the one. Barker was excellent at fast talking and complicated dialog. Each week Corbett would tell a short joke and in doing so he'd digress and tell a dozen or more unrelated jokes on his way to the main punch line. Each series contained a mini comedy series as well as characters that'd return weekly. Also on the bill would be a musical piece from a well known singer/group. Written by Rob Hartill

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Release Date:

10 April 1971 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Два Ронни  »

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1.33 : 1
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Former Doctor Who (1963) lead actor Patrick Troughton (the Second Doctor) played the Judge in the Courtroom Quiz sketch of the 1984 Christmas Special. Doctor Who regular Nicholas Courtney (the Brigadier) also appeared in a 1973 episode. Ronnie Corbett would later star opposite Elisabeth Sladen in the Doctor Who spin-off series The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007). See more »


Ronnie Corbett: L.O.
Ronnie Barker: L.O.
Ronnie Corbett: R.U.B.C?
Ronnie Barker: S.V.R.B.C.
Various Characters: [enter waitress carrying a large ham on a silver salver] L.O.
Ronnie Barker: L.O.
Ronnie Corbett: L.O.
[exit waitress into kitchen]
Ronnie Corbett: F.U.N.E.X?
Ronnie Barker: S.V.F.X.
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One of the leading comedy/ variety shows in history!
3 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

"The Two Ronnies" is one of the funniest comedy/variety shows in British comedy history. Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett created some of the funniest sketches that were shown on television. Both were blessed with a natural wit. They complimented each other in a similar manner to Laurel and Hardy, in that they were as physically different to each other as could be but still worked so well together. Barker was the brains behind the series and wrote and collaborated on most of the material. The series lasted from 1971 to 1987 and goodness knows how many sketches. I laugh so hard every time I see them and that level of creativity only comes along once. The approach to the comedy was always to focus on character and on dialogue. Both Ronnies were very clever in their comic timing and knowing how to give the dialogue a double meaning when the sketch called for it. It was to the advantage of both comedians that they were trained as straight, dramatic actors as they created many different characters and to be as hilarious as they were. They played policemen, washer women, Canadian Mounties, officer workers, butlers and others. I enjoyed the spoofs they made in those serial programmes, simply brilliant. The song numbers they performed, they got away with because they made the songs amusing. The Two Ronnies are without doubt one of the funniest comedy teams in history, along with Laurel and Hardy, The Marx Brothers, Will Hay and Moore Marriott and Graham Moffat and Morecambe and Wise.

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