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Release Date:
30 May 2003 (Finland) See more »
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As the title suggests, "A Bit of Fry and Laurie" is less of a specific format than a 'coat-hanger' for short sketches... See more »
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Cast

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Stephen Fry ... Various Characters (26 episodes, 1987-1995)

Hugh Laurie ... Various Characters (26 episodes, 1987-1995)
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Series Directed by
Roger Ordish (13 episodes, 1987-1990)
Bob Spiers (7 episodes, 1995)
Kevin Bishop (6 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Writing credits
Stephen Fry (26 episodes, 1987-1995)
Hugh Laurie (26 episodes, 1987-1995)

Series Produced by
Roger Ordish .... producer (13 episodes, 1987-1990)
Nick Symons .... producer (12 episodes, 1990-1992)
Janice Thomas .... assistant producer (7 episodes, 1995)
Kevin Bishop .... producer (6 episodes, 1992)
Jon Plowman .... producer (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Original Music by
Hugh Laurie (unknown episodes)
 
Series Film Editing by
Chris Booth (7 episodes, 1987-1989)
Lee Eynon (7 episodes, 1995)
Damian Raistrick (6 episodes, 1990)
Vic Vine (6 episodes, 1990)
Mark Lawrence (6 episodes, 1992)
Rob Poole (4 episodes, 1995)
Colin Jones (3 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Production Design by
Victor Meredith (7 episodes, 1989-1990)
Grenville Horner (7 episodes, 1995)
Steve Keogh (6 episodes, 1992)
Stephen Sharratt (6 episodes, 1992)
Paul Munting (5 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Costume Design by
Sarah Burns (7 episodes, 1995)
Jan Hughes (6 episodes, 1989)
Richard Croft (6 episodes, 1990)
Lyn Avery (6 episodes, 1992)
Anna Stubley (3 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Makeup Department
Jayne Buxton .... hair designer / makeup designer (7 episodes, 1995)
Martha Livesley .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1990)
Benita Barrell .... makeup designer (6 episodes, 1992)
Judith Morgan .... makeup designer (5 episodes, 1989)
 
Series Production Management
Babara Jones .... production manager (12 episodes, 1989-1990)
Gareth Carrivick .... production manager (7 episodes, 1995)
John L. Spencer .... production manager (4 episodes, 1992)
Richard Valentine .... production manager (3 episodes, 1992)
Terry Pettigrew .... production manager (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Art Department
Bernard Heyes .... graphic designer (13 episodes, 1992-1995)
Bob Warans .... production buyer (7 episodes, 1995)
Liz Jones .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1989)
Paul Richmond .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1989)
Chris Ferriday .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1990)
Andrew Smee .... graphic designer (6 episodes, 1990)
Amanda George .... properties buyer (6 episodes, 1992)
Oliver Elmes .... graphic designer (4 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Sound Department
Stuart Moser .... film sound (7 episodes, 1995)
Laurie Taylor .... sound supervisor (7 episodes, 1995)
Keith Gunn .... sound (6 episodes, 1989)
Tony Revell .... sound (6 episodes, 1990)
Jem Whippey .... sound supervisor (6 episodes, 1992)
Michael Spencer .... film recordist (5 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Andy McVean .... visual effects (1 episode, 1992)
 
Series Stunts
Steve Dent .... stunt coordinator (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Roger Goss .... camera supervisor (12 episodes, 1987-1990)
John Vincent .... camera supervisor (11 episodes, 1989-1995)
Graham Rimmington .... lighting director (8 episodes, 1987-1995)
Robert Pascal .... film camera (7 episodes, 1995)
Duncan Brown .... lighting (6 episodes, 1989)
Alan Horne .... lighting (6 episodes, 1990)
John Daly .... film camera (6 episodes, 1992)
Chris Kempton .... lighting director (6 episodes, 1992)
Chris Miller .... camera supervisor (5 episodes, 1992)
William Dudman .... camera operator (3 episodes, 1990)
David Whitaker .... camera supervisor (2 episodes, 1992)
 
Series Editorial Department
Carol Abbott .... vision mixer (10 episodes, 1989-1990)
Heather Gilder .... vision mixer (6 episodes, 1992)
Hilary West .... vision mixer (5 episodes, 1995)
Kathryn Randall .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1989-1992)
Hilary Briegel .... vision mixer (3 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Music Department
Simon Brint .... musical director / composer: incidental music (9 episodes, 1992-1995)
Philip Pope .... composer: theme music / musical director (8 episodes, 1990-1992)
Harry Stoneham .... composer: title music (6 episodes, 1989)
Camille Saint-Saëns .... composer: theme music: closing theme (3 episodes, 1990)
 
Series Other crew
Jon Canter .... script editor (12 episodes, 1990-1992)
John Latus .... resource coordinator (7 episodes, 1995)
Rebecca Martin .... production assistant (7 episodes, 1995)
Michael Towner .... assistant floor manager (7 episodes, 1995)
Trudy Waldron .... production secretary (7 episodes, 1995)
Sally Bates .... production team (6 episodes, 1989)
Bill Cole .... technical coordinator (6 episodes, 1989)
Lydia Setton .... production team (6 episodes, 1989)
Julia Hancock .... production assistant (6 episodes, 1990)
Ray Hider .... technical coordinator (6 episodes, 1990)
Terry Pettigrew .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1990)
Simon Foster .... assistant floor manager (6 episodes, 1992)
Mike Spencer .... film recordist (6 episodes, 1992)
Valerie Wilson .... production assistant / script supervisor (6 episodes, 1992)
Lance Wood .... resource coordinator (6 episodes, 1992)
Nicky Hinkley .... choreographer (2 episodes, 1990)
Melanie O'Toole .... design assistant (2 episodes, 1990)
Richard Laxton .... assistant floor manager (2 episodes, 1992)
 

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UK:30 min (26 episodes)
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Australia:M | Australia:PG (some episodes) | Canada:PG

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Stephen:Secret vices? I don't know. Rather too fond of chocolate Hob Nobs. My wife tells me I overdo the heroin. Otherwise, not really.
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22 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Triple damn and an extra slice of damn for tomorrow!, 2 September 2006
Author: trigerchic from United States

This is the BEST comedy sketch show I have ever seen, besides or perhaps alongside with Monty Python. Their characters are flawless and the duo are absolutely perfect for one another. Laurie wonderfully balances out Fry's excellent but at times overbearing presence, while Fry brings Laurie round and supports him subtly but effectively. Possibly the most outstanding aspect of this marvel is their hilarious and creative wordplay, which is made even better by Lauries comical physical comedy and Fry's occasional hilarious slapstick. An example of their creativeness is seen here:

Fry: "Which of sir's manifold hairs would he care to place in my professional care for the purposes of securing an encutment?"

Laurie: "Well, all of them."

Fry: "My, I haven't cut a full head of hair since before the war!"

Another favorite of mine is the recurring skit of Tony and his coffee-obsessed boss Control, as their interactions are robotic and excessively civil, while at the same time having innuendo like undertones. They supposedly work for the CIA.

This is, again, the most drop-dead hilarious show you will ever come across. If you see only one of Hugh Laurie's or Stephen Fry's works, let this be it!!!

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