Heroes of Comedy (1995– )

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An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.

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Michael Parkinson ...
 Himself (9 episodes, 1997-2003)
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 Himself (7 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Himself (7 episodes, 1997-2002)
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 Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1995-2002)
Sidney James ...
 Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1997-2002)
Hattie Jacques ...
 Various (6 episodes, 1998-2002)
Bob Monkhouse ...
 Himself (5 episodes, 1995-1999)
Terry Wogan ...
 Himself (5 episodes, 1997-2002)
Richard Wattis ...
 Himself (5 episodes, 1995-2002)
Joan Sims
(5 episodes, 1995-2002)
Barry Cryer ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1995-2002)
Denis Norden ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1997-2002)
...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1997-2002)
Clive James ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1995-1999)
Harry Secombe ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1995-2002)
Victoria Wood ...
 Herself (4 episodes, 1995-1999)
Roy Hudd ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1995-2003)
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 Fred Kite / ... (4 episodes, 1995-2002)
Kenneth Williams ...
 Himself / ... (4 episodes, 1998-2002)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2000)
Barry Took ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
Alan Simpson ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
Bruce Forsyth ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Russell Davies ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2000-2003)
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 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Paul Merton ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Janet Brown ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
Liz Fraser ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Ray Galton ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
June Whitfield ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 1995-1998)
...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2000-2002)
Neil Shand ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Frankie Howerd ...
 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Max Miller ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Tommy Cooper ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1995-1999)
Tony Hancock ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Patricia Hayes ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 1995-2001)
Bill Cotton ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2002)
David Lodge ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Denis Healey ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Herself (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
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 Head Waiter (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Hugh Paddick
(3 episodes, 1995-2000)
Bob Todd
(3 episodes, 1998-2002)
Des O'Connor ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Russell Harty ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2001)
(3 episodes, 2000-2002)
Charlie Chester ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1995)
Jeffrey Archer ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Mike Craig ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1995-2000)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Joyce Grenfell ...
 Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1995)
Michael Grade ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1999)
Johnny Speight ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1995)
John Junkin ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Ian Davidson ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Norma Farnes ...
 Herself - Manager (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Richard Lester ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
Hugh Lloyd ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Ray Cooney ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Jonathan Miller ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Angela Douglas ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
Patrick Garland ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Lance Percival ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Peter Rogers ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2002)
Joseph McGrath ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Himself / ... (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Bernard Manning ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Clive Anderson ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
Caroline Aherne ...
 Herself / ... (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Anthea Askey ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Deborah Bull ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1999-2003)
Roy Clarke ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Harry Fowler ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2002)
Michael Bentine ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Moira Lister ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1995-2002)
Nicholas Parsons ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1995-2000)
Stuart Hall ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Marcus Brigstocke ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2002)
Rory Bremner ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
Bill Kerr ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Anne Hart ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Henry McGee ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Dilys Laye ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
William Franklyn ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Griff Rhys Jones ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2003)
...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
Raymond Huntley ...
 Magistrate (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Claire Rayner ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Janette Scott ...
 April Smith / ... (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Gillian Raine ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1997-2001)
John Osborne ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1995-2003)
Allan Cuthbertson
(2 episodes, 1995-2002)
(2 episodes, 1995-2002)
Royce Mills
(2 episodes, 1995-2002)
Dandy Nichols
(2 episodes, 1995-2002)
(2 episodes, 1995-2002)
Rita Webb
(2 episodes, 1995-2002)
Jimmy Edwards
(2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Margaret Rutherford
(2 episodes, 1995-1997)
(2 episodes, 1995)
(2 episodes, 1997-2002)
Roy Barraclough ...
 Cissie Braithwaite (2 episodes, 1997-2001)
Catherine Boyle
(2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Peter Brough
(2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Mario Fabrizi
(2 episodes, 1998-2002)
(2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Dilys Watling
(2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Eric Morecambe ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2001)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Edward Heath ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Mackay (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Colin Crompton ...
 Concert Chairman (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
(2 episodes, 2000-2002)
(2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Simon Hoggart ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Alan Moore / ... (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Gloria Hunniford ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Charles Hawtrey
(2 episodes, 2002)
...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2002)
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An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.

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Curate's egg....
5 May 2005 | by (Gloucester, England) – See all my reviews

This series was also issued as a single two-and-a-half hour single compilation programme, as reviewed herewith.

A bit of a curate's egg... good, but only in parts.

My main objection is the highly fragmented and frenetic nature of the programme - as if speaking to an audience with the attention span of a slightly concussed bee. Flick, flick, flick: two seconds of this, three seconds of that, four seconds of the other person speaking - just as you get interested, it's gone again. I must say, I find this approach to the viewer to be somewhat demeaning, not to say insulting.

However the glimpses, albeit distressingly fragmented, are nevertheless of great interest; the whole thing is well worth wading through if one is interested in the history and evolution of comedy. It contains several rarer items not easily to be found elsewhere.

Worth persevering with, on the whole.


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