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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Sidney James ...
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Hattie Jacques ...
 Various (archive footage) (6 episodes, 1998-2002)
Bob Monkhouse ...
 Himself (5 episodes, 1995-1999)
Terry Wogan ...
 Himself (5 episodes, 1997-2002)
Richard Wattis ...
 Himself (archive footage) (5 episodes, 1995-2002)
Joan Sims ...
(archive footage) (5 episodes, 1995-2002)
Barry Cryer ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1995-2002)
Denis Norden ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1997-2002)
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 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 / ... (archive footage) (4 episodes, 1995-2002)
Kenneth Williams ...
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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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Paul Merton ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Janet Brown ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 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)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 2000-2002)
Neil Shand ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Frankie Howerd ...
 Himself / ... (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Max Miller ...
 Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Tommy Cooper ...
 Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1995-1999)
Tony Hancock ...
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 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 (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Hugh Paddick ...
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Bob Todd ...
(archive footage) (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
Des O'Connor ...
 Himself (archive footage) (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Russell Harty ...
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(archive footage) (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 / ... (archive footage) (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)
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 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 (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
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 Himself / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Himself (archive footage) (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 (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
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 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)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
Raymond Huntley ...
 Magistrate (archive footage) (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 (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995-2003)
Allan Cuthbertson ...
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Royce Mills ...
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Dandy Nichols ...
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(archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995-2002)
Rita Webb ...
(archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995-2002)
Jimmy Edwards ...
(archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Margaret Rutherford ...
(archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
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(archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995)
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(archive footage) (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
Roy Barraclough ...
 Cissie Braithwaite (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1997-2001)
Catherine Boyle ...
(archive footage) (2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Peter Brough ...
(archive footage) (2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Mario Fabrizi ...
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Dilys Watling ...
(archive footage) (2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Eric Morecambe ...
 Himself (archive footage) (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 (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Colin Crompton ...
 Concert Chairman (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
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Simon Hoggart ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Alan Moore / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Gloria Hunniford ...
 Herself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Charles Hawtrey ...
(archive footage) (2 episodes, 2002)
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 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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30 March 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

'Heroes of Comedy' was a great series because it covered a wide range and scope of comedians during its run: Sid James, Kenneth Williams, Arthur Haines, Max Wall, Max Miller, Tony Hancock, the Goons, Terry-Thomas, Frankie Howerd, and many others.

Along with the usual 'talking head' interviews there were many clips of whoever was the subject, usually well-chosen and not always the same old stuff you'd expect. It was a pleasure to watch, especially when the subject was someone who isn't seen much on TV these days.

This kind of series is what TV was made for - to celebrate the lives and careers of those who enriched the entertainment world. Heroes indeed (although I'd like to see some of the great ladies of comedy similarly honoured in the not-too-distant future!).


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