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)
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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 / ... (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)
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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 / ... (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)
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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 (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)
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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 (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)
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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 (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)
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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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'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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