An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.
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 Himself (7 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Himself / ... (6 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Himself (5 episodes, 1995-1999)
Barry Cryer ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Himself (7 episodes, 1997-2002)
Denis Norden ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1997-2002)
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 Himself (4 episodes, 1997-2002)
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 Herself (4 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Himself (4 episodes, 1995-2003)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
Clive James ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Himself (5 episodes, 1997-2002)
Harry Secombe ...
 Himself (4 episodes, 1995-2002)
Barry Took ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1997-2000)
Alan Simpson ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
Russell Davies ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 2000-2003)
Janet Brown ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 2000-2002)
Neil Shand ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Bill Cotton ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 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)
Bruce Forsyth ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1995-2000)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
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 Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Michael Grade ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1999)
Johnny Speight ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
Ian Davidson ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Norma Farnes ...
 Herself - Manager (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Liz Fraser ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
Richard Lester ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
Hugh Lloyd ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Ray Cooney ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Ray Galton ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
Jonathan Miller ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Angela Douglas ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
June Whitfield ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 1995-1998)
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)
Deborah Bull ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1999-2003)
Roy Clarke ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2000)
Harry Fowler ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2002)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Michael Parkinson ...
 Himself (10 episodes, 1997-2003)
David Lodge ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Stuart Hall ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Marcus Brigstocke ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2002)
Rory Bremner ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
William Franklyn ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
Griff Rhys Jones ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2003)
Denis Healey ...
 Himself (3 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Herself / ... (1 episode, 1999)
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 Dame Edna Everage / ... (1 episode, 1999)
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 Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Bernard Manning ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Mike Yarwood ...
 Albert Steptoe / ... (1 episode, 2002)
Clive Anderson ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Roy Boulting ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Gwen Cooper ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Dave Allen ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
George Cole ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Herself (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Anthea Askey ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1998-2000)
Peter Bellwood ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Peter Alliss ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Kenny Baker ...
 Himself - Trumpeter (1 episode, 1999)
Charlotte Barker ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Duggie Brown ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
John Barron ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Tony Bilbow ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Cilla Black ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1995-2002)
William Blezard ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Paul Daniels ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Patricia Hayes ...
 Herself (3 episodes, 1995-2001)
Dave Cash ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Joan Bakewell ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1999)
John Ballantyne ...
 Himself - Ear Consultant and Friend (1 episode, 1999)
Laurie Bellew ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Richard Dacre ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Terry Johnson ...
 Himself - Playwright (1 episode, 2000)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Stanley Baxter ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Nicky Campbell ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Johnny Hutch ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Peter Charlesworth ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Michael Billington ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Patrick Dickinson ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Dick Clement ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Humphrey Lyttelton ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Vince Powell ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Nicholas Parsons ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1995-2000)
John Howard Davies ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Eric Gear ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Lin Chong ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1998)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Val Doonican ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
George Fairweather ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Jean Boht ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Germaine Greer ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Felix Dexter ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Christine Hamilton ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Herself (2 episodes, 1995-2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
George Melly ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
James Roose-Evans ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Joan Savage ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Tracy Dawson ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Jo Gurnett ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Karl Howman ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Lew Grade ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Judith Chalmers ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1999)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Chris Graham ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Paul Jackson ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Anita Harris ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Ned Sherrin ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Jeremy Hawk ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Richard Ingrams ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Bill Kenwright ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Gemma Craven ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Lesley Joseph ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Danny La Rue ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Olga Lowe ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
Madeline Smith ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1995)
Hughie Green ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Cleo Rocos ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Dennis Kirkland ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Victor Lownes ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Johnny Mans ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Roger McGough ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
John Hamp ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Sandy Wilson ...
 Composer / ... (1 episode, 2000)
Tom Farrell ...
 Himself - School Friend (1 episode, 2001)
Anne Hart ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Bill Kerr ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2002)
Michael Medwin ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
John Browell ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Merlith McKendrick ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Henry McGee ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-2002)
John Lahr ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Elaine Paige ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Gerald Kaufman ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Dilys Laye ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Dick Vosburgh ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1995)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Mo Moreland ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Brian Tesler ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Vyacheslav Polunin ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Fenella Fielding ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Bernard Manning Jr. ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Richard Stilgoe ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Joan Le Mesurier ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Alan Plater ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Steve Wright ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Phillip Oakes ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Adrian Slade ...
 Himself - University Friend (1 episode, 1998)
Pete Waterman ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Hugh Stewart ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Bill Tidy ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
John Williams ...
 Himself - Musician (1 episode, 1999)
Jonathan Margolis ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Terry Hughes ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Robin Le Mesurier ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Ruxton Hayward ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
Naomi Plaskitt ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1997)
Phyllis Rounce ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Richard Stone ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
John Wells ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Rick Wakeman ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Esther Rantzen ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2000)
Andrew Ray ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Robert Winston ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2001)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1997-2002)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Don Taffner ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Emily Perry ...
 Herself / ... (1 episode, 1999)
Gary Wilmot ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
George Roper ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Ian La Frenais ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Rosemary Leach ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Sheridan Morley ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Herself (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
David Hatch ...
 Himself - Radio Producer (1 episode, 2000)
Cyril Smith ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Vernon Lawrence ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2001)
John Hegley ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Mo Mowlam ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
William G. Stewart ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Sue Upton ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1998)
Beryl Vertue ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1998)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
John Stalker ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Mark Lewisohn ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Carla Lane ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Claire Rayner ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
Gyles Brandreth ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Benny Sternberg ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Diana Coupland ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Reg Varney ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1998)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Peter Vincent ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
John Virgo ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2000)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Alan Hume ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Mary Selway ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1997)
David Nobbs ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Cliff Morgan ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
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 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Anthony Parker ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Gillian Raine ...
 Herself (2 episodes, 1997-2001)
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 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Camilla Rossiter ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2001)
Richard Whiteley ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2001)
Keith Barron ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Christopher Beeny ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
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 Himself (2 episodes, 1998-1999)
Felix De Wolfe ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
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 Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Deric Longden ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
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 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
Duncan Preston ...
 Himself (1 episode, 1999)
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 Herself (2 episodes, 1995-1999)
Sarah Thomas ...
 Herself (1 episode, 1999)
Russ Abbot ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
John Ammonds ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Brad Ashton ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Alan Boyd ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Garry Bushell ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Jonathan Cecil ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Pat Coombs ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Suzanne Danielle ...
 Herself / ... (1 episode, 2002)
Peter Elliott ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Edward Heath ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 1999-2002)
Fay Hillier ...
 Herself (1 episode, 2002)
Simon Hoggart ...
 Himself (2 episodes, 2000-2002)
Laurie Mansfield ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Ernest Maxin ...
 Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Royston Mayoh ...
 Himself (1 episode, 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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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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