An affectionate look at the life and work of some of Britain's best-loved comedians.
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 Himself / ... 6 episodes, 1995-2002
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Barry Cryer ...
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Denis Norden ...
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Clive James ...
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Barry Took ...
Alan Simpson ...
Russell Davies ...
Janet Brown ...
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Neil Shand ...
Bill Cotton ...
Charlie Chester ...
Jeffrey Archer ...
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Mike Craig ...
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 Himself / ... 3 episodes, 1995-2002
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Johnny Speight ...
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Ian Davidson ...
Norma Farnes ...
 Herself - Manager 2 episodes, 1999-2002
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Hugh Lloyd ...
Ray Cooney ...
Ray Galton ...
Jonathan Miller ...
Angela Douglas ...
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June Whitfield ...
Patrick Garland ...
Lance Percival ...
Peter Rogers ...
Joseph McGrath ...
Deborah Bull ...
Roy Clarke ...
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David Lodge ...
Stuart Hall ...
Marcus Brigstocke ...
Rory Bremner ...
William Franklyn ...
Griff Rhys Jones ...
Denis Healey ...
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 Herself / ... 1 episode, 1999
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 Dame Edna Everage / ... 1 episode, 1999
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Bernard Manning ...
Mike Yarwood ...
 Albert Steptoe / ... 1 episode, 2002
Clive Anderson ...
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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
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 Himself 1 episode, 1997
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Anthea Askey ...
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 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 ...
William Blezard ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1995
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 Himself 1 episode, 1995
Paul Daniels ...
 Himself 1 episode, 1995
Patricia Hayes ...
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 ...
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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 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
David Benson ...
 Himself 1 episode, 2000
Chris Graham ...
 Himself 1 episode, 2000
Paul Jackson ...
 Himself 1 episode, 2000
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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 ...
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 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 ...
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
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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
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 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
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 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
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 Himself 1 episode, 1999
Esther Rantzen ...
 Herself 1 episode, 2000
Andrew Ray ...
 Himself 1 episode, 2000
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 Himself 1 episode, 2000
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 Himself 1 episode, 2001
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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
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 Herself 1 episode, 2002
Sheridan Morley ...
 Himself 1 episode, 2002
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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 ...
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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
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 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 ...
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 Herself 1 episode, 2002
Camilla Rossiter ...
 Herself 1 episode, 2001
Richard Whiteley ...
 Himself 1 episode, 2001
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 Himself 1 episode, 1999
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 Himself 1 episode, 1999
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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 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
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 Herself / ... 1 episode, 2002
Peter Elliott ...
 Himself 1 episode, 2002
Edward Heath ...
Fay Hillier ...
 Herself 1 episode, 2002
Simon Hoggart ...
Laurie Mansfield ...
 Himself 1 episode, 2002
Ernest Maxin ...
 Himself 1 episode, 2002
Royston Mayoh ...
 Himself 1 episode, 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 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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