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

 (Series Cast Summary - 21 of 61)

Eric Sykes ... Himself (6 episodes, 1995-2002)

Spike Milligan ... Himself / ... (5 episodes, 1995-2002)
Bob Monkhouse ... Himself (5 episodes, 1995-1999)
Barry Cryer ... Himself (4 episodes, 1995-2002)

John Cleese ... Himself (4 episodes, 1997-2002)
Denis Norden ... Himself (4 episodes, 1997-2002)

Michael Palin ... Himself (4 episodes, 1997-2002)
Victoria Wood ... Herself (4 episodes, 1995-1999)
Roy Hudd ... Himself (4 episodes, 1995-2003)

Ken Dodd ... Himself (3 episodes, 1997-1999)
Clive James ... Himself (3 episodes, 1995-1999)

Peter Hall ... Himself (3 episodes, 1998-2000)
Terry Wogan ... Himself (3 episodes, 1997-2002)
Harry Secombe ... Himself (3 episodes, 1995-1998)
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)

John Inman ... Himself (3 episodes, 2000-2002)
Neil Shand ... Himself (3 episodes, 1999-2002)
Bill Cotton ... Himself (3 episodes, 2002)
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Series Directed by
Tom Atkinson (24 episodes, 1997-2003)
Iain McLean (5 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Writing credits
John Fisher (30 episodes, 1995-2003)
Larry Stephens (2 episodes, 1997-2002)

Series Produced by
John Fisher .... producer (30 episodes, 1995-2003)
Sarah Wood .... assistant producer (6 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Cinematography by
Peter Morgan (1 episode, 1995)
Jim Donleavy (1 episode, 1999)
Une Herzer (1 episode, 1999)
 
Series Film Editing by
Mark Sangster (2 episodes, 1995-1998)
 
Series Makeup Department
Lesley Hamon .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1995-1998)
Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou .... makeup artist (4 episodes, 1995)
Nicola Coleman .... makeup artist (2 episodes, 1999-2001)
 
Series Production Management
Jenny Moir .... production manager (4 episodes, 1995)
Carolyn Carter .... production manager (3 episodes, 2000-2003)
Alex Reichardt .... production manager / production secretary (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
 
Series Art Department
Roger Kennedy .... graphics (4 episodes, 1995)
Kevin Hill .... graphics (3 episodes, 2000-2003)
 
Series Sound Department
Richard Churchill .... dubbing mixer / sound mixer (2 episodes, 1995)
Nigel Davis .... film sound / sound (2 episodes, 1995)
Richard Day .... film sound (2 episodes, 1995)
Gary Nattrass .... sound re-recording mixer (2 episodes, 1995)
Brian Roberts .... sound (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Adrian Smith .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 1997-1998)
Andy Mitchell .... sound (2 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mike Aiton .... dubbing mixer (2 episodes, 2001-2002)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ken Morse .... rostrum camera (10 episodes, 1995-2003)
Sam Keogh .... camera operator / camera (3 episodes, 2000-2003)
Peter Morgan .... camera operator / film camera (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
Nick Manley .... film camera (2 episodes, 1995)
 
Series Animation Department
Brian Larkin .... animator / animation (5 episodes, 1997-2000)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joy Quinn .... wardrobe (1 episode, 1995)
 
Series Editorial Department
Mark Sangster .... videotape editor / editor: video (5 episodes, 1995-1998)
Rory Ferguson .... videotape editor (3 episodes, 2000-2003)
 
Series Music Department
Roz Colls .... music consultant (7 episodes, 1995-1998)
Ray Monk .... music associate (3 episodes, 1999-2000)
 
Series Other crew
Cy Young .... film researcher (6 episodes, 1995-1998)
Ania Markham .... researcher (5 episodes, 1995)
Rebecca Wright .... researcher / production secretary (4 episodes, 1998-2003)
Stephen Parker .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2000-2003)
Peta Jones .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
Adrian Lofts .... production accountant (2 episodes, 1995-1997)
Alex Reichardt .... production secretary (2 episodes, 1995)
Mark Lewisohn .... programme consultant (2 episodes, 1999)
Ruth Malone .... researcher (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Charlotte Swain .... researcher (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
Jon Swain .... film researcher / researcher (2 episodes, 2000-2003)
 
Series Thanks
Ray Galton .... special thanks (1 episode, 1995)
Richard Hope-Hawkins .... special thanks (1 episode, 1995)
Alan Simpson .... special thanks (1 episode, 1995)
Johnny Speight .... special thanks (1 episode, 1995)
Jo Gurnett .... special thanks (1 episode, 1997)
John P. Hamilton .... special thanks (1 episode, 1997)
Dennis Main-Wilson .... dedicatee (1 episode, 1997)
Michael Pointon .... special thanks (1 episode, 1997)
Margaret Forwood .... special thanks (1 episode, 1998)
Dave Freeman .... special thanks (1 episode, 1998)
Will Fyffe Jr. .... special thanks (1 episode, 1998)
Philip Jones .... special thanks (1 episode, 1998)
Phillip Adams .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Ian Davidson .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Patricia Evans .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Dave Forrester .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Lewis Morley .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Ken Thomson .... special thanks (1 episode, 1999)
Ann Emery .... special thanks (1 episode, 2002)
David Drummond .... special thanks (1 episode, 2003)
Maggi Hambling .... special thanks (1 episode, 2003)
Stephen Moreton-Prichard .... special thanks (1 episode, 2003)
 

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Curate's egg...., 5 May 2005
Author: ajb-3 from Gloucester, England

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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