The Comediennes

A look at ladies who make us laugh.

Episodes

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01Irene Handl1995011920040606 (BBC7)
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20070520 (BBC7)
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Irene Handl takes centre stage with a wealth of archive material featuring Harry Worth, Arthur Askey, Peter Sellers and Ian Carmichael.

From chars to landladies, a clip-packed celebration of the comedy characters of the much-loved film and TV actress.

A trawl through the archives to celebrate the 'ladies who make us laugh'. Number one: Irene Handl.

A trawl through the archives celebrating ladies who make us laugh. This edition looks at Irene Handl.

02Hattie Jacques1995012620040613 (BBC7)
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20060925 (BBC7)
20070527 (BBC7)
20070528 (BBC7)
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20030930

Hattie Jacques talks frankly about her career and reveals what it was like working with Tony Hancock.

A clip-packed celebration of the career of the much-loved comedy actress, featuring her memories of Tony Hancock.

talks frankly about her career and reveals what it was like working with Tony Hancock, first broadcast in 1995.

03Beryl Reid1995020220040613 (BBC7)
20061023 (BBC7)
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20080713 (BBC7)
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From Monica to Marlene and more.

A clip-packed celebration of the much-loved comedy actress' career.

From Monica to Marlene and more. A clip-packed celebration of the much-loved comedy actress' career.

A trawl through the archives celebrating ladies who make us laugh. Beryl Reid. Episode 6 of 6.

04Betty Marsden1995020920040620 (BBC7)
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20061009 (BBC7)
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A celebration of the work of Betty Marsden.

Also featuring Kenneth Horne, Ronnie Barker and Hugh Paddick.

The actress who shot to fame in Beyond Our Ken and Round The Horne, recalls her life and times in theatre, radio and television.

A celebration of the work of Betty Marsden... also featuring Kenneth Horne, Ronnie Barker and Hugh Paddick.

05June Whitfield1995021620040627 (BBC7)
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20080728 (BBC7)

The life and times of the talented actress, who's partnered almost every major British comedian.

June Whitfield talks about her long and illustrious career. First broadcast in 1995.

The life and times of the talented actress, who's partnered almost every major British comedian. From 1995.

The actress talks about her long and illustrious career. First broadcast in 1995.

06Joyce Grenfell1995022320040704 (BBC7)
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20061002 (BBC7)
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The 'jolly hockeysticks' lady recalls her unique talents and memories of a time gone by, including that song with Norman Wisdom!

The matriarch of the comic monologue recalls her career as a performer and writer.

Joyce Grenfell talks about her life and career as a performer and writer.

07 LASTMargeret Rutherford19950302