Comedy Heroes

Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

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20070706Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

1/6. The man who was responsible for Alan Partridge and The Thick of It, Armando Iannucci.

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20070713Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

2/6. Ronnie Corbett's comedy reputation is unassailable but it was almost all achieved south of the border. How Scottish does this comedy hero feel?

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20070720Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

3/6. Arnold Brown was in at the start of the Alternative Comedy revolution but, despite winning the Perrier Award and many other comedy triumphs, the Glasgow Jewish Accountant was always apart from the changes which swept British Comedy.

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20070727Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

4/6. Robbie Coltrane's virtuoso acting in Cracker and heart warming portrayal of Hagrid can make us forget what a funny man he is.

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20070804Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

5/6. Craig Ferguson was Bing Hitler 20 years ago and a very funny TV comic in the early 90's. He then went to America and became a star.

20070810Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

6/6. Una McLean started as a trailblazing comedienne in Scotland and has ended up as an icon with one of the most recognisable laughs in showbiz.

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Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

The man who was responsible for Alan Partridge and The Thick of It, Armando Iannucci

Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

1/6. The man who was responsible for Alan Partridge and The Thick of It, Armando Iannucci.

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Ronnie Corbett's comedy reputation is unassailable but it was almost all achieved south of the border.

How Scottish does this comedy hero feel?

Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

2/6. Ronnie Corbett's comedy reputation is unassailable but it was almost all achieved south of the border. How Scottish does this comedy hero feel?

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20070721 (RS)
Arnold Brown was in at the start of the Alternative Comedy revolution but, despite winning the Perrier Award and many other comedy triumphs, the Glasgow Jewish Accountant was always apart from the changes which swept British Comedy.

Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

3/6. Arnold Brown was in at the start of the Alternative Comedy revolution but, despite winning the Perrier Award and many other comedy triumphs, the Glasgow Jewish Accountant was always apart from the changes which swept British Comedy.

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Robbie Coltrane's virtuoso acting in Cracker and heart warming portrayal of Hagrid can make us forget what a funny man he is.

Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

4/6. Robbie Coltrane's virtuoso acting in Cracker and heart warming portrayal of Hagrid can make us forget what a funny man he is.

0105Craig Ferguson2007021020070804Craig Ferguson was Bing Hitler 20 years ago and a very funny TV comic in the early 90's.

He then went to America and became a star.

Paul English explores the history and achievements of some of Scotland's funniest people.

5/6. Craig Ferguson was Bing Hitler 20 years ago and a very funny TV comic in the early 90's. He then went to America and became a star.

0106 LASTUna Mclean2007021720070810
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Una Mclean started as a trailblazing comedienne in Scotland and has ended up as an icon with one of the most recognisable laughs in showbiz.