Comedy Locations

Actress Jayne Ashbourne explores Britain's comedy landscape - tracking the real and fictitious locations that provided settings for our favourite television and radio comedies.

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01That Is Torquay, Madam?20060117From the pretence of a bachelor pad on the top floor of Broadcasting House to St Gregory's, the real-life location for Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, this first programme also takes in Basil Fawlty's immortal line about the view from a Torquay window and the questionable effect that Alan Partridge had on the blameless citizens of Norwich.

With clips from The Good Life and The League of Gentlemen.

1/2. That is Torquay, Madam?

Actress Jayne Ashbourne explores Britain's comedy landscape - the real and fictitious locations which provide settings for our favourite comedies.

From the pretence of a bachelor pad on the top floor of Broadcasting House to St Gregory's, the real-life location for Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, this first programme also takes in Basil Fawlty's immortal line about the view from a Torquay window and the questionable effect that Alan Partridge had on the blameless citizens of Norwich.

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0220060124Jayne takes a trip to Lister Avenue in Doncaster to discover how a hair salon was converted into the most famous corner shop in comedy history.

With clips from Only Fools and Horses and Steptoe and Son.

Actress Jayne Ashbourne continues to explore Britain's comedy landscape - tracking the real and fictitious locations that provided settings for our favourite television and radio comedies.

Afternoon

Morning

Evening