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20051115

Tim Brooke-Taylor looks back at the BBC's Comedy Playhouse, the testing ground and launch for some of the best loved sitcoms of all time.

1/2. Rags, Bones, Bishops and Silly Moos

The first seven seasons showcased pilots for Steptoe and Son, Till Death Us Do Part and Meet the Wife. With contributions from Bernard Cribbins, Warren Mitchell and Harry H Corbett.

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Morning

Evening

20051122

Tim Brooke-Taylor looks back at the BBC's Comedy Playhouse, the testing ground and launch for some of the best loved sitcoms of all time.

2/2. Carla, Clegg and Inside Legs

Tim looks at the final eight seasons of Playhouse pilots which gave a platform to new writers like Carla Lane, and also produced the longest running situation comedy of all time, Last of the Summer Wine.

With contributions from Peter Sallis, Mike Craig and June Whitfield.

Afternoon

Morning

Evening

20061002

Rags, Bones, Bishops and Sillymoos

Tim Brooke-Taylor presents a short series looking back at the BBC's Comedy Playhouse, the proving ground and launch point for some of the best-loved sitcoms of all time.

1/2. The first seven seasons of pilots showcased in the Playhouse strand generated such classic series as Steptoe and Son, Till Death Us Do Part and Meet the Wife.

With contributions from Bernard Cribbins, Warren Mitchell and Harry H Corbett.

20061009

Carla, Clegg and Inside Legs

Tim Brooke-Taylor presents a short series looking back at the BBC's Comedy Playhouse, the proving ground and launch point for some of the best-loved sitcoms of all time.

2/2. He features the final eight seasons of Playhouse pilots which gave a platform to new writers and introduced such classics as The Liver Birds, Are You Being Served? and the longest running situation comedy of all time, Last of the Summer Wine.

With contributions from Carla Lane, Frank Thornton and Peter Sallis.