Dad Made Me Laugh

Sally Magnusson talks to the children of the some of the UK's best-loved comedians and comic actors to find out what life was like as a child of a comic.

Were their upbringings really full of laughs.

Did Dad really did make them laugh?

Episodes

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200610071/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Michael Sellers remembers the highs and lows of life with dad Peter.
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200610142/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Gail Stuart reminisces about her father Eric Morecambe.
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200610212/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really made them laugh. Gail Stuart remembers the day her father Eric Morecombe was described as a comic genius.
200610264/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Richard Bentine recalls his father Michael's groundbreaking TV show It's a Square World.
20061028
200611025/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the offspring of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Annabel Meredith recalls the legendary comedy of her father Chic Murray.
200611045/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the offspring of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Annabel Meredith recalls the legendary comedy of her father Chick Murray.
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200611116/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Camilla Rossiter recalls her father Leonard's leading TV roles.
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200611187/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the offspring of comedians to find out if Dad did make them laugh. Spike Milligan's daughter Jane recalls laughter despite her father's depression.
20061226Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Gail Stuart reminisces about her father Eric Morecambe. Episode 2 of 7
20070101Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Richard Bentine recalls his father Michael's groundbreaking TV show It's a Square World. Episode 4 of 7
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20070527Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh.

2/6. From Neddy Seagoon in The Goon Show to Songs of Praise, Jenny Secombe recalls her father Harry's great sense of humour over an incredible career.

2/6. From Neddy Seagoon in The Goon Show to Songs of Praise, Jenny Secombe recalls her father Harry's great sense of humour over an incredible career."

20070603Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh.

3/6. For over 25 years Bill Owen played the part of Compo in Last of the Summer Wine. His son Tom explains how he was happy to fill his father's shoes in the show.

20070610Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh.

4/6. Johnnie Beattie has been entertaining Scottish audiences for over fifty years. His eldest daughter Maureen recalls the many laughs she had growing up in the Beattie household.

20070617Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians. 5/6. She chats to Eliza Emery about her father, comedian Dick Emery.
20070624Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians. 6/6. Sally talks to Anthony Bygraves about his father, Max Bygraves.
20070818Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of some of our best loved funny men to find out if Dad really did make them laugh.

1/6. Piers Nimmo recalls his comedy superstar father, Derek, and his memorable performances in the famous radio panel game, Just a Minute.

200803153/7. From sitcoms to Shakespeare Richard Briers is one of our most popular actors. His daughter Lucy Briers tells Sally Magnusson how they both share a dark sense of humour.
20080418Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Piers Nimmo recalls his comedy superstar father Derek.
20080425Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians. She meets Tom Owen, son of Bill Owen who played Compo in Last of the Summer Wine.
20080502Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Jenny Secombe recalls her father Harry's great sense of humour.
11/04/200820081225Bob Hope's daughter Linda talks about the man behind a thousand gags.

Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of famous comedians. Bob Hope's daughter Linda talks about the man behind a thousand gags.

Anthony Bygraves2006092820091001 (BBC7)
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Max Bygraves' son chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with a famous showbiz father.

Max Bygraves' son chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with a famous showbiz father. From September 2006.

Meeting the sons and daughters of famous comedians

7/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh.

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Sally Magnusson speaks to Camilla Rossiter, daughter of Leonard Rossiter. Episode 6 of 7.

Sally Magnusson in conversation with the late actor Leonard Rossiter's daughter Camilla. Episode 6 of 7.

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Sally Magnusson talks to Gail Stuart about her life as the daughter of Eric Morecambe.

Sally Magnusson chats to Eric Morecambe's daughter about her memories of growing up with a funny father. Episode 2 of 7.

Max Hudd2006090820080823 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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Roy Hudd's son chats to Sally Magnusson about life with the 'News Huddlines' star.

Roy Hudd's son chats to Sally Magnusson about life with the 'News Huddlines' and 'Coronation Street' star. From September 2006.

Roy Hudd's son chats to Sally Magnusson about his dad, star of the News Huddlines and Coronation Street. From September 2006. Episode 4 of 7.

Meeting the sons and daughters of famous comedians

Michael Sellers2005092120070108 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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Sally Magnusson talks to Michael Sellers to ask if life growing up with a comic father really was funny.

Sally Magnusson talks to Michael Sellers about life growing up with his funny father Peter. Episode 1 of 7.

Peter Sellers' son tells Sally Magnusson about growing up with a famous funny father.

Peter Sellers' son tells Sally Magnusson about the ups and downs of growing up with a famous funny father. From September 2005.

Meeting the sons and daughters of famous comedians

Piers Nimmo20080802 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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He made a career out of playing 'Hapless Twits', but the real Derek Nimmo was rather more sophisticated. From August 2006. Episode 1 of 7.
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Sally Magnusson talks to Richard Bentine who recalls his father Michael's ground breaking TV show 'It's a Square World'.

Sally Magnusson talks to Richard Bentine who recalls his father Michael's ground breaking TV show 'It's a Square World'. Episode 4 of 7.

Tom Owen20080816 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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Bill Owen's son chats to Sally Magnusson about the life and career of the Last of the Summer Wine stalwart. Episode 3 of 7.
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Peter Sellers' son tells Sally Magnusson about the ups and downs of growing up with a famous funny father. From September 2005.

Peter Sellers' son tells Sally Magnusson about growing up with a famous funny father.

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20061007 (RS)
Sally Magnusson talks to the children of the some of the UK's best-loved comedians and comic actors to find out what life was like as a child of a comic.

Were their upbringings really full of laughs.

Did Dad really did make them laugh?Peter Sellers' son tells Sally Magnusson about growing up with a famous funny father.

Peter Sellers' son tells Sally Magnusson about the ups and downs of growing up with a famous funny father. From September 2005.

Michael Sellers remembers the highs and lows of life with dad Peter Sellers.

Peter Sellers' son tells Sally Magnusson about the ups and downs of growing up with a famous funny father.

Peter Sellers' son tells Sally Magnusson about growing up with a famous funny father.

Did Dad really did make them laugh?

0102Gail Stuart - Eric Morecambe2005092820051227
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Gail Stuart remembers the day her father Eric Morecombe was described as a comic genius.

Sally Magnusson chats to Eric Morecambe's daughter about her memories of growing up with a funny father.

0103Nick Wisdom2005100520070122 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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The son of the late Norman Wisdom chats to Sally Magnusson about life growing up with a famous funny father. From October 2005.

Norman Wisdom's son chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with a famous funny father.

Sally Magnusson talks to Nick Wisdom about his life as the son of Norman Wisdom.

The son of the comedian, singer and actor talks to Sally Magnusson about life with his funny father Norman Wisdom. Episode 3 of 7.

Meeting the sons and daughters of famous comedians

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Nick Wisdom reflects on what it was like growing up with his dad, Norman Wisdom.

He remembers watching Norman at work in Pinewood and also at home where where his dad would ring a bell whenever he wanted his wife to fetch his tea or help dress him.

The son of the comedian, singer and actor talks to Sally Magnusson about life with his funny father Norman Wisdom.

Norman Wisdom's son chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with a famous funny father.

Norman Wisdom's son chats to Sally Magnusson about his life, growing up with a famous funny father.

The son of the late Norman Wisdom chats to Sally Magnusson about life growing up with a famous funny father.

The son of the late Norman Wisdom chats to Sally Magnusson about life growing up with a famous funny father. From October 2005.

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0104Richard Bentine - Michael Bentine2005101220060101
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Richard Bentine recalls his father Michael's groundbreaking TV show It's a Square World.

Sally Magnusson talks to Richard Bentine who recalls his father Michael's ground breaking TV show 'It's a Square World'.

0105Annabel Meredith - Chick Murray2005101920051231
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Chic Murray's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about her life with the Scottish comedian.

Chic Murray's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about her life with the legendary Scottish comedian. From October 2005.

Annabelle Meredith recalls the legendary humour of her father Chic Murray.

Sally Magnusson speaks to Annabel Meredith, daughter of the legendary Scottish comedian, Chick Murray.

Chic Murray's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about her life with the Scottish comedian.

Chic Murray's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about her life with the legendary Scottish comedian. From October 2005.

Sally Magnusson speaks to Annabel Meredith, daughter of the legendary Scottish comedian, Chick Murray.

Meeting the sons and daughters of famous comedians

Chic Murray's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about her life with the Scottish comedian.

0106Camilla Rossiter - Leonard Rossiter2005102620051226
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Camilla Rossiter recalls her father Leonard's leading TV roles.
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Sally Magnusson talks to Jane Milligan, the daughter of comedian Spike Milligan. Episode 7 of 7.

Sally Magnusson in conversation with Spike Milligan's daughter about life growing up with the legendary Goon show star. Episode 7 of 7.

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His daughter Jane recalls laughter despite her father's depression.

Sally Magnusson talks to the offspring of comedians to find out if Dad did make them laugh.

Spike Milligan's daughter Jane recalls laughter despite her father's depression.

Sally Magnusson talks to Jane Milligan, the daughter of comedian Spike Milligan.

Sally Magnusson in conversation with Spike Milligan's daughter about life growing up with the legendary Goon show star.

0201Piers Nimmo - Derek Nimmo2006081720070520
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Piers Nimmo recalls his comedy superstar father, Derek Nimmo, and his memorable performances in the famous radio panel game, Just a Minute.

He made a career out of playing 'Hapless Twits', but the real Derek Nimmo was rather more sophisticated.

1/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Piers Nimmo recalls his comedy superstar father Derek.

0202Jenny Secombe2006082420080809 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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Harry Secombe's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with her versatile, funny father. From January 2007.

Harry Secombe's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with her funny father.

2/7. Sally Magnusson talks to sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Gail Stuart remembers the day her father Eric Morecombe was described as a comic genius.

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Harry Secombe's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with her versatile, funny father. From August 2006.

The comedian's daughter shares her pride in a versatile dad who gave her a thrilling childhood, but kept her feet on the ground. Episode 2 of 7.

Meeting the sons and daughters of famous comedians

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Harry Secombe's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with her funny father.

Harry Secombe's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with her versatile, funny father. From January 2007.

Jenny Secombe recalls her father Harry's great sense of humour.From Neddy Seagoon in The Goon Show to Songs of Praise, Jenny Secombe recalls her father Harry's great sense of humour over an incredible career.

The comedian's daughter shares her pride in a versatile dad who gave her a thrilling childhood, but kept her feet on the ground.

Harry Secombe's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with her versatile, funny father.

Harry Secombe's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with her versatile, funny father. From August 2006.

Harry Secombe's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with her versatile, funny father. From January 2007.

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Tom Owen explains why he was happy to fill his father Bill Owen's shoes in Last of the Summer Wine.

Bill Owen's son chats to Sally Magnusson about the life and career of the Last of the Summer Wine stalwart.

3/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the offspring of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Tom Owen explains why he was happy to fill his father's shoes in Last of the Summer Wine.

0204Max Hudd - Roy Hudd2006090720080823 (BBC7)
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Roy Hudd's son chats to Sally Magnusson about life with the 'News Huddlines' star.

Roy Hudd's son chats to Sally Magnusson about life with the 'News Huddlines' and 'Coronation Street' star.

From September 2006.

Max Hudd explains how his father Roy named him after his hero Max Miller.

Roy Hudd's son chats to Sally Magnusson about his dad, star of the News Huddlines and Coronation Street.

Roy Hudd's son chats to Sally Magnusson about life with the 'News Huddlines' and 'Coronation Street' star. From September 2006.

Roy Hudd's son chats to Sally Magnusson about his dad, star of the News Huddlines and Coronation Street.

Roy Hudd's son chats to Sally Magnusson about life with the 'News Huddlines' star.

4/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Max Hudd explains how his father Roy named him after his hero Max Miller.

0205Maureen Beattie2006091420080830 BT=0800 (BBC7)
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Johnny Beattie's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about life with the Glaswegian comedian. From September 2006.

5/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh. Johnnie Beattie's eldest daughter Maureen recalls her upbringing.

Johnnie Beattie's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about the life and career of one of Glasgow's most famous sons. Episode 5 of 7.

Meeting the sons and daughters of famous comedians

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Johnnie Beattie has been entertaining Scottish audiences for over fifty years.

His eldest daughter Maureen recalls the many laughs she had growing up in the Beattie household.

Johnnie Beattie's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about the life and career of one of Glasgow's most famous sons.

Johnny Beattie's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about life with the Glaswegian comedian

From September 2006.

Johnny Beattie's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about life with the Glaswegian comedian. From September 2006.

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Johnnie Beattie has been entertaining Scottish audiences for over fifty years.

His eldest daughter Maureen recalls the many laughs she had growing up in the Beattie household.

Johnnie Beattie's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about the life and career of one of Glasgow's most famous sons.

Johnny Beattie's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about life with the Glaswegian comedian

From September 2006.

Johnny Beattie's daughter chats to Sally Magnusson about life with the Glaswegian comedian. From September 2006.

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6/7. Dick Emery: Separated from her dad at an early age, Eliza Emery watched him on TV but feels she was robbed of a real father.

0206Eliza Emery - Dick Emery2006092120070617Separated from her dad at an early age, Eliza Emery watched him on TV but feels she was robbed of a real father.

She chats to Eliza Emery about her father, comedian Dick Emery.

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Max Bygraves' son chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with a famous showbiz father. From September 2006.

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Max Bygraves' son chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with a famous showbiz father.

Max Bygraves' son chats to Sally Magnusson about growing up with a famous showbiz father. From September 2006.

Sally talks to Anthony Bygraves about his father, Max Bygraves

7/7. Sally Magnusson talks to the sons and daughters of comedians to find out if Dad really did make them laugh.

0302Brian Rix - Jamie Rix20080307Jamie Rix tells Sally Magnusson about growing up in a household where his father, Brian Rix, made a living by dropping his trousers.

2/7. Jamie Rix tells Sally Magnusson about growing up in a household where his father, Brian Rix, made a living by dropping his trousers.

0303Richard Briers - Lucy Briers2008031420080315From sitcoms to Shakespeare Richard Briers is one of our most popular actors.

His daughter Lucy Briers tells Sally Magnusson how they both share a dark sense of humour.

3/7. From sitcoms to Shakespeare Richard Briers is one of our most popular actors. His daughter Lucy Briers tells Sally Magnusson how they both share a dark sense of humour.

3/7. From sitcoms to Shakespeare Richard Briers is one of our most popular actors. His daughter Lucy Briers tells Sally Magnusson how they both share a dark Daily Service

0305Sid James - Sue James20080328Sue James, daughter of Sid James, tells Sally Magnusson that he could be very strict, particularly when it came to boyfriends.

5/7. Sue James, daughter of Sid James, tells Sally Magnusson that he could be very strict, particularly when it came to boyfriends.

0307 LASTBob Hope -2008041120081225Sally Magnusson talks Bob Hope's daughter Linda about the man behind a thousand gags.

7/7. Sally Magnusson talks Bob Hope's daughter Linda about the man behind a thousand gags.

7/7. Sally MagnussDaily Service