The Smith Lectures

Episodes

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200407241/8. A Smith Safari: Arthur Smith returns with an eight-part comedy series, beginning with a comedic tour around the Animal Kingdom.
200407312/8. The Parameters of Socially Acceptable Behaviour: Arthur Smith takes a comic look at etiquette and ponders the unwritten laws of drinking, and the correct way to behave in front of a policeman.
200408144/8. This week's lecture from The University of Tooting Bec is entitled National Identity and takes the form of a trip around the world, or at least the nearest bits of it.
20040821This week's lecture from The University of Tooting Bec is entitled Return to Arthur's Caff and comes direct from the College Refectory.
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7/10. This week's lecture from The University of Tooting Bec (special rates for cash) concerns technology. Featuring hi-tech humour from Peter Kay, Al Murray, Suzi Berger and Alonzo Bodden."

20040911Professor Arthur Smith gives a useful and instructive talk which supplies us with a profound insight into the relationship between music and humour.
200409189/10. This week it's Arthur Smith's guide to The Seven Deadly Sins, a one-off special which attempts to cram the entire spectrum of inappropriate human behaviour into less than 30 minutes.
200501083/6. Professor Arthur Smith offers a celebration of sporting achievements and a guide to attaining physical perfection. Expect to hear from Ian Moore, Dylan Moran, Boothby Graffoe and Al Murray.
200501154/6. The subject for this week is The Pictures, with Arthur Smith revisiting the mythical 50s fleapit, the Tooting Bec Ritzy. Archive comedy comes from Louise Duart, Tommy Cooper and Eddie Izzard.
200501225/6. The subject for this week is Great Moments In History, with Arthur Smith attempting to cover the complete and utter history of the world.
200501296/6. In the final lecture of the series, Professor Arthur Smith presents his traditional end of term music show.
20050430Arthur Smith returns with a new six-part comedy series. In his opening lecture, Good and Evil, Smith takes the high ground.
20050507Time Off and What You Can Do with It: Arthur Smith, aka Professor Smith, grapples with the very concept of time itself and then shows you how to waste it. Featuring comedy from the BBC archive.
20050514Arthur Smith continues his comedy series. In his lecture entitled New Age, Smith maintains that the body is a temple. With laughs from Smith and Jones, Murray Roman, Marcus Brigstocke and more.
20050528Arthur Smith continues with a six-part comedy series. This week's lecture explores The Great Outdoors.
20050604This week's lecture from The University of Tooting Bec, comes direct from the College Refectory where Professor Arthur Smith presents his annual guide to eating and drinking.
20050611This week thanks to the BBC's Missing-Believed-Wiped campaign, we present an edition of The Smith Lectures that was first broadcast in 1968, a time when Professor Arthur Smith was a young buck.

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This week thanks to the BBC's Missing-Believed-Wiped campaign, we present an edition of The Smith Lectures that was first broadcast in 1968, a time when Professor Arthur Smith was a young buck."

20050618Arthur Smith concludes his six-part comedy series with a lecture on music. Contributions from Rainer Hersch, Dylan Moran, Lewis Black, Bill Bailey, Barry Cryer and Ronnie Golden.
200602041/10. Arthur Smith returns with a ten-part comedy series.
200602112/10. Smith's tri-annual not quite Valentine's Day lecture entitled 'Love makes the world go round or is it in fact the gravitational collapse of accreting materials formed at the beginning of time'.
200602183/10. Arthur Smith examines the idea of capitalism by palming off some old material as newly minted insight.
200602254/10. Arthur Smith presents the fourth in a ten-part comedy series. This week's lecture from the University of Tooting Bec is entitled The Human Body: A User's Guide.
200603044/10. Arthur Smith presents the latest in the series. This week's lecture from the University of Tooting Bec is entitled The Art of the Performer.
20060311Arthur Smith presents a ten-part comedy series. This afternoon's lecture concerns time, the past, the meaning of history and the nature of nostalgia.
200603187/10. This week's lecture from the University of Tooting Bec is entitled, On the Town With Arthur Smith, and attempts to condense an entire evening out into just 27 minutes.
200603258/10. Arthur Smith presents a ten-part comedy series. This week's Smith Lecture attempts to lighten the Winter gloom by looking forward to the warmer weather.
2006040810/10. Arthur Smith presents his traditional end of term music show, offering a profound insight into the relationship between music and humour. With Dylan Moran, Bill Bailey and Rainer Hersch.