That Mocking Bird
John Bird presents a six-part series exploring the theory and practice of comedy through a series of conversations with great British comic writers and performers.
|01||Alan Davies||20000304||In the first programme, his guest is actor and stand-up comedian Alan Davies, who talks about his comic inspiration and role models and heroes.|
|02||Alan Bennett||20000311||In the second programme his guest is playwright, actor, screenwriter, broadcaster and diarist Alan Bennett|
|03||Rory Bremner||20000318||In the third programme, he converses with impressionist Rory Bremner, with contributions from John Major, Billy Connolly, Woody Allen, Eddie Izzard, Stanley Baxter and Arthur Lowe...?|
|04||Ken Campbell||20000325||In this fourth programme, he talks to comic writer, actor and explorer Ken Campbell about science and merriment, truth and fantasy, heaven and `Hellzapoppin''.|
With contributions from John Cleese, Max Wall and Ken Dodd
|05||Jonathan Miller||20000401||In this fifth programme, he talks to Jonathan Miller, who gave up a career in comedy to concentrate on opera and neurology.|
He analyses the works of Shelley Berman, Bill Cosby and Mort Sahl.
|06 LAST||Victoria Wood||20000408||In this programme, he talks to Victoria Wood about stand-ups, sitcoms, boxing, Billy Bunter, Morecambe, Molesworth, isolation, victimisation, Gypsy Creams and guinea pigs.|