Turns Of The Century

A series celebrating great comedy performers.

Series 1 was hosted by a number of presenters, series 2 was all by Russel Davies and on Radio 3 - that is, assuming they are the same programme.

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Beatrice Lillie19950901

Producer: J.

JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: MAX MILLER

Previous in series: JIMMY JAMES

Description

An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers.

This week Robert CUSHMAN celebrates Beatrice LILLIE.

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profiles (programme format)

light entertainment programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

01 Sep 1995 16:20-16:30 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Robert Cushman

Jonathan James-moore (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-06-30.

John Cleese20050808 BT=2350 (BBC7)
20050809 BT=0450 (BBC7)

Robert Cushman introduces a celebration of John Cleese, with clips from Monty Python and Fawlty Towers.

Morecambe And Wise19950922

Producer: J.

JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: MURGATROYD AND WINTERBOTTOM

Previous in series: Spike Milligan

Description

An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers.

This week Gillian REYNOLDS celebrates Morecambe and Wise.

Subject Categories

profiles (programme format)

light entertainment programmes (genre)

morecambe and wise (comedy team)

Broadcast history

22 Sep 1995 16:20-16:30 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Gillian Reynolds

Jonathan James-moore (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-07-11.

Murgatroyd And Winterbottom19950929

Producer: J.

JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: GILLIE POTTER

Previous in series: MORECAMBE AND WISE

Description

An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers.

This week Russell Davies celebrates Murgatroyd & Winterbottom (Tommy HANDLEY & Ronald FRANKAU).

Subject Categories

profiles (programme format)

light entertainment programmes (genre)

murgatroyd and winterbottom (comedy duo)

Broadcast history

29 Sep 1995 16:20-16:30 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Russell Davies

Jonathan James-moore (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-09-04.

0101Max Miller1995090819971222

A series celebrating great comedy performers.

Series 1 was hosted by a number of presenters, series 2 was all by Russel Davies and on Radio 3 - that is, assuming they are the same programme.Producer: J.

JAMES-MOORE

Next in series: Spike Milligan

Previous in series: BEATRICE LILLIE

Description

An audio lexicon of the great English comedy performers.

This week Roy Hudd celebrates Max Miller.

Subject Categories

profiles (programme format)

light entertainment programmes (genre)

Broadcast history

08 Sep 1995 16:20-16:30 (RADIO 3)

22 Dec 1997 16:45-17:00 (RADIO 3)

Contributors

Roy Hudd

Jonathan James-moore (Producer)

Recorded on 1995-07-07.

Today, Roy Hudd looks at Max Miller

0102Kenneth Williams1995091519971223

Another chance to hear the series celebrating great comedy performers.

Today, Peter Nichols looks at Kenneth Williams

0103Tony Hancock1995092219971224

Another chance to hear the series celebrating great comedy performers.

Today, Robert Cushman looks at Tony Hancock

0104 LASTJoyce Grenfell1995092919971225

Another chance to hear the series celebrating great comedy performers.

Today, Maureen Lipman looks at Joyce Grenfell

0201Al Read1997122620031223 (BBC7)
20031226 (BBC7)
20040410 BT=1215 (BBC7)
20040410 BT=1915 (BBC7)
20050729 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20050729 (BBC7)
20050730 (BBC7)

Russell Davies looks at the life and humour of Roy Hudd.

A five-part series of the programme celebrating great performers.

In the first programme, Russell Davies looks at Roy Hudd.

Russell Davies looks at the Lancashire comic, who was also a director of his family's sausage making firm in his twenties.

0202Roy Hudd1997122920031226 (BBC7)
20050729 BT=0830 (BBC7)
20050729 (BBC7)
20050730 (BBC7)

Russell Davies looks at the life and humour of Roy Hudd.

A five-part series of the programme celebrating great performers.

In the first programme, Russell Davies looks at Roy Hudd.

0203Jeremy Hardy1997123020040109 (BBC7)
20050930 (BBC7)
20051001 (BBC7)

Fiercely political comedian Jeremy Hardy is analysed.

0204Paul Merton1998010120040108 (BBC7)
20050424 (BBC7)
20050425 BT=0615 (BBC7)
20050801 BT=2345 (BBC7)
20050802 BT=0445 (BBC7)

The panel game panellist's panellist gets his due credit.

0205 LASTEddie Izzard1998010220040107 (BBC7)
20041209 BT=2330 (BBC7)
20041210 (BBC7)
20050805 BT=0830 (BBC7)
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20050806 (BBC7)

Stream of consciousness practitioner Eddie Izzard gets the millennium treatment.