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.


SeriesEpisodeTitleFirst
Broadcast
RepeatedDescription
0101Max Miller1995090819971222Producer: 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 Williams1995091519971223Another chance to hear the series celebrating great comedy performers.
Today, Peter Nichols looks at Kenneth Williams 
0103Tony Hancock1995092219971224Another chance to hear the series celebrating great comedy performers.
Today, Robert Cushman looks at Tony Hancock 
0104 LASTJoyce Grenfell1995092919971225Another chance to hear the series celebrating great comedy performers.
Today, Maureen Lipman looks at Joyce Grenfell 
0201Al Read1997122620031223 (BBC7)
20031226 (BBC7)
20040410 (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 (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 (BBC7)
20050801 (BBC7)
20050802 (BBC7)
The panel game panellist's panellist gets his due credit.
0205 LASTEddie Izzard1998010220040107 (BBC7)
20041209 (BBC7)
20041210 (BBC7)
20050805 (BBC7)
20050806 (BBC7)
Stream of consciousness practitioner Eddie Izzard gets the millennium treatment.
  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.
Subject Categories
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.
  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.
  John Cleese 20050808 (BBC7)
20050809 (BBC7)
Robert Cushman introduces a celebration of John Cleese, with clips from Monty Python and Fawlty Towers.