Woody Allen: The Cabaret Years

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20051208

To commemorate the 70th birthday of Woody Allen, comedian David Baddiel presents a short series about the early stand-up career of the legendary film-maker.

2/2. David reveals the impact Allen's style of stand up humour had in the UK and how his material has influenced and inspired many British comedians.

The programme includes rare footage of his stand-up appearances in Britain, including a guest spot on The Dusty Springfield Show in 1966. With contributions from Harry Hill, Alan Davies and Mark Thomas.

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20060309

David Baddiel hosts a programme about the early stand up career of legendary film maker Woody Allen.

1/2. How Allen's early work as a writer for many of the great American comics, encouraged him to perform his own comedy routines at venues like The Blue Angel in New York and later on the Las Vegas circuit.

Along with many humorous moments from classic Woody Allen monologues, the programme also features exclusive interviews with US comedy legends Sid Caesar, Carl Reiner and Larry Gelbart.

20060316

David Baddiel hosts a programme about the early stand up career of legendary film maker Woody Allen.

2/2. The impact Allen's style of stand-up humour had in the UK and how his material has influenced and inspired many British comedians.

The programme includes rare footage of his stand-up appearances in Britain, including a guest spot on The Dusty Springfield Show in 1966. With contributions from Harry Hill, Lee Hurst and Mark Thomas.