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Crash! Bang! Wallop!

Synopsis

We have produced a Style Guide to help editors follow a standard format when editing a listing. If you are unsure how best to edit this programme please take a moment to read it.
Comic Alexei Sayle introduces an evening of programmes devoted to the art of visual comedy.
See today's choices.

9.05 The Beginner's Guide to Being Funny
A comedy masterclass illustrating the five basic visual gags used by comics, Including classic archive footage.
Presented by Alexei Sayle.
Director John Birkin

9.35 There's Something about.... Charlie Chaplin
Norman Wisdom assesses the comic talent of silent screen star Charlie Chaplin. Director Ashtar Alkhirsan; Producer Rebecca Papworth

9.40 Some Mothers Do 'Ave'Em
From 1973, the first-ever episode of the seventies sitcom starring Michael Crawford as accident-prone Frank Spencer. Frank sets out to land a job as an ironmonger's salesman.
For cast and credits see Thursday. 9pm
(Repeat) (Subtitled)

10.10 There's Something about ... Home Video
Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) and Sally Phillips explore the appeal of domestic disasters captured on camcorder.
(Subtitled)

10.15 To Be Perfectly Frank
Michael Crawford reveals how, as Frank Spencer, he performed some of his audacious stunts in Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em.
Director James Fortune
(Revised repeat) (Subtitled)

10.35 Alexei Sayle previews Richard Attenborough's feature film about Charlie Chaplin, which follows.

10.40 Chaplin
Biographical drama starring Robert Downey Jr
During a poor childhood, the young Chaplin learns his craft on the music-hall stage, beginning a career that will lead him to international fame.
(1992,15) (Colour and black and white) ***
See Films: pp 56-61 What do you mean, you've never seen...? page 53

12.55-2.30am Modem Times
Comedy directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin
A factory worker becomes unhinged by the nature of his work and is put in a mental hospital.
(1936, U) (Black and white) *****
See Films: pp 56-61

Crash! Bang! Wallop!
Producer Vincent Beasley
Executive producer Kieron Collins
Code for 9.00-2.30 (not PDC)...
9.00-ۥ10.40 (not PDC) .....
10.40-2.30 (not PDC)

Followed by Weatherview

Contributors

Introduces: Alexei Sayle
Presented By: Alexei Sayle
Director: John Birkin
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Producer: Rebecca Papworth
Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Frank Spencer
Unknown: Alan Partridge
Unknown: Steve Coogan
Unknown: Sally Phillips
Unknown: Michael Crawford
Unknown: Frank Spencer
Unknown: Alexei Sayle
Unknown: Richard Attenborough
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Unknown: Charlie Chaplin
Producer: Vincent Beasley
Producer: Kieron Collins
Charlie Chaplin: Robert Downey Jr
Hannah Chaplin: Geraldine Chaplin
Sydney Chaplin: Paul Rhys
Fred Karno: John Thaw
George Hayden: Anthony Hopkins
Mack Sennett: Dan Aykroyd
Worker: Charlie Chaplin
Gamine: Paulette Goddard
Cafe owner: Henry Bergman
Big Bill: Stanley J Sanford
worker: Stanley J Sanford
Mechanic .....: Chester Conklin

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