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Dick Emery:the Comedy of Errors?


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David Walliams pays tribute to largely forgotten saucy comedian Dick Emery (1915-83), who in the 1970s regularly pulled in TV audiences of 17 million. The programme assesses Emery's legacy - which has found expression in Walliams and Matt Lucas 's Little Britain as well as the comedy of Catherine Tate and Harry Enfield - and looks at the bumpy personal life he masked by grotesque and exaggeratedly stereotypical comic creations. Featuring a rare interview with the comic's daughter Eliza Emery , TV mogul Michael Grade , and many who have worked with him or on The Dick Emery Show , including producer/director Harold Snoad , writer David Nobbs and actors Helen Fraser , Jacki Piper
Robert Gillespie and Vicki Michelle. Producer Phil Collinge


Unknown: David Walliams
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Matt Lucas
Unknown: Catherine Tate
Unknown: Eliza Emery
Unknown: Michael Grade
Unknown: Dick Emery Show
Director: Harold Snoad
Unknown: David Nobbs
Unknown: Helen Fraser
Unknown: Jacki Piper
Unknown: Robert Gillespie
Unknown: Vicki Michelle.
Producer: Phil Collinge

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Dick Emery:the Comedy of Errors?

BBC Radio 2, 29 September 2009 22.30

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