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The Story of Light Entertainment


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5/8. Impressionists. Rory Bremner. Stanley Baxter and Avid Bo Selecta ! Merrion contribute to a look at the one-time poor relations of comedy.
Those with the ability to imitate others have long delighted audiences, but it was from the 1950s and 60s that impressionists enjoyed their greatest success. Whether it was the satires of Harold Macmillan by Peter Cook and John Bird , the more benign interpretations of Mike Yarwood , the characters of Dick Emery , or the sharp satirical wit of Spitting
Image, impressionists proved the power of mimicry.
Featuring Jon Culshaw , Ronni Ancona ,
David Frost , Les Dennis , Bobby Davro , Janet Brown , Steve Nallon , Phil Cool , Phil Cornwell and Alison Jackson. Producer Elaine Shepherd ; Editor Anna Gien


Unknown: Rory Bremner.
Unknown: Stanley Baxter
Unknown: Bo Selecta
Unknown: Harold MacMillan
Unknown: Peter Cook
Unknown: John Bird
Unknown: Mike Yarwood
Unknown: Dick Emery
Unknown: Jon Culshaw
Unknown: Ronni Ancona
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Les Dennis
Unknown: Bobby Davro
Unknown: Janet Brown
Unknown: Steve Nallon
Unknown: Phil Cool
Unknown: Phil Cornwell
Unknown: Alison Jackson.
Producer: Elaine Shepherd
Editor: Anna Gien

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The Story of Light Entertainment

BBC Two England, 26 August 2006 21.25

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