John Bird presents a two-part series that celebrates the comedy revolution started by Peter Cook , Dudley Moore , Jonathan Miller and Alan Bennett , whose Beyond the Fringe act at the 1960 Edinburgh Festival set the stage for modern satire.
Featuring several sketches that rocked the establishment at the time, and input from Michael Frayn , Griff Rhys Jones, Eleanor Bron , Rory Bremner and Alan Bennett. Producers Anthony Cherry and Jayne Roscoe
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Don Black presents a series profiling George Melly : singer, author, art expert, broadcaster and critic.
4: The Raving Years. A look at the 12-year pairing of Melly and Mick Mulligan , the "Wild Men of Jazz". With input from manager Jim Godbolt ,
Richard Cook ,
Humphrey Lyttelton and Wally Fawkes.
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