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Comedy Connections

Series 5

Episode 3: It Ain't Half Hot, Mum

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One CambridgeshireLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Series charting the history of the best of British comedy looks at David Croft and Jimmy Perry's 1970s British Army-based sitcom It Ain't Half Hot, Mum. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 5

Episode 1: One Foot in the Grave

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South EastLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Series charting the history of the best of British comedy looks at grumpy old man sitcom One Foot in the Grave. Featuring revelations from many of the cast.

Comedy Connections

Series 5

Episode 7: Just Good Friends

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North East & CumbriaLatest broadcast: on BBC One Scotland

Series charting the history of the best of British comedy looks at 1980s romantic sitcom Just Good Friends, which starred Jan Francis and Paul Nicholas. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 3

Episode 7: A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One South WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland (Analogue)

Series charting the history of some of the best of British comedy looks at sketch show A Bit of Fry and Laurie, which lasted four series from 1986 and 1995. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 4

Episode 3: Drop the Dead Donkey

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Series charting the history of the best of British comedy shows looks at the Guy Jenkin and Andy Hamilton-penned newsroom sitcom Drop the Dead Donkey. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 4

Episode 5: Shooting Stars

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two EnglandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The history of the best of British comedy shows. Anarchic gameshow Shooting Stars had slapstick, surreality and silliness, and hosts Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer. Show more

Comedy Connections

Series 4

Episode 4: Ever Decreasing Circles

Duration: 39 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

Series charting the history of the best of British comedy shows looks at the John Esmonde and Bob Larbey-penned sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles.

Comedy Connections

Series 4

Episode 8: That Was The Week That Was

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WalesLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Series charting the history of the best of British comedy shows looks at 1960s satirical show That Was The Week That Was, which broke new comedy ground. Show more

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Series 6

Episode 1: Till Death Us Do Part

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

The series charting the history of the best of British comedy returns by taking a look at Till Death Do Us Part, which burst onto screens in June 1966. Show more

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Series 3

Episode 8: The Two Ronnies

Duration: 30 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One Wales

Series charting the history of some of the best of British comedy shows looks at the hugely successful The Two Ronnies, which ran from 1971 to 1987. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Doon Mackichan
Interviewed Guest:
Ronnie Corbett
Interviewed Guest:
Ronnie Barker
Executive Producer:
James Gilbert
Producer:
Terry Hughes
Producer:
Michael Hurll
Series Producer:
Toby Stevens

Comedy Connections

Series 6

Episode 2: Yes, Minister

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Scotland

The series charting the history of the best of British comedy looks at Yes, Minister, which achieved massive success by poking fun at the workings of government. Show more

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Series 6

Episode 5: Rab C Nesbitt

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC One Northern Ireland

A look at Rab C Nesbitt, the sitcom about the life of a working-class Glaswegian, which ran for thirteen years and won audiences of five million viewers. Show more

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Series 6

Episode 4: Ripping Yarns

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two Northern Ireland

The series charting the history of the best of British comedy investigates Michael Palin and Terry Jones's post-Python parody of pre-war Boys' Own adventure comics. Show more