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Duration: 1 hour

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Documentary about one of Britain's greatest satirists, Peter Cook, with unprecedented access to his private recordings, diaries, letters, photographs and much more. Show more

Duration: 1 hour, 40 minutes

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

Cult comedy, based on the Faust legend, in which the Devil grants a suicidal cook (Dudley Moore) who is in love with a waitress (Eleanor Bron) seven wishes in return for his soul. Show more

Contributors

George Spiggott / The Devil:
Peter Cook
Director:
Stanley Donen
Stanley Moon:
Dudley Moore
Margaret Spencer:
Eleanor Bron
Inspector Clarke:
Michael Bates
Writer:
Peter Cook

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Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two Northern IrelandLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Comedy based on a comic strip by Barry Humphries and Nicholas Garland. An Australian (Barry Crocker) with more than a mild dislike of the Poms finds himself in dear old Blighty. Show more

Contributors

Aunt Edna Everage:
Barry Humphries
Dominic:
Peter Cook
Mr Gort:
Dennis Price
Mrs Gort:
Avice Landon
Detective:
Dick Bentley

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Arena

Remember the Secret Policeman's Ball?

Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC FourLatest broadcast: on BBC Four

Available for 3 months

A celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Secret Policeman's Ball. Contributors include Rowan Atkinson, Stephen Fry and Lenny Henry. Show more

Contributors

Producer:
Roger Graef
Series Editor:
Anthony Wall
Participant:
John Cleese
Participant:
Bob Geldof
Participant:
Terry Gilliam
Participant:
Terry Jones
Participant:
Ruby Wax
Participant:
Jennifer Saunders
Participant:
Stephen Fry
Participant:
Lenny Henry
Participant:
Michael Palin
Participant:
Peter Cook
Participant:
Rowan Atkinson
Participant:
Sting undefined
Participant:
Phil Collins

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Wogan: The Best Of

Episode 3: Funny

Duration: 44 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC Two ScotlandLatest broadcast: on BBC Two HD

Sir Terry Wogan remembers some of the funniest guests he talked to whilst presenting his Wogan show, including Steve Coogan, Harry Enfield, Pete and Dud, and Billy Crystal. Show more

Contributors

Presenter:
Terry Wogan
Interviewed Guest:
Steve Coogan
Interviewed Guest:
Harry Enfield
Interviewed Guest:
Peter Cook
Interviewed Guest:
Dudley Moore
Interviewed Guest:
Les Dawson
Interviewed Guest:
Ernie Wise
Interviewed Guest:
Billy Crystal
Series Producer:
Simon Goretzki

Duration: 1 hour, 46 minutes

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

Comedy about a clueless actor who gets chosen to play the part of Sherlock Holmes, who is really the fictional creation of Dr Watson. Starring Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley. Show more

Contributors

Sherlock Holmes/Reginald Kincaid:
Michael Caine
Dr John Watson:
Ben Kingsley
Inspector Lestrade:
Jeffrey Jones
Leslie Giles:
Lysette Anthony
Professor Moriarty:
Paul Freeman
Lord Smithwick:
Nigel Davenport
Mrs Hudson:
Pat Keen
Greenhough:
Peter Cook

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Parkinson: The Interviews

Series 1

Episode 1: Peter Cook

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Four HD

Available for 18 days

Michael Parkinson looks back at some of his favourite interviews. This edition features highlights of Parkinson's many interviews with the comic genius Peter Cook. Show more