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Comedy Connections

Series 2

Episode 4: The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

Duration: 30 minutes

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

The history of classic comedy shows. A look at 1970s sitcom The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, including interviews with writer and stars. Show more

Contributors

Narrator:
Julia Sawalha
Participant:
Geoffrey Palmer
Participant:
John Barron
Participant:
Sue Nicholls
Participant:
John Horsley
Participant:
Tim Preece
Participant:
David Nobbs
Participant:
John Howard Davis
Participant:
Gareth Gwenlan
Series Producer:
Toby Stevens

Comedy Connections

Series 5

Episode 8: Alas Smith and Jones

Duration: 40 minutes

First broadcast: on BBC One North WestLatest broadcast: on BBC Two England

A look at Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones's sketch show, which dominated ratings throughout the 1980s, and its connections with other comedy shows. Show more

Contributors

Participant:
Mel Smith
Participant:
Griff Rhys Jones
Participant:
Clive Anderson
Participant:
Rory McGrath
Participant:
Jimmy Mulville
Participant:
Graham Linehan
Participant:
Arthur Mathews
Participant:
Martin Shardlow
Participant:
Robin Driscoll
Participant:
John Howard Davis
Participant:
Peter Fincham
Series Producer:
Graham Mitchell