The Two Ronnies Sketchbook

The Two Ronnies Sketchbook. Image shows from L to R: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker. Copyright: BBC.

The Two Ronnies Sketchbook

Selection of highlights from classic sketch show The Two Ronnies, hosted by the eponymous duo with brand new music segments

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G180e

  • Saturday 29th December 2012, 6:57pm [Edited]
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,401 posts

I used to love this show when it was originally on in 2005. I have noticed that from 2 - 4 Jan 2013. BBC One are repeating 3 episodes, but why are they only 30 minutes in length when the original shows were always 60 minutes. Editing as per usual.

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Shandonbelle

  • Saturday 29th December 2012, 7:02pm
  • England
  • 6,571 posts

I thought the resurrection wasn't 'til Easter??

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Wwe222 333

  • Saturday 29th December 2012, 7:40pm [Edited]
  • Blackpool, England
  • 173 posts

I think I remember it Ronnie Corbett did a tribute on Ronnie Barker.

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Aaron

  • Saturday 29th December 2012, 10:25pm
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,849 posts
Quote: G180e @ December 29 2012, 6:57 PM GMT

I used to love this show when it was originally on in 2005. I have noticed that from 2 - 4 Jan 2013. BBC One are repeating 3 episodes, but why are they only 30 minutes in length when the original shows were always 60 minutes. Editing as per usual.


The 30 minute edits have been shown a number of times previously.

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G180e

  • Sunday 30th December 2012, 6:25pm [Edited]
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,401 posts
Quote: Aaron @ December 29 2012, 10:25 PM GMT

The 30 minute edits have been shown a number of times previously.


Yes I remember them being shown last December, but I just can't get why the BBC hardly show the original 60 minute versions.

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Aaron

  • Monday 31st December 2012, 10:43am
  • Royal Berkshire, England
  • 68,849 posts

Scheduling. They presumably think they can get a higher audience with an even more tightly edited highlights package, taking up less time in peoples' busy days.

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G180e

  • Monday 31st December 2012, 12:29pm [Edited]
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,401 posts
Quote: Aaron @ December 31 2012, 10:43 AM GMT

Scheduling. They presumably think they can get a higher audience with an even more tightly edited highlights package, taking up less time in peoples' busy days.


Yes, probably. I do think GOLD should repeat these more often.

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G180e

  • Wednesday 2nd January 2013, 3:15pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,401 posts

Really enjoyed watching this today. Brought back memories of watching first time round back in 2005.

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G180e

  • Friday 4th January 2013, 6:02pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,401 posts

I have immensely enjoyed watching these over the past three afternoons. Hopefully they'll be repeated more later in the year.

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gb901

  • Sunday 3rd April 2016, 10:18pm [Edited]
  • norwich, United Kingdom
  • 406 posts

Didn't do anything for me when originally shown - most memorable was how poorly Mr Barker looked! Still, The Two Ronnies and Morecambe & Wise were the comedy soundtrack of my early childhood.

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Definitely Tarby

  • Sunday 3rd April 2016, 10:53pm [Edited]
  • United Kingdom
  • 2,223 posts

Christmas day wasn't complete if the family didn't gather around the telly for The Two Ronnies/Morecambe & Wise.

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Paul Wimsett

  • Wednesday 6th April 2016, 8:41am
  • Folkestone, United Kingdom
  • 3,405 posts

You must have had a few arguments in your house?

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G180e

  • Monday 21st December 2020, 4:16pm
  • Wolverhampton, England
  • 3,401 posts

Nice to see some episodes repeated once again across BBC Four, Two and One at various times this week. Pity they are all shorter edited versions but always great to have a laugh with the Ronnies at Christmas.

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Chappers

  • Monday 21st December 2020, 7:12pm
  • Surreyish., England
  • 32,203 posts

I'm hardly woke - I've got narcolepsy! - but some of the sketches seem quite embarrassing now.