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Remembering Ronnie Corbett

BBC Radio 4 documentary about Ronnie Corbett's career. 1 episode in 2016. Features Liza Tarbuck, Barry Cryer, David Renwick, Ian Davidson and others.

Remembering Ronnie Corbett

Liza Tarbuck hosts a tribute to the comedy career of Ronnie Corbett

BBC Radio 4
Liza Tarbuck, Barry Cryer, David Renwick, Ian Davidson, Peter Vincent, Harry Hill, Michael Palin and Ronnie Corbett
Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent
Liz Anstee

Ronnie Corbett CBE had a career in entertainment spanning 60 years - from early days in Danny La Rue's West End nightclub, through The Frost Report, The Two Ronnies and Sorry! to his popular Radio 4 sitcom When The Dog Dies. He achieved national treasure status in the 1970s and never lost it.

His death at the age of 85 in March 2016 was marked by tributes from the Prime Minister, the First Minister of Scotland, his fellow entertainers - old and young - and by his many friends and fans. Liza Tarbuck acted with him in When The Dog Dies from 2010 to 2014 and knew him all her life.

In this programme, she's joined by Barry Cryer whose friendship with Ronnie started when they met at La Rue's nightclub in the 1960s; David Renwick who wrote Ronnie's famous monologues on The Two Ronnies; and Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent who wrote his hit BBC One sitcom Sorry!, as well as When The Dog Dies.

They reminisce and listen to clips of Ronnie talking about his early days and career with Roy Plomley, Michael Parkinson and Kirsty Young, plus picking favourite clips from When The Dog Dies. The programme also contains contributions from a couple of stars who knew him well and admired him greatly - Harry Hill and Michael Palin.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 31st December 2016 on BBC Radio 4 at 10:30am
Episode length
30 minutes
Last repeat
Monday 10th July 2017 at 11:00pm