- BBC Radio 4
- Nicholas Parsons, Syd Little, Peter Reeves, Ian Tough and Arthur Haynes
- Libby Cross
Nicholas Parsons presents a potted history of the "straight man" in comedy double-acts.
In the 1950s and 60s, he played the stooge to Arthur Haynes's funny man, and tells his memories of those years. He also explores the role of the straight man with the help of Syd Little, Peter Reeves and Ian 'Krankie' Tough, among others.
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 27th September 2005 at 11:30am on BBC Radio 4
- Episode length
- 30 minutes
- All previous repeats
- Saturday 10th October 2020 at 8:00pm on Radio 4
- Tuesday 3rd May 2005 at 6:30pm on Radio 4