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The Real Comedy Controllers. Image shows from L to R: Paul Jackson, John Lloyd, Beryl Vertue, Jimmy Mulville.

The Real Comedy Controllers

BBC Radio 4 Extra factual show interviewing comedy producers. 4 episodes (1 series) in 2017. Stars Paul Jackson, Beryl Vertue, John Lloyd and Jimmy Mulville.

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The Real Comedy Controllers. Image shows from L to R: Paul Jackson, Beryl Vertue, John Lloyd, Jimmy Mulville.

The Real Comedy Controllers

A Radio 4 Extra show in which the producers of comedy shows are interviewed

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Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2017
Channel
BBC Radio 4 Extra
Episodes
4   (1 series)
Starring
Paul Jackson, Beryl Vertue, John Lloyd and Jimmy Mulville

Join The Real Comedy Controllers (those who commissioned, thought up and actually made many of the classic shows) as they reveal what it was that made them laugh and shed light on how those (and other similar) programmes were made.

With...

Paul Jackson (producer of The Two Ronnies, Red Dwarf, Three Of A Kind and The Young Ones; former Head of BBC Entertainment and former Director of Comedy and Entertainment for ITV).

Beryl Vertue (former agent to Spike Milligan, Eric Sykes, Johnny Speight, Galton & Simpson and Tony Hancock; and founder of Hartswood Films which produced Men Behaving Badly, Coupling and Sherlock).

John Lloyd (producer of The News Quiz, Not The Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder and QI; and current presenter of The Museum of Curiosity).

Jimmy Mulville (producer of Radio Active and Alas Smith And Jones; star of Who Dares Wins and Old Harry's Game; and co-founder of Hat Trick Productions whose credits include Have I Got News For You, Father Ted and Outnumbered).

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