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Thou Art Awful ... But I Like Thee

BBC Radio 4 documentary. 1 episode in 2001. Features Tim Brooke-Taylor, Nicholas Parsons, Graeme Garden, Melvyn Hayes, Robert Ross, George Melly, Andy Medhurst and others.

Thou Art Awful ... But I Like Thee

Tim Brooke-Taylor presents an examination of all things bawdy in comedy

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2001
Channel
BBC Radio 4
Episodes
1
Features
Tim Brooke-Taylor, Nicholas Parsons, Graeme Garden, Melvyn Hayes, Robert Ross, George Melly, Andy Medhurst, Paul O'Grady and others
Writer
Ashley Blaker
Producer
Ashley Blaker

Tim Brooke-Taylor celebrates the history of bawdy humour, from Chaucer and Shakespeare to Benny Hill and the Carry On films. It asks what Shakespeare and Frankie Howerd have in common, and what exactly do they have to say to us about our lives?

Contributors include Nicholas Parsons and Graeme Garden, plus Julian Clary, author Robert Ross, and David Baddiel.

Archive audio clips include the likes of Frankie Howerd, Larry Grayson, Shakespeare, Kenneth Williams, Max Miller, Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, 'Allo 'Allo!, John Inman, Round The Horne and Bob Monkhouse.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 21st July 2001 on BBC Radio 4 at 8pm
Episode length
1 hour