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Thou Art Awful ... But I Like Thee

Thou Art Awful ... But I Like Thee

  • Radio documentary
  • BBC Radio 4
  • 2001
  • 1 episode

Tim Brooke-Taylor presents an examination of all things bawdy in comedy. Features Tim Brooke-Taylor, Nicholas Parsons, Graeme Garden, Melvyn Hayes, Robert Ross and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2001
Channels
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 more
Writers
Ashley Blaker and Robert Ross
Producer
Ashley Blaker
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio

Broadcast details

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

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