A Bit Of Fry & Laurie. Image shows from L to R: Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie
A Bit Of Fry & Laurie

A Bit Of Fry & Laurie

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC Two / BBC One
  • 1987 - 1995
  • 26 episodes (4 series)

A TV sketch show which helped launch the careers of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie and set them on their way to comedy super-stardom. Also features Deborah Norton.

A Bit Of Fry & Laurie. Image shows from L to R: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1987 - 1995
Channels
BBC Two, BBC One
Episodes
26 (1 pilot + 4 series)
Stars
Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Deborah Norton
Writers
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie
Directors
Kevin Bishop, Bob Spiers and Roger Ordish
Producers
Roger Ordish, Jon Plowman, Nick Symons and Kevin Bishop
Companies

A sketch series starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie.

The sketches in "A Bit Of Fry & Laurie" (note the quotation marks) often involved mocking the posh, the upper classes, espionage and the moneyed.

The show featured a only a few recurring characters, such as Peter and John, the yuppie-like owners of a health centre in Utoxeter (Damn it!), the insipid spies Tony Merchenson and Control, and Tony Inch-Practice host of such chat shows as Photocopying My Genitals With....

Additional details

Also known as
  • ABOF&L (Acronym)
  • A Bit Of Fry And Laurie
  • ABOFAL (Acronym)
Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 26th December 1987 at 11:55pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

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