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

A Bit Of Fry & Laurie

BBC Two and BBC One sketch show starring Stephen Fry & Hugh Laurie. 26 episodes (pilot + 4 series), 1986 - 1995. Stars Stephen Fry, Hugh Laurie and Deborah Norton.

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

A Bit Of Fry & Laurie

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

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1986 - 1995
Channels
BBC Two, BBC One
Episodes
26   (1 pilot + 4 series)
Starring
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

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....

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Production company
Also known as
  • ABOFAL (Acronym)
  • A Bit Of Fry And Laurie (Other official name)
  • ABOF&L (Acronym)
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Live audience

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 26th December 1987 on BBC One at 11:55pm
Last new broadcast
Sunday 26th March 1995 on BBC One at 10pm
Last repeat
Friday 30th September 2016 at 12:35am on Gold

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