Arena: The Entertainers - Sykes And A Day
Arena documentary following Eric Sykes on a typical day at the office
- BBC Two
- Eric Sykes, Janet Spearman, Norma Farnes, Max Bygraves and John Ballantyne
- Anthony Wall
- Anthony Wall and Mary Dickinson
Prolific comedy writer Eric Sykes shows cameras aspects of a typical day at his office, and talks about his life and work with and alongside fellow actors and writers ranging from Frankie Howerd to Spike Milligan, Ray Galton & Alan Simpson to Peter Sellers, Tommy Cooper, and of course his 'identical twin' Hattie Jacques.
Sykes' long-serving ear specialist, John Ballantyne, also talks about the debilitating middle-ear disease that rendered Eric almost completely deaf at a young age.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Tuesday 25th December 2001 on BBC Two at 7:55pm
- Episode length
- 70 minutes
- Last repeat
- Saturday 3rd November 2012 at 10:55pm