The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure. Rik Mayall. Copyright: BBC.

The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure

BBC Two factual. 1 episode in 2014. Features John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Paul Whitehouse, Rob Brydon, Phil Cornwell and others.

The Comedy Vaults: BBC2's Hidden Treasure

A broadcast of some rare and previously unseen comedy moments from BBC Two's history

Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2014
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Creator
Sean Doherty
Features
John Lloyd, Bill Bailey, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, Paul Whitehouse, Rob Brydon, Phil Cornwell, John Sessions and others
Director
Sean Doherty
Producers
Sean Doherty, Grant Philpott and Saurabh Kakkar

As part of its 50th birthday celebrations, BBC Two is allowing all-areas access to their precious comedy vaults. This programme pulls from the shelf some rare and unseen comedy moments from some of the greatest names in comedy.

There are pilots which have never been broadcast before, including Miranda Hart's Joke Shop, Stephen Fry's first appearance as the quizmaster in QI and a sitcom from the band Madness.

There is also rare comedy treats from Spike Milligan, Pete & Dud, Rik Mayall and Billy Connolly, and Sacha Baron Cohen's first incarnation of Borat, an Albanian called Christo.

Packed with archive treasure illustrating how groundbreaking and innovative BBC Two has been for British comedy, insightful analysis is provided by the guest interviews which boast some of the biggest names in television.

Tamsin Greig is the narrator.

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