Ben Elton
Ben Elton: Laughing At The 80s

Ben Elton: Laughing At The 80s

  • TV documentary
  • Channel 4
  • 2011
  • 1 episode

Ben Elton takes viewers on a romp through the decade in which he first found fame: the 1980s. Features Ben Elton, Rik Mayall, Lenny Henry, Harry Enfield, Victoria Wood and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2011
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
1
Creators
Howard Davidson, Deborah Sargeant and Beren Money
Features
Ben Elton, Rik Mayall, Lenny Henry, Harry Enfield, Victoria Wood, Jimmy Tarbuck, Clive Anderson, Stephen Fry and more
Director
Richard Dean
Producers
Lindsay Jex, Richard Dean and Clive Tulloh
Companies

Ben Elton: Laughing At The 80s is a two-hour romp through the very best comedy of the 1980s. Ben tells the tale of the decade in which he first came to public attention and provides new insight and revelations on a story that he was at the heart of.

He meets with Rik Mayall, Lenny Henry, Harry Enfield, Victoria Wood and Jimmy Tarbuck, reminiscing and reflecting on the greatest comedy moments in recent history.

There are further interviews with other comedy stars of the time, including Clive Anderson, Stephen Fry, Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders, Ade Edmondson, Jo Brand and Nigel Planer.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 28th December 2011 at 11:40pm on Channel 4
Episode length
120 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Sunday 22nd January 2012 at 11:40pm on C4

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