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.

Press clippings

Ah, youth: remember a time when people crowded round Saturday Night Live in thrall to a spangly-suited Mockney, while our parents muttered that he was an utter windbag? The former Thatcher-baiter narrates this two-hour retrospective of 80s comedy; or at least of the safe, Comic Relief variety, which means lashings of Rik and Ade, Lenny and Dawn, and Harry and Paul; the latter, funnier and more vital now than they ever were back then, Peeps.

Ali Catterall, The Guardian, 19th December 2011

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