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Beyond A Joke (2009)

ITV3 documentary. 5 episodes (1 series) in 2009. Features John Cleese, Paul Nicholas, Tony Benn, Carla Lane, Jonathan Harvey, Don Warrington, Ian Lavender and others.

Series 1, Episode 4 - Working Life

In a period dominated by strikes, the three day working week and mass unemployment, this edition examines how comedies drew their inspiration from this political unrest, and gave those living through it something to laugh at.

Further details

Featuring clips from Only Fools And Horses, The Good Life, The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin, The Rag Trade, Agony, and On The Buses.

Broadcast details

Date
Monday 25th May 2009
Time
9pm
Channel
ITV3
Length
60 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Tony Benn Self
Carla Lane Self
Nina Myskow Self
Edwina Currie Self
Vanessa Feltz Self
Jayne Tunnicliffe Self
Jean Boht Self
Richard Briers Self
Sally Lindsay Self
Jo Brand Self
David Nobbs Self
Trevor Bannister Self
Wendy Richard Self
Alwyn W. Turner Self
Phil Mealey Self
Antony Audenshaw Self
Anna Raeburn Self
Kate Robbins Self
John Sullivan Self
Keith Barron Self
Dave Lamb Narrator
Guest cast
Pamela Power Self
Paul Shane Self
Production team
Vicky Thomas Director
Vicky Thomas Producer
Rachel Ashdown Executive Producer
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