Comedy Connections. Copyright: BBC.

Comedy Connections

BBC Two and BBC One documentary. 47 episodes (6 series), 2003 - 2008. Features Julia Sawalha and Doon Mackichan.

Series 6, Episode 7 is repeated on Saturday at 8pm.

Series 2

1. The Goodies

First broadcast: Monday 21st June 2004

A look at the emergence of the hit show The Goodies in 1970 which had its early roots in the Cambridge Footlights.


2. Birds Of A Feather

First broadcast: Monday 28th June 2004

The story behind the creation of the BBC sitcom Birds Of A Feather.


3. Father Ted

First broadcast: Monday 12th July 2004

The makers and protagonists of the award-winning comedy series Father Ted talk about the creation of the programme.


4. The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin

First broadcast: Monday 19th July 2004

The makers and surviving protagonists reflect on the impact of the comedy series The Fall And Rise Of Reginald Perrin, adapted from David Nobb's book about a man who suffers a nervous breakdown and fakes his own suicide.


Roy Clarke. Copyright: BBC.

5. Keeping Up Appearances

First broadcast: Monday 26th July 2004

An examination of the success of Roy Clarke's sitcom Keeping Up Appearances with archive clips of the show.


6. The Young Ones

First broadcast: Monday 2nd August 2004

The story behind the creation of the sitcom The Young Ones.


7. Hi-De-Hi!

First broadcast: Monday 9th August 2004

The writers and cast of sitcom Hi-De-Hi! reflect on its success.


8. Red Dwarf

First broadcast: Monday 30th August 2004

A look at the history of the production of Red Dwarf, the most watched BBC 2 comedy in the last 15 years. Includes interviews with Doug Naylor and Rob Grant, Craig Charles and Chris Barrie.