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Comedy Playhouse: Where It All Began

BBC One documentary. 1 episode in 2014. Features Ray Galton, Alan Simpson, June Whitfield, Paul Merton, Hugh Dennis, Beryl Vertue, Bernard Cribbins and others.

Comedy Playhouse: Where It All Began

A documentary looking back at the original BBC Comedy Playhouse pilot strand, featuring contributions from some of those involved

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2014
Channel
BBC One
Episodes
1
Features
Ray Galton, Alan Simpson, June Whitfield, Paul Merton, Hugh Dennis, Beryl Vertue, Bernard Cribbins, Keith Barron and Victoria Wood
Writer
Will Ing
Director
Breid McLoone
Producer
Breid McLoone

A trip through the Comedy Playhouse archive in the company of the people who made some of the most-loved episodes from the original series, as it returns to BBC One for a new run.

From Steptoe & Son to Last Of The Summer Wine, a series of one-off comedy ideas produced some of the most watched comedy series of the last 50 years.

With commentary and insider knowledge from June Whitfield, Paul Merton, Hugh Dennis and top writing team Ray Galton and Alan Simpson.

Production Details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Comedy Playhouse 2014

Production company

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 29th April 2014 on BBC One at 11:05pm
Episode length
35 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 30th April 2014 at 12:05am on BBC1 Scot