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Comedy Playhouse: Where It All Began

Comedy Playhouse: Where It All Began

  • TV documentary
  • BBC One
  • 2014
  • 1 episode

A documentary looking back at the original BBC Comedy Playhouse pilot strand, featuring contributions from some of those involved. Features Ray Galton, Alan Simpson, June Whitfield, Paul Merton, Hugh Dennis and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2014
Channels
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
Producers
Breid McLoone and Steven Canny
Companies

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.

Additional details

Part of

Comedy Playhouse

Comedy Playhouse 2014

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Tuesday 29th April 2014 at 11:05pm on BBC One
Episode length
35 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Wednesday 15th December 2021 at 1:55am on BBC4
  • Tuesday 14th December 2021 at 9:30pm on BBC4
  • Wednesday 30th April 2014 at 12:05am on BBC1 Scot

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