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Comic Roots

Comic Roots

  • TV documentary
  • BBC One
  • 1982 - 1983
  • 8 episodes (2 series)

Factual series in which a number of top comic names reveal their early lives and what made them so funny.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
1982 - 1983
Channels
BBC One
Episodes
8 (2 series)
Companies

Series of biographical documentaries in which some of the greatest names from the world of comedy talk about their backgrounds and guide cameras around the locales in which they grew up.

Contributors include Alexei Sayle, Kenneth Williams and Les Dawson.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 2nd August 1982 at 6:50pm on BBC One
Last new broadcast
Friday 2nd September 1983 at 8:30pm on BBC One
Most recent repeats

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