French And Saunders. Image shows from L to R: Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders
French And Saunders

French And Saunders

  • TV sketch show
  • BBC One / BBC Two
  • 1987 - 2017
  • 49 episodes (6 series)

Long-running popular sketch show starring Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders. Also features Betty Marsden, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron, The Hot Hoofers, Kirsty MacColl and more.

French And Saunders. Image shows from L to R: Jennifer Saunders, Dawn French. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Sketch Show
Broadcast
1987 - 2017
Channels
BBC One, BBC Two
Episodes
49 (6 series), plus 3 highlights and Comic Relief specials
Stars
Dawn French, Jennifer Saunders, Betty Marsden, Simon Brint, Rowland Rivron, The Hot Hoofers, Kirsty MacColl, Lorna Brown and more
Writers
Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders
Directors
Ed Bye, Kevin Bishop, Bob Spiers, John Birkin and Joe Geary
Producers
Geoff Posner, Jon Plowman and Jo Sargent
Companies

Observations on British life, popular culture parodies, musings and more are all under the spotlight of comedy duo Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders.

From spoofs of the biggest films to pop song pastiches, offbeat rants and their own unique take on every-day life, each episode is packed full of sketches to deliver laugh after laugh.

Additional details

Also known as
  • 300 Years Of French And Saunders
  • French & Saunders
Production
Studio
Camera set-up
Multi-camera
Picture
Colour
Soundtrack
Music by Simon Brint.

Website links

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 9th March 1987 at 9pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats

Recording details

  • BBC Television Centre

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