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Funny Business

Funny Business (2013)

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2013
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

Documentary looking at various aspects of the British comedy industry. Features John Cleese, Rhod Gilbert, Jo Brand, Arthur Smith, Mark Thomas and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2013
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
3 (1 series)
Features
John Cleese, Rhod Gilbert, Jo Brand, Arthur Smith, Mark Thomas, Clive Anderson, Barry Cryer, Ross Noble and more
Directors
Richard Marson, John Holdsworth and Peter Jamieson
Producers
Richard Marson, John Holdsworth, Peter Jamieson and Anne Gilchrist
Companies

A documentary series looking at various aspects of the British comedy industry.

Episode one reveals the vast sums available to comics willing to host and perform for private, corporate events, and take part in television adverts.

The second episode looks at the money men behind the stage, how deals are done and what's involved in comedy contracts.

Finally, episode three takes to the waves and examines the lucrative microcosm of the entertainment industry that thrives aboard cruise liners criss-crossing the globe.

Contributors to the series include John Cleese, Rhod Gilbert, Jo Brand, Arthur Smith, Mark Thomas, Clive Anderson and Barry Cryer.

Additional details

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Studio
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 16th January 2013 at 9pm on BBC Two
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 23rd February 2013 at 11:30pm on BBC2 Scot - Episode 3
  • Saturday 23rd February 2013 at 10:30pm on BBC HD - Episode 3
  • Saturday 16th February 2013 at 11:30pm on BBC2 Scot - Episode 2

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