Unseen Peter Sellers footage features in new Channel 5 documentary

ExclusiveFriday 8th September 2023, 9:33am by Jay Richardson

Peter Sellers. Copyright: BBC

Previously unseen home movie footage of Peter Sellers features in a new documentary about the comedy star coming to Channel 5, part of a series of upcoming profiles that also includes Dudley Moore, Eric Sykes, Norman Wisdom and Diana Rigg.

Peter Sellers: The Dark Side Of The Goon will air on Thursday 21st September and is billed as an "intimate portrait" of a "comic genius and one of Britain's greatest comic actors".

Charlie Higson, Nanette Newman, Audrey Nicholson and Valerie Leon are among the friends and admirers recalling a complex man, who was superstitious and often became obsessed with his leading ladies, had a complicated relationship with his mother, but above all displayed multifaceted brilliance.

Peter Sellers: The Dark Side Of The Goon is produced and directed by Kate Church, whose previous credits include films on the artists Antony Gormley and Marina Abrahamović and the theatre company Punchdrunk, for Double Yellow Television (French & Saunders: Funny Women, Morecambe & Wise In America) and the executive producer is Mark Wells (Billy Connolly's Funniest Moments, The Two Ronnies Unseen).

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