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Heroes Of Comedy (1995)

Channel 4 documentary. 33 episodes (6 series), 1995 - 2003.

Series 1

1. A Special Tribute To... Frankie Howerd

First broadcast: Sunday 1st January 1995

Fans, colleagues and friends pay tribute to the great comic Frankie Howerd. Includes contributions from the likes of Barry Cryer, Eric Sykes and Cilla Black.


2. Tommy Cooper

First broadcast: Friday 13th October 1995

A celebration of the career of legendary comic Tommy Cooper. Classic footage shows that Cooper's lumbering bulk, manic laugh and anxious features belied his aplomb and perfect timing. Among those paying tribute are his widow, Gwen Cooper, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Bob Monkhouse and Eric Sykes.


3. Joyce Grenfell

First broadcast: Friday 20th October 1995

Profile of Joyce Grenfell, one of the premier comediennes of her age.

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4. Max Miller

First broadcast: Friday 27th October 1995

Though born 100 years ago, Max Miller's influence is still felt today. He was the highest paid comedian in variety and a master of innuendo. With footage of Miller in action.


5. Arthur Haynes

First broadcast: Friday 3rd November 1995

Arthur Haynes is regarded as a forgotten hero of comedy since his untimely death in 1966. Interviewees illuminate Haynes' creative approach to comedy.

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6. Terry-Thomas

First broadcast: Friday 17th November 1995

Terry-Thomas shot to stardom in Britain in 1946 when he appeared in Piccadilly Hayride at the Prince of Wales Theatre. From there he went on to star in cabaret, revue, radio, television and more than 70 films - becoming, in the process, many people's idea of the perfect English gentleman.