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Heroes Of Comedy

Heroes Of Comedy (1995)

  • TV documentary
  • Channel 4
  • 1995 - 2003
  • 33 episodes (6 series)

Long-running documentary series looking at some of the greatest and most famous names in British comedy.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - A Special Tribute To... Frankie Howerd

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.


Produced as the first in a 5-part series, this episode was the only one broadcast. The other 4 - and a fifth - eventually made it to screen more than 9 months later. This episode was repeated during that run, being the fifth of six episodes shown, on 10th November.

Broadcast details

Sunday 1st January 1995
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 30th May 2010 6:05pm Gold
Monday 31st May 2010 1:30pm Gold
Friday 20th August 2010 11:20pm More4
Wednesday 1st September 2010 8:00pm Gold
Sunday 24th October 2010 11:05pm Gold
Friday 18th March 2011 11:10pm More4
Sunday 3rd April 2011 10:50pm Gold
Friday 22nd April 2011 5:50pm More4
Saturday 7th May 2011 2:00pm Gold
Saturday 28th May 2011 12:15am More4
Saturday 25th June 2011 8:25am Gold
Saturday 25th June 2011 6:50pm Gold
Saturday 17th September 2011 12:10am More4
Tuesday 29th November 2011 8:00pm Gold
Tuesday 29th November 2011 11:55pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd January 2012 2:00pm Gold
Tuesday 3rd January 2012 8:00pm Gold
Wednesday 1st February 2012 8:00pm Gold
Sunday 8th July 2012 10:15am Gold
Saturday 1st September 2012 2:00pm Gold
Saturday 1st September 2012 9:00pm Gold
Saturday 19th January 2013 12:00pm Gold
Saturday 19th January 2013 6:00pm Gold
Wednesday 17th July 2013 6:00am Gold
Wednesday 24th July 2013 6:00am Gold
Wednesday 24th July 2013 11:35am Gold
Sunday 8th September 2013 2:00pm Gold
Monday 9th September 2013 9:40am Gold

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Clive Anderson Self
Barry Cryer Self
Cilla Black Self
Craig Ferguson Self
Eric Sykes Self
Ned Sherrin Self
Nicky Campbell Self
Madeline Smith Self
Frankie Howerd Self (Archive Material)
Writing team
John Fisher Writer
Production team
Iain McLean Director
John Fisher Producer
Mark Sangster Editor

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