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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 3 - Joyce Grenfell

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

Further details

Joyce Grenfell was one of the premier comediennes of her age - she had a career that spanned the decades from the late 1930s to the mid '70s. Her unique appearance and seemingly gentle wit entertained generations of audiences and established that one woman could perform her own show and keep the audience captivated. Here, along with archive footage of Joyce performing her works, are interviews with Sir David Attenborough, Clive James, Maureen Lipman and Victoria Wood.

Broadcast details

Friday 20th October 1995
Channel 4
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Friday 23rd July 2010 11:00pm More4
Friday 3rd September 2010 11:10pm More4
Sunday 5th September 2010 6:00pm Gold
Friday 1st October 2010 11:55pm More4
Sunday 6th March 2011 11:45pm Gold
Saturday 19th March 2011 12:15am More4
Saturday 4th June 2011 12:50am More4
Monday 6th June 2011 5:00pm Gold
Monday 13th June 2011 5:00pm Gold
Saturday 24th September 2011 12:50am More4

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