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Heroes Of Comedy (1995)

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

Trivia

The first series of Heroes Of Comedy was due to consist of 5 episodes; however, only the first, on Frankie Howerd, was broadcast. It returned 9 months later and was repeated as the 5th episode in a 6-part series.

The Heroes Of Comedy series was born out of a one-off special documentary of the same name, broadcast in 1992.

A number of acts have featured in the series on more than one occasion: Tommy Cooper in the first series, and the Heroes Of Magic and The Magic Of Tommy Cooper specials during Series 5; Spike Milligan, who had his own episode during Series 6, and the Series 2 programme on The Goons; and Les Dawson, who had a feature episode in Series 2 and a special during Series 5, Les Dawson's Finest Hour.

Channel 4 group the series and episodes as follows:

Series 1
Episode 1: Frankie Howerd (01/01/1995)
Episode 2: Tommy Cooper (13/10/1995)
Episode 3: Joyce Greenfell (20/10/1995)
Episode 4: Max Miller (27/10/1995)
Episode 5: Arthur Haynes (03/11/1995)
Episode 6: Terry-Thomas (17/11/1995)

Series 2
Episode 1: Les Dawson (16/04/1997)
Episode 2: Kenny Everett (23/04/1997)
Episode 3: Alastair Sim (30/04/1997)
Episode 4: The Goons (07/05/1997)
Episode 5: Peter Cook (19/01/1998)
Episode 6: Benny Hill (13/01/1998)
Episode 7: Arthur Askey (26/01/1998)
Episode 8: Tony Hancock (02/02/1998)

Series 3
Episode 1: Norman Wisdom (25/09/1999)
Episode 2: Ken Dodd (02/10/1999)
Episode 3: Eric Sykes (09/10/1999)
Episode 4: Thora Hird (16/10/1999)
Episode 5: Barry Humphries (30/10/1999)
Episode 6: Ronnie Barker (28/12/2000)

Series 4
Episode 1: Bernard Manning (11/11/2000)
Episode 2: Kenneth Williams (07/10/2000)
Episode 3: Max Wall (02/01/2003)
Episode 4: Heroes Of Magic (24/12/2000)
Episode 5: Tommy Cooper Special (31/12/2000)
Episode 6: Les Dawson's Finest Hour (30/12/2000)

Series 5
Episode 1: Leonard Rossiter (27/12/2001)
Episode 2: Ronnie Corbett (06/03/2002)
Episode 3: Mike Yarwood (16/02/2002)
Episode 4: Sid James (02/02/2002)
Episode 5: Spike Milligan (02/03/2002)
Episode 6: Hattie Jacques (09/03/2002)
Episode 7: Dick Emery (13/04/2002)

Source: Channel 4