It's Got To Be Funny, Hasn't It...

  • TV documentary
  • Channel 4
  • 1983
  • 1 episode

Max Wall, one of Britain's greatest clowns, traces his life and career. Also features Peter Williams.

  • Repeated Wednesday 29th December at 3:05pm on TPTV

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
1983
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
1
Features
Peter Williams and Max Wall
Director
Martin Smith
Producers
Martin Smith and Peter Williams
Companies

One of Britain's greatest clowns, Max Wall traces his life and career in conversation with Peter Williams, including extracts from performances, and his assessment of the affair that nearly ended his career.

Max Wall's career in showbusiness hasn't been one of swings and roundabouts - more like a ride on the big dipper. He began his career as the 'boy with the dancing feet' and progressed with his inimitable creation Professor Wallofski to be hailed as a 'comic genius' - a comic genius also capable of riveting an audience with his dramatic portraits in plays such as Waiting For Godot and Ubu Roi. His personal life has been as searing and provocative as any of his theatrical roles.

Now, for the first time, talking to Peter Williams, Max reveals the pain and elation of a life that has 'got to be funny, hasn't it?'

Additional details

Also known as
  • It's Got To Be Funny Hasn't It? (Billed title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 24th December 1983 at 9:30pm on Channel 4
Episode length
1 hour
Next repeats
  1. Wednesday 29th December at 3:05pm on TPTV
Most recent repeats
  • Monday 20th September 2021 at 3:00pm on TPTV
  • Wednesday 15th September 2021 at 10:55pm on TPTV
  • Monday 12th July 2021 at 4:45pm on TPTV -

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