Just Like That! (1989)

Channel 4 documentary about Tommy Cooper. 1 episode in 1989. Features Tommy Cooper.

Just Like That!

A celebration of the comic genius of the much-loved Tommy Cooper

Channel 4
Tommy Cooper
Jeff Perks
Paul Madden

Just Like That! is a celebration of the comic genius of Tommy Cooper] - just like that! But nobody could do it just like that apart from the unique Mr Cooper himself, and despite his claim never to have used those words. Was Tommy really Henry Coper's brother? Can Tommy's performance as Hamlet, clown prince, compare with the greats? Was Tommy a ventriloquist at heart? Rare and classic routines and contributions from famous fans help solve the mystery.

The friends and fans who take part (man of them confirming that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery) include Adrian Edmondson, Lenny Henry, Henry Cooper, former Goons Harry Secombe and Spike Milligan, writer Dick Hills, Tommy's brother David Cooper (who has himself sadly since died), alternative comedian Steve Murray, The Wow Show and magician Paul Scott. And a title montage sequence features further impersonations of the great man from Alexei Sayle, Bob Todd, Patricia Hayes and Jess Conrad.

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First broadcast
Thursday 28th December 1989 on Channel 4 at 8pm
Episode length
1 hour