Image shows from L to R: Peter Cook, Dudley Moore.

Legends Of British Comedy

Yesterday documentary about comics. 6 episodes (1 series), 2011 - 2012. Features Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Ronnie Barker, Peter Cook and others.

Legends Of British Comedy

Short documentary series originally released on VHS in 1996, showcasing some of British comedy's greatest ever talents

2011 - 2012
6   (1 series)
Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Ronnie Barker, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Leonard Rossiter and Spike Milligan

Originally produced for and released on VHS in 1996, this documentary series - also titled British Comedy Greats - showcases the formidable talents and long-lasting influence of some of British comedy's best-loved and most missed names: Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, Ronnie Barker, Spike Milligan and Leonard Rossiter.

Primarily laden with joyous, classic clips from the artists' respective back-catalogues of work, the series also contains contributions from colleagues such as Barbara Windsor, Diana Coupland, Bernard Cribbins and Barry Took.

Production Details

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Also known as
  • British Comedy Heroes (Other official name)
  • Comedy Greats (Other official name)
Laugh track

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 17th December 2011 on Yesterday at 8pm
Last new broadcast
Tuesday 12th June 2012 on Yesterday at 11am
Length of episodes
1 hour
Last repeat
Sunday 30th June 2019 at 3:30pm on Forces TV

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