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Legends Of British Comedy

Legends Of British Comedy

  • TV documentary
  • Yesterday
  • 2011 - 2012
  • 6 episodes (1 series)

Short documentary series originally released on VHS in 1996, showcasing some of British comedy's greatest ever talents. Features Kenneth Williams, Sid James, Ronnie Barker, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore and more.

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Series 1, Episode 1 - "Stop Messin' About!" - The Very Best Of Kenneth Williams

An Audience With.... Kenneth Williams. Copyright: London Weekend Television / ITV Studios
Matron! Kenneth Williams' saucy delivery made him one of our best-loved comic actors. Alongside rare footage, the Carry On team pay tribute to the late entertainer.

Broadcast details

Saturday 17th December 2011
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 22nd January 2012 6:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 22nd January 2012 11:00pm Yesterday
Monday 27th February 2012 1:00am Yesterday
Sunday 8th April 2012 11:00pm Yesterday
Tuesday 5th June 2012 11:00am Yesterday
Sunday 2nd December 2012 9:20pm Yesterday
Tuesday 25th December 2012 11:20pm Yesterday
Wednesday 26th December 2012 8:00pm Yesterday
Monday 8th August 2016 9:00pm London Live
Tuesday 9th August 2016 1:20am London Live
Friday 12th August 2016 8:00pm London Live
Saturday 26th November 2016 7:00pm London Live
Monday 28th November 2016 4:00am London Live
Tuesday 29th November 2016 1:30am London Live
Tuesday 27th December 2016 9:00pm London Live
Saturday 18th February 2017 7:00pm London Live
Sunday 3rd September 2017 7:00pm London Live
Monday 4th September 2017 3:45am London Live
Sunday 26th November 2017 7:00pm London Live
Friday 1st December 2017 8:00pm London Live
Wednesday 27th December 2017 7:15pm London Live
Friday 29th December 2017 3:30am London Live
Sunday 14th January 2018 3:45am London Live
Friday 19th January 2018 4:00am London Live
Thursday 1st March 2018 3:25am London Live
Friday 2nd March 2018 4:00am London Live
Sunday 4th March 2018 2:30am London Live
Sunday 22nd April 2018 5:00am London Live
Thursday 3rd May 2018 4:30am London Live
Sunday 6th May 2018 4:40am London Live
Wednesday 16th May 2018 4:00am London Live
Saturday 19th May 2018 4:00am London Live
Thursday 27th December 2018 6:00pm Forces TV
Friday 28th December 2018 2:30am Forces TV
Friday 28th December 2018 2:50pm Forces TV
Thursday 6th June 2019 10:00pm Forces TV
Saturday 29th June 2019 3:30pm Forces TV

Cast & crew

Kenneth Williams Self (Archive Material)
Guest cast
Barry Took Self
Jack Douglas Self
Barbara Windsor Self
Patsy Rowlands Self
Barry Took Narrator
Production team
Duncan Smith Director
William Trotter Director
Duncan Smith Series Editor
Will Ashurst Series Editor
William Trotter Producer
Nick Arthur Editor

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