My Funniest Year. Copyright: Twofour.

My Funniest Year

Channel 4 stand-up. 4 episodes (pilot + 1 series), 2010 - 2011. Stars Rufus Hound, Jack Whitehall, Al Murray and Chris Addison.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Al Murray: 1997

Al Murray looks back to 1997, the year when the world had gone Spice Girl mad, Elton John turned 50 in a typically understated way, and Labour swept into power.

Further details

My Funniest Year. Al Murray. Copyright: Twofour.

Comic pub landlord Al Murray takes to the stage at the Hackney Empire to escort his audience through his Funniest Year, 1997.

Clad in his characteristic blazer, shirt and tie, Al strides onto the stage clutching a pint of beer as he tells the raucous crowd why he's personally chosen 1997 as a trademark year. It was the year that his now ex-wife ran off with a Frenchman, the Spice Girls became the biggest pop phenomenon since the Beatles, and Tinky Winky from the Teletubbies was 'outed' as gay.

Al's comedy extravaganza explores other unforgettable popular culture moments from the year - the detailed examination of Bill Clinton's manhood, the launch of Channel Five, and the popularity of alcopops.

Broadcast details

Friday 30th September 2011
Channel 4
120 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Al Murray Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Melanie Chisholm (as Mel C) Guest
Charlie Dimmock Guest
Tommy Walsh Guest
Writing team
Al Murray Writer
Mark Augustyn Writer (Additional Material)
Chris England Writer (Additional Material)
Les Keen Writer (Additional Material)
Production team
Paul Wheeler Director
Cameron Banks Producer
Andrew Mackenzie-Betty (as Andrew Mackenzie) Executive Producer
Chris Hill Producer
Neil Calow Producer
Tina Flintoff Executive Producer

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