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
    Nigel Williams Editor
    Thomas Heaney Editor
    Chris Joss Editor
    Tim Waymouth Editor
    Richard Drew Production Designer
    Bob Bradley Composer

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