Paul Merton's Weird And Wonderful World Of Early Cinema. Paul Merton.

Paul Merton's Weird And Wonderful World Of Early Cinema

BBC Four documentary. 1 episode in 2010. Features Paul Merton.

Paul Merton's Weird And Wonderful World Of Early Cinema

Paul Merton goes in search of the origins of screen comedy in the forgotten world of silent cinema

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2010
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
1
Features
Paul Merton
Writers
Paul Merton and Suki Webster
Director
Paul Merton
Producer
Kate Broome

Paul Merton goes in search of the origins of screen comedy - not in Hollywood, but closer to home in pre-1914 Britain and France.

Revealing the unknown stars and lost masterpieces, he brings to life the pioneering techniques and optical inventiveness of the virtuosos who mastered a new art form. With a playful eye and comic sense of timing, Merton combines the role of presenter and director to recreate the weird and wonderful world that is early European cinema in a series of cinematic experiments of his own.

Production Details

Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Sunday 28th March 2010 on BBC Four at 9pm
Episode length
1 hour
Last repeat
Friday 22nd March 2013 at 12:45am

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