First broadcast: Sunday 18th September 2016
Richard traces the history of Ealing Studios, from the Silent Films made at the turn of the century, to the Music Hall comedies of the 30s and a film from the 40s that brought the phrase 'an Ealing Comedy' into the national lexicon - Passport To Pimlico.
First broadcast: Sunday 25th September 2016
Richard looks at Ealing's golden years, comedy films that were produced almost back to back, which gave Ealing its rightful place in British comedy history. The Lavender Hill Mob, Kind Hearts And Coronets and The Man In The White Suit are all discussed as Richard celebrates the very best of Ealing.
First broadcast: Sunday 2nd October 2016
In this episode Richard looks at one of the steamiest comedies to date, The Titfield Thunderbolt, a proper comedy about trains, and explores the story behind one of Ealing's most famous films, The Ladykillers, and why it continues to inspire again and again.