The Two Ronnies: Ronnie Corbett's Lost Tapes. Ronnie Corbett. Copyright: ITN
The Two Ronnies: Ronnie Corbett's Lost Tapes

The Two Ronnies: Ronnie Corbett's Lost Tapes

  • TV documentary
  • ITV
  • 2021
  • 1 episode

Documentary about Ronnie Corbett, utilising unseen material from his family collection. Also features Anne Hart, Emma Corbett, Sophie Corbett, David Walliams, Harry Hill and more.

The Two Ronnies: Ronnie Corbett's Lost Tapes. Image shows from L to R: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker. Copyright: ITN

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2021
Channels
ITV
Episodes
1
Features
Anne Hart, Emma Corbett, Sophie Corbett, David Walliams, Harry Hill, Rob Brydon, Jimmy Tarbuck, Stephen K Amos and more
Director
Malcolm Donkin
Producers
Malcolm Donkin, Will Smith, Jonathan Levi and Lauren Burchell
Companies

An affectionate look back at the life and work of one of Britain's favourite comedians, Ronnie Corbett, one half of The Two Ronnies.

With unprecedented access to the family's archives, we see footage from Ronnie's home movies for the first time, along with photographs from the family albums.

Featuring interviews with his wife Anne and daughters Emma and Sophie, this programme tells the story of Corbett's childhood in Edinburgh, his early career in London, and how he teamed up with Ronnie Barker to make 12 series of The Two Ronnies.

We also learn how, in Ronnie's later life, he became a mentor for a new generation of comedians. Celebrity friends seeing Ronnie's home movies for the first time include David Walliams, Harry Hill, Rob Brydon, Jimmy Tarbuck, Stephen K Amos and Robbie Williams.

The programme includes favourite clips, behind-the-scenes stories and interview footage recorded over the years with Ronnie himself.

Narrated by Hugh Bonneville.

Additional details

Also known as
  • Ronnie Corbett: The Lost Tapes
  • Ronnie Corbett's Unseen Tapes (Working title)
Production
Location
Camera set-up
Single camera
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 14th July 2021 at 9pm on ITV
Episode length
1 hour
All previous repeats
  • Thursday 16th December 2021 at 11:00pm on ITV
  • Sunday 18th July 2021 at 10:25pm on ITV

Share this page