Jennifer Saunders: Laughing At The 90s. Image shows from L to R: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley. Copyright: Tiger Aspect Productions
Jennifer Saunders: Laughing At The 90s

Jennifer Saunders: Laughing At The 90s

  • TV documentary
  • Channel 4
  • 2011
  • 1 episode

Absolutely Fabulous star Jennifer Saunders charts a decade of British comedy: the 1990s. Features Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Dawn French, Adrian Edmondson, Vic Reeves and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2011
Channels
Channel 4
Episodes
1
Creators
Howard Davidson, Beren Money and Deborah Sargeant
Features
Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Dawn French, Adrian Edmondson, Vic Reeves, Bob Mortimer, David Baddiel, Paul Whitehouse and more
Director
Marcus Harben
Producers
Lindsay Jex, Marcus Harben and Clive Tulloh
Companies

A two-hour romp through the story of ten years that saw comedy finally arrive centre stage.

The Absolutely Fabulous star recounts the story of a decade during which she became an international star. Comedy became the new rock 'n roll, packing out stadiums once reserved for pop stars. 'Cool Britannia' was born. Frank Skinner and David Baddiel were heroes for the 'New Lads'. Catchphrase comedy ruled the roost thanks to The Fast Show. The Royle Family's gritty realism changed the face of sitcom forever.

Jennifer gets to the heart of the decade in question sharing anecdotes with Dawn French, Adrian Edmondson, Vic and Bob, David Baddiel, Paul Whitehouse and her Ab Fab sidekick, Joanna Lumley.

Other comedy stars appearing include Adam and Joe, Ardal O'Hanlon, Reece Shearsmith, John Thomson, Arabella Weir, Patrick Marber, and Rebecca Front.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 8th August 2011 at 10pm on Channel 4
Episode length
125 minutes
All previous repeats
  • Monday 7th January 2013 at 2:15am on C4

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