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The Story Of Light Entertainment

BBC Two documentary. 8 episodes (1 series) in 2006. Features Stephen Fry.

Series 1, Episode 1 - The Double Acts

This first episode looks at double acts ranging from Laurel and Hardy to Morecambe and Wise, from Reeves and Mortimer to Ant and Dec.

Further details

This edition looks at double acts ranging from Laurel and Hardy to Morecambe and Wise, from Reeves and Mortimer to Ant and Dec.

It asks why they work, why viewers love them so much, and why they so often end up hating each other.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 22nd July 2006
Time
9:05pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
90 minutes

Repeats

    Cast & crew

    Regular cast
    Stephen Fry Narrator
    Guest cast
    Roy Hudd Self
    Chris Costello Self
    William Cook Self
    Doreen Wise Self
    Joan Morecambe Self
    Graham McCann Self
    John Ammonds (as John Ammonds MBE) Self
    Barry Cryer Self
    Lionel Blair Self
    Mike Winters Self
    Siggy Winters Self
    Royston Mayoh Self
    Joe McGrath Self
    Tim Brooke-Taylor Self
    David Baddiel Self
    Steve Punt Self
    Michael Grade Self
    Bill Cotton (as Sir Bill Cotton) Self
    David Frost (as Sir David Frost) Self
    Neil Shand Self
    Beatrice Ballard (as Bea Ballard) Self
    Myfanwy Moore Self
    Eddie Braben Self
    Ernest Maxin Self
    Wendy Cook Self
    Clive James Self
    Geoffrey Perkins Self
    Rena Frutcher Self
    David Quantick Self
    Dinah May Self
    Gary Morecambe Self
    Eddie Large Self
    Syd Little Self
    Bobby Ball Self
    Tommy Cannon Self
    Peter Fincham Self
    Rowland Rivron Self
    Stephen Frost Self
    Mark Arden Self
    Jon Plowman Self
    Paul Morley Self
    Vic Reeves Self
    Charlie Higson Self
    Alan Marke Self
    Stuart Murphy Self
    Jeremy Beadle Self
    Joe Pasquale Self
    Peter Cook Self (Archive Material)
    Production team
    Andy Humphries Director
    Andy Humphries Producer
    Steven D. Wright (as Steven D Wright) Executive Producer
    Anna Gien Editor
    Rob Sylvester Editor
    Steven Devlin Editor
    Joanna Crickmay Editor
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