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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

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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