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The Story Of Light Entertainment

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

Series 1, Episode 4 - The Comics

This edition charts the comedian's meteoric rise to the top, from working men's clubs to Tony Hancock to 1980s alternative comedy.

Further details

Comedy is now at the very heart of light entertainment and comedians stand to make a fortune if they hit the nation's funny bone. But back in the early days of music hall, the comic was the lowest of the low in the showbiz world.

This edition charts the comedian's meteoric rise to the top, from working men's clubs to Tony Hancock to 1980s alternative comedy.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 12th August 2006
Time
9:05pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
90 minutes
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