Series 1, Episode 4 - The Comics
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.
- Saturday 12th August 2006
- BBC Two
- 90 minutes