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The Story Of Light Entertainment

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

Series 1, Episode 6 - Impressionists

This edition looks at impressionists, 60 years ago the poor relations of comedians, but since the 1960s they have continually pushed boundaries in an attempt to make us laugh.

Further details

This edition looks at impressionists, 60 years ago the poor relations of comedians, but since the 1960s they have continually pushed boundaries in an attempt to make us laugh.

Even now, with the 1970s glory days of Mike Yarwood long gone, impressionists like Jon Culshaw, Rory Bremner, Alistair McGowan and Ronni Ancona prove how powerful mimicry can be when used well.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 26th August 2006
Time
9:05pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
90 minutes
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