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The Story Of Light Entertainment

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

Series 1, Episode 7 - Chat Shows

This edition explores how the chat show has provided some of the most controversial and stimulating TV ever, tracing its evolution from Steve Allen and Johnny Carson to Graham Norton and Paul O'Grady.

Further details

This edition explores how the chat show has provided some of the most controversial and stimulating TV ever, tracing its evolution from Steve Allen and Johnny Carson to Graham Norton and Paul O'Grady.

It also assesses how comedy chat shows such as Mrs Merton became every bit as successful as the genre that provided the butt of their comedy.

Broadcast details

Date
Saturday 2nd September 2006
Time
9:05pm
Channel
BBC Two
Length
90 minutes
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