- BBC Two
- Sylvia Syms, George Formby, Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, James Robertson Justice, Gerald Thomas, Sid James, Joan Sims and others
- Simon Goretzki and Simon Catt
Sylvia Syms looks back on the great British comedy stars who over the years have had cinema audiences rolling in the aisles with laughter.
Featuring rarely-seen interviews from the BBC's archives, the programme starts with the great George Formby and the early days of British cinema, and works its way forwards in time, exploring, amongst others, the classic Ealing comedies, the much-loved Doctor series, the saucy postcard humour of the Carry On films, Peter Sellers and the Pink Panther series, and the ground-breaking movies of Monty Python.
This is a single episode in a longer series of programmes looking at different aspects of films.
- Production company
- Laugh track
- First broadcast
- Saturday 31st October 2015 on BBC Two at 2pm
- Episode length
- 35 minutes
- Last repeat
- Tuesday 8th December 2020 at 2:30pm