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Talking Pictures: Great British Comedies

BBC Two documentary about comedy films. 1 episode in 2015. Features Sylvia Syms, George Formby, Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde and others.

Peter Sellers. Copyright: BBC.

Talking Pictures: Great British Comedies

Sylvia Syms looks back at great British comedy film stars

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2015
Channel
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Features
Sylvia Syms, George Formby, Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, James Robertson Justice, Gerald Thomas, Sid James, Joan Sims and others
Producers
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.

Production Details

Production company
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 31st October 2015 on BBC Two at 2pm
Episode length
35 minutes
Last repeat
Tuesday 7th April 2020 at 2:45pm

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