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Talking Pictures: Great British Comedies

Talking Pictures: Great British Comedies

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2015
  • 1 episode

Sylvia Syms looks back at great British comedy film stars. Also features George Formby, Alec Guinness, Dirk Bogarde, James Robertson Justice, Gerald Thomas and more.

Peter Sellers. Copyright: BBC

Key details

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 more
Producers
Simon Goretzki and Simon Catt
Company

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 31st October 2015 at 2pm on BBC Two
Episode length
35 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Saturday 25th November 2023 at 1:05pm on BBC2
  • Friday 5th May 2023 at 12:10am on BBC4
  • Tuesday 28th February 2023 at 5:20pm on BBC2 Wales

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