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The Art Of Tommy Cooper

BBC Two Wales factual. 1 episode in 2007. Stars Tommy Cooper, Rhod Gilbert, Tom O'Connor, Victor Spinetti, Betty Jones, Barry Cryer, David Beckley and others.

The Art Of Tommy Cooper

BBC Wales documentary on the life and work of the magician and comedy legend Tommy Cooper

Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2007
Channel
BBC Two Wales
Episodes
1
Starring
Tommy Cooper, Rhod Gilbert, Tom O'Connor, Victor Spinetti, Betty Jones, Barry Cryer, David Beckley and David Ball
Writer
Clive Flowers
Director
Clive Flowers
Producer
Valerie Croft

Tommy Cooper was a national comedy institution whose catchphrase still remains in the language today. This bumbling giant with outsized feet and hands, whose mere entrance on stage had audiences erupting with uncontrollable laughter, was born in Caerphilly in 1921.

This programme looks at the life and art of the man in the fez whose clumsy, fumbling stage magic tricks hid a real talent as a magician. His private life was complicated and often difficult but as far as his audiences were concerned, he was first and foremost a clown whose confusion with the mechanisms of everyday life made for hilarious viewing.

Contributors include Tom O'Connor and Barry Cryer.

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