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The Art Of Tommy Cooper

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

The Art Of Tommy Cooper

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

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

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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