The Comedians. Copyright: Granada Television.

The Comedians

ITV stand-up showcase. 83 episodes (11 series), 1971 - 1993.

50 years of The Comedians

The Comedians - "the show that launched a thousand quips" - first aired on Saturday 12th June 1971. This documentary created by John Orchard (who was the pianist of house band Shep's Banjo Boys) pays tribute to the show, featuring interviews with some of the comedians involved, and the offspring of some of the comics no longer with us.