- 4 (1 series)
- Shaparak Khorsandi, Jon Culshaw, Debra Stephenson, Dom Joly, Ann Widdecombe, Sherrie Hewson, Janet Street-Porter, Tracy-Ann Oberman and more
- Kerry Allison and Gavin Barclay
- Stuart Ramsay, Kerry Allison, Gavin Barclay, Mark Scantlebury, Mark Robinson and Jude Bibby
Each of the hour-long shows mixes classic comedy archive with social history and pop culture nostalgia. They show how each year's comedy reflected a changing Britain - from the Thatcher era of satire of Not The Nine O'Clock News and Spitting Image to ground breaking comedy series like The Royle Family, The Young Ones and The Office.
The Comedy Years features interviews with stars of comedy past and present, all revealing the comedy moments that inspired them, as well as telling us about the roles they themselves played in some classic TV series.
The 1979 episode looks at the northern club scene, which was dominating telly at the time with the likes of Les Dawson and Cannon & Ball. It's also the year that saw a new breed of alternative comedians making a name for themselves on screen that included Mel Smith, Griff Rhys Jones and Rowan Atkinson.
Trigger Happy TV features in the episode about 2003 as TV viewers enjoyed the hidden prank antics of Dom Joly alongside Bruce Forsyth's hilarious hosting duties on Have I Got News For You and fond farewells to Cold Feet and The Office.
- Comedy firsts, Comedy lasts, Comedy classics
- Camera set-up
- Single camera