Series 1, Episode 1 - 1979
The Comedy Years: 1979 features interviews with stars of comedy past and present - revealing the comedy moments that inspired them - including the likes of James Bolam, Omid Djalili, Clive Anderson, Cannon & Ball, Bernie Clifton, Mick Miller, Shappi Khorsandi, and Dom Joly.
This episode will also look at the northern club scene, which was dominating telly at the time with the likes of The Cannon & Ball Show and the stand-up series The Comedians. It's also the year that saw a new breed of alternative comedians making a name for themselves, with the opening of The Comedy Store.
1979 was a pivotal year for women in comedy - with the introduction of impressionist Pamela Stephenson on Not The Nine O'Clock News and the success of sitcoms that reflected a female perspective, such as Butterflies and The Liver Birds.
- Friday 19th April 2019
- 60 minutes
Cast & crew
|Stuart Ramsay||Series Producer|
|Mark Scantlebury||Executive Producer|
|Mark Robinson||Executive Producer|