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The Late Great Eric Sykes

The Late Great Eric Sykes

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2012
  • 1 episode

Tribute programme recounting the life and career of prolific and influential actor and comedy writer Eric Sykes. Features Michael Palin, Mike Newell, Eddie Izzard, Norma Farnes, Denis Norden and more.

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2012
Channels
BBC Two
Episodes
1
Features
Michael Palin, Mike Newell, Eddie Izzard, Norma Farnes, Denis Norden, Bill Kenwright, Ken Dodd, Beryl Vertue and more
Director
Alexandra Briscoe
Producers
Alexandra Briscoe and Lucy Kenwright
Companies

The BBC celebrates prolific comedy writer Eric Sykes, who died on the 4th of July 2012, aged 89.

Eddie Izzard, Michael Palin and Harry Potter director Mike Newell are among those paying tribute to a true comic genius, a man who blasted his way through six decades of British comedy with his unique brand of surreal, classless humour.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Saturday 3rd November 2012 at 8:45pm on BBC Two
Episode length
1 hour
All previous repeats
  • Saturday 6th July 2013 at 10:15pm on BBC2 Wales
  • Saturday 6th July 2013 at 9:45pm on BBC2

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