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The Many Faces Of...

The Many Faces Of...

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Two
  • 2009 - 2016
  • 14 episodes (3 series)

Comedy actors look back at their career, with archive footage and testimony from friends and colleagues.

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The Many Faces Of Dick Emery

Programme assessing the career of Dick Emery, a giant of British character comedy who regularly pulled in audiences of 17 million to his long-running BBC sketch show.

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Dick Emery - The Comedy Of Errors?. Dick Emery. Copyright: Made In Manchester Productions

This programme looks back at the career of Dick Emery, one of the giants of British character comedy who regularly pulled in audiences of 17 million.

For 17 years, The Dick Emery Show dominated Saturday night TV before Emery's untimely death in 1983 at the age of 67. Firmly rooted in the traditions of the Concert Party and Vaudeville, his characters and their catchphrases were legendary.

In this programme, his influence is acknowledged by current comedians such as David Walliams, Charlie Higson and David Baddiel.

With previously unseen footage and contributions from his family, contemporaries and those he worked with, The Many Faces Of Dick Emery takes a closer look at his career.

Broadcast details

Monday 27th January 2014
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Sunday 14th June 2015 12:30am BBC2

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Louis Barfe Self
Michael Grade Self
Barry Cryer Self
Matthew Sweet Self
Jacki Piper Self
Anita Harris Self
David Walliams Self
David Baddiel Self
Josephine Tewson Self
Charlie Higson Self
Harold Snoad Self
Bill Treacher Self
Nick Emery Self
Vicki Emery Self
Fay Hillier Self
Dick Emery Self (Archive Material)
Sally Phillips Narrator
Production team
Charles Stuart Director
Stephen Stewart Executive Producer
Charles Stuart Producer
Alan Tyler Executive Producer
Berny McGurk Editor
Steve Diamond Editor

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