The Two Ronnies. Image shows from L to R: Ronnie Corbett, Ronnie Barker. Copyright: BBC.

The Two Ronnies

BBC One sketch show starring Ronnies Corbett and Barker. 95 episodes (12 series), 1971 - 1987. Stars Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett.

Series 4, Episode 6 is repeated on Yesterday on Wednesday at 11pm.

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Two Ronnies make modern lefty comics look like toddlers

Fifty years after their incomparable TV show began, Christopher Stevens celebrates the genius of The Two Ronnies... and argues they make today's Left-wing 'comedians' look like foul-mouthed toddlers.

Christopher Stevens, Daily Mail, 14th April 2021

The Two Ronnies at 50

The rare double act who actually liked each other, Ronnies Barker and Corbett turned wordplay and innuendo into high art. Why did they stop?

Martin Chilton, The Telegraph, 9th April 2021

The Two Ronnies' 50th birthday

What are the ingredients that turned the sketch show into a long-running comedy classic? To find out, we asked those who contributed to some of Corbett and Barker's most famous routines.

Mark Braxton, Radio Times, 5th April 2021

'Four Candles' sketch recreated in 280-year-old shop

A classic Two Ronnies sketch has been recreated by residents of a town who wanted to "shine a light" on a 280-year-old shop.

BBC, 24th February 2020

The show that shaped me: Jane Millichip on Two Ronnies

At age five, Sky Vision's managing director bonded with her dad over Barker and Corbett's wordplay. They laughed like drains at the show for the next 16 years.

Jane Millichip, Broadcast, 28th February 2019

Two Ronnies TV clip racism row at Stroud school

A Stroud school has issued an apology after horrified parents expressed their shock at being shown what some have referred to as a racist sketch during a school information evening.

Stroud News, 11th October 2018

Two Ronnies 'four candles' script sells for £28,000

A buyer has forked out £28,000 for the handwritten script of The Two Ronnies' 'four candles' sketch.

BBC, 1st June 2018

Four Candles sketch set to sell for £40,000

Ronnie Barker's famous 'Four Candles' sketch is set to sell for £40,000 at auction.

Daily Mail, 15th May 2018

Original script of 'Fork Handles' to be auctioned

Penned by Ronnie Barker, the single sheet - handwritten in red ink - is expected to fetch up to £40,000 at auction.

The Guardian, 8th December 2017

TV humour is lewd, lavatorial & lacking any form of wit

The problem, however, is bigger than just one show. For the abject and high-profile failure of The Nightly Show raises a disturbing question. What has happened to British comedy? The sheer unfunniness of much of it is beyond depressing.

Christopher Hart, Daily Mail, 18th March 2017