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The Unforgettable...

ITV documentary about comedy stars. 38 episodes (5 series), 2000 - 2012. Features Daniel Abineri.

Series 1, Episode 2 - Richard Beckinsale

Touching and informative tribute to British comedy actor Richard Beckinsale. Archive clips of his TV and film career are featured alongside interviews with friends, co-stars and his actress daughters, Samantha and Kate.

Further details

A touching and informative tribute to British comedy actor Richard Beckinsale. Good looking, natural and very funny, Beckinsale died of a massive heart attack whilst at the peak of his career, aged just 31 in 1979.

Archive clips of his TV and film career are featured alongside interviews with friends, co-stars and his actress wife and daughters, Judy, Samantha and Kate. His friends' recollections of his short life are particularly moving.

Beckinsale's Porridge co-star, Ronnie Barker is visibly moved to tears when he talks about him. Whilst watching the documentary you realise what a great loss he was to British comedy.

Notes

This episode appears likely to have been rebroadcast with some changes in 2007.

Broadcast details

Date
Wednesday 15th March 2000
Time
10:15pm
Channel
ITV
Length
45 minutes

Cast & crew

Guest cast
Don Warrington Self
Eric Chappell Self
Paula Wilcox Self
Samantha Beckinsale Self
Stephen Frears Self
Ronnie Barker Self
Kate Beckinsale Self
Alan Harrison Self
Arthur Beckinsale Self
Judy Yates Self
David Bradley Self
Jack Rosenthal Self
Judy Loe (as Judy Beckinsale) Self
Richard Beckinsale Self (Archive Material)
Production team
Monica Garnsey Director
Karen Steyn Series Producer
Elaine Bedell Executive Producer
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