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

The Two Ronnies Unseen

Channel 5 factual about the Two Ronnies. 1 episode in 2019. Features Anne Hart, Sophie Corbett, Charlotte Barker, Ronnie Barker and others.

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

The Two Ronnies Unseen

Documentary about, and highlights from, the Two Ronnies' 1986 Australian series

Genre
Factual
Broadcast
2019
Channel
Channel 5
Episodes
1
Features
Anne Hart, Sophie Corbett, Charlotte Barker, Ronnie Barker, Ronnie Corbett and Jon Culshaw
Director
Luke Worster

The Two Ronnies -- aka Mssrs Barker and Corbett -- remain jewels in the crown of British light entertainment, their legendary shows still enjoyed over three decades since their last show. But do we know everything about their work together?

This special programme relates how, just before Ronnie Barker's retirement in 1986, the Two Ronnies travelled to Sydney to make a series for Australia's Channel Nine. Their regular British show had been a huge hit down under, and now they were to create a new version especially for Australia.

Inspired by a one-off special recorded in 1979, The Two Ronnies In Australia ran for a full series of six episodes in 1986, taking some of their most famous UK sketches and reworking them for an Australian audience. But the series was never seen outside Australia - until now.

For the first time, British viewers will see the best of the Two Ronnies' work down under. In this special film, the sketches and songs will all be screened in their entirety as they were originally intended to be seen. Members of the Barker and Corbett families also recall how much the Two Ronnies enjoyed their Australian venture.

Production Details

Production company
Also known as
  • The Two Ronnies: Unseen
  • The Unseen Two Ronnies
  • The Two Ronnies; The Unseen Sketches
  • The Two Ronnies: The Unseen Sketches
Laugh track
None

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 25th December 2019 on Channel 5 at 9:30pm
Episode length
90 minutes
Last repeat
Wednesday 1st January 2020 at 6:20pm