Tommy Cooper.

The Untold Tommy Cooper

Channel 4 documentary. 1 episode in 2011. Features Tommy Cooper.

The Untold Tommy Cooper

Tommy Cooper documentary offering brand new insight into the personal and professional life of the Welsh star

Channel 4
Tommy Cooper
Andy Humphries
Andy Humphries

A one-off special presenting the untold life of British national treasure, comedian and magician Tommy Cooper.

This ninety minute special will draw on previously unheard audio and unseen archive footage from Cooper's personal and professional life as well as never performed before material and details from the meticulous diaries of his life-long manager Miff Ferrie.

It will also feature a wide variety of contributors, from those who tried desperately to save his life the night he collapsed on stage to some of his most famous and unexpected fans.

Channel 4 Head of Comedy Shane Allen says: "This is an in depth look into the emotional and professional workings of one of Britain's most loved and admired comedians."

Gogglebox's Mat Steiner added "The discovery of this archive offers up new insights into Cooper's fascinating 35 year relationship with his manager and also how, in latter years, Cooper the family man and Cooper the legendary entertainer actually began to meld into one."

Production Details

Production companies
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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Wednesday 28th December 2011 on Channel 4 at 9pm
Episode length
95 minutes