Heroes of Comedy

Heroes of Comedy

2000 - 2003, Comedy
Geniuses of the comedy world.

Episode Guide

  • Heroes of Comedy - Max Wall (Season 7 Episode 1)
    Season 7 Episode 1:

    Max Wall

    A comic tribute to veteran music hall entertainer and comedians' favorite, Max Wall; with contributions from fans including Michael Parkinson and Griff Rhys Jones.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Dick Emery (Season 6 Episode 6)
    Season 6 Episode 6:

    Dick Emery

    An affectionate look at the career of TV comic Dick Emery, whose outrageous characters and catch prases were a big influence on later comedians such as Harry Enfield and Matt Lucas.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Ronnie Corbett (Season 6 Episode 5)
    Season 6 Episode 5:

    Ronnie Corbett

    A tribute to the much-loved comedian Ronnie Corbett, best known as one half of the Two Ronnies; with contributions from Ronnie Barker, John Lithgow, Harry Hill and Stanley Baxter.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Hattie Jacques (Season 6 Episode 4)
    Season 6 Episode 4:

    Hattie Jacques

    Eric Sykes, Miriam Margolyes, Mo Mowlam, Christine Hamilton, Russell Davies and Robin Le Mesurier remember the allure of Hattie Jacques.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Spike Milligan (Season 6 Episode 3)
    Season 6 Episode 3:

    Spike Milligan

    A tribute to the unique comic talent of Spike Milligan, whose off-the-wall humor has influenced generations; featuring John Cleese, Michael Palin, Terry Wogan and Eddie Izzard.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Sid James (Season 6 Episode 2)
    Season 6 Episode 2:

    Sid James

    Bruce Forsyth, John Inman, Shirley Eaton, Harry Fowler, Liz Fraser, Moira Lister, Hugh Lloyd, Diana Coupland, Carla Lane and Barry Norman reminisce about Sid James.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Mike Yarwood (Season 6 Episode 1)
    Season 6 Episode 1:

    Mike Yarwood

    Famous British comedian, impressionist, and top-rated entertainer Mike Yarwood is celebrated by his peers and his career is revisited.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Leonard Rossiter (Season 5 Episode 4)
    Season 5 Episode 4:

    Leonard Rossiter

    An affectionate tribute to the late actor Leonard Rossiter, whose comic creations include the miserly landlord Rigsby; also, the doyen of mid-life crisis, Reggie Perrin.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Ronnie Barker (Season 5 Episode 3)
    Season 5 Episode 3:

    Ronnie Barker

    A tribute to the popular comedy actor and writer Ronnie Barker; packed with clips and laughs, the program offers revealing insights into this warm and witty, but essentially private, man.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Bernard Manning (Season 5 Episode 2)
    Season 5 Episode 2:

    Bernard Manning

    Controversial but always funny, behind the beaming smile hid a humble, generous family man. Contributors include Liz Dawn, Gerald Kaufman MP, John Virgo, Esther Rantzen, Stuart Hall, John Stalker, Duggie Brown and Frank Carson.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Kenneth Williams (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Kenneth Williams

    A tribute to the explosive energy and rapier wit of Kenneth Williams, whose extrovert persona enlivened many of the Carry On films.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Heroes of Comedy (Season 5 Episode 1)
    Season 5 Episode 1:

    Heroes of Comedy

    A tribute to the explosive energy and rapier wit of Kenneth Williams, whose extrovert persona enlivened many of the Carry On films.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Ken Dodd (Season 4 Episode 2)
    Season 4 Episode 2:

    Ken Dodd

    A celebration of the British comedy legend with the tickling stick and hits including "Happiness" to his name; Ken Dodd himself discusses his comedy and method of working.

  • Heroes of Comedy - Heroes of Comedy (Season 4 Episode 1)
    Season 4 Episode 1:

    Heroes of Comedy

    A tribute to Norman Wisdom, whose slapstick films of the 1950's and 60's made him a household name; with contributions from Bruce Forsyth, Elaine Page and the man himself.

  • Heroes of Comedy - The Goons (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Goons

  • Heroes of Comedy - Les Dawson (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    Les Dawson

    Remembering Les Dawson, one of Britain's best-loved comedians; fans and friends celebrate Dawson's elaborate funny stories, sight gags, one-liners and off-key sing-alongs.