Angus Deayton's History Of Alternative Comedy

Angus Deayton embarks on a four-part celebration of alternative comedy's 20th birthday



with the help of Alexei Sayle, French and Saunders, and Rik Mayall


The second instalment of Deayton's four-part exploration of alternative comedy features Ben Elton, French and Saunders, Tracey Ullman and Rik Mayall


The third instalment of Angus Deayton's four-part journey through 20 years of four-letter words, political satire and surreal excursions to Mars. In this programme, he is joined by Dick Gregory, Felix Dexter and Curtis Walker in celebration of black comedy. With Jo Brand, Ben Elton, Clive Anderson and Donna McPhail.

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Angus Deayton is joined by Eddie Izzard, Jack Dee, Ricky Grover and Meera Syal to look at how alternative comedy has broken down barriers and paved the way for people who were once the butt of traditional jokes to become the next big thing.