Comedy Locations

Actress Jayne Ashbourne explores Britain's comedy landscape - tracking the real and fictitious locations that provided settings for our favourite television and radio comedies.

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01That Is Torquay, Madam?20060117

Actress Jayne Ashbourne explores Britain's comedy landscape - tracking the real and fictitious locations that provided settings for our favourite television and radio comedies.

From the pretence of a bachelor pad on the top floor of Broadcasting House to St Gregory's, the real-life location for Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, this first programme also takes in Basil Fawlty's immortal line about the view from a Torquay window and the questionable effect that Alan Partridge had on the blameless citizens of Norwich.

With clips from The Good Life and The League of Gentlemen.

0220060124

Jayne takes a trip to Lister Avenue in Doncaster to discover how a hair salon was converted into the most famous corner shop in comedy history.

With clips from Only Fools and Horses and Steptoe and Son.