Comedy Playhouse [documentary]

Tim Brooke-taylor looks back at the BBC's Comedy Playhouse, the testing ground and launch for some of the best loved sitcoms of all time.

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Tim Brooke-taylor looks back at the BBC's Comedy Playhouse, the testing ground and launch for some of the best loved sitcoms of all time.

The first seven seasons showcased pilots for Steptoe and Son, Till Death Us Do Part and Meet the Wife.

With contributions from Bernard Cribbins, Warren Mitchell and Harry H Corbett.

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He features the final eight seasons of Playhouse pilots which gave a platform to new writers and introduced such classics as The Liver Birds, Are You Being Served? and the longest running situation comedy of all time, Last of the Summer Wine.

With contributions from Carla Lane, Frank Thornton and Peter Sallis