|01||01||Flanagan And Allen||20020212||20020615|
Born in the 1890s, Flanagan and Allen were arguably the first great comedy stars of the wireless age.
Already boasting long apprenticeships in the music hall and the armed services, they first teamed up in the Twenties in Florrie Forde's 'Flo and Co' revue before striking out on their own.
Their double act, with the Crazy Gang, was one of Britain's top attractions by the mid-thirties.
This programme tracks their career and delves into the intricacies of their working relationship.
The wireless age of Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen. Stuart Maconie on British comedy duos.
The golden wireless age of Bud Flanagan and Chesney Allen. Stuart Maconie celebrates great British comedy duos. With Roy Hudd.
|01||02||Jewel And Warriss||20020219||20020622|
Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss were cousins, born in the same bed in a house in Sheffield. Rooted in the traditions of the northern music hall, they were the quintessential straight man (Warriss) and clown (Jewel).
This programme tracks their careers from childhood, through family feud to successful double act.
The quintessential straight man and clown double act - cousins Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss
The quintessential straight man and clown double act. Stuart Maconie remembers cousins Jimmy Jewel and Ben Warriss in his series about comedy duos.
|01||03||Flanders And Swann||20020226||20020629|
Their revues At The Drop of a Hat and At The Drop of Another Hat are comic legends, and fit a peculiarly British tradition of satirical whimsy.
This programme explores their lives and their working partnership.
|01||04||Pete And Dud||20020305||20020706|
|01||05 LAST||The Two Ronnies||20020312||20020713|
Stuart Maconie explores how Ronnies Corbett and Barker came to work their TV magic.
Stuart Maconie profiles one of the most popular comedy partnerships of all time.
One of the most popular comedy partnerships of all time. Stuart Maconie explores the individual characteristics that made the pairing of Ronnies Corbett and Barker so special.
|02||01||Old Mother Riley And Kitty||20030916||20041003|
In the first episode of this second series, we look at the lives and career of Arthur Lucan and Kitty McShane, aka Old Mother Riley and Kitty. A tempestuous relationship between a Lincolnshire lad and his Irish beauty, which spanned nearly 40 years on stage, screen and radio.
|02||02||Gert And Daisy||20030923||20041010|
Elsie and Doris Waters - a double act that began in the family home and developed into one of the best loved duos of the War years. As Gert and Daisy, they entertained the country with wit, charm and a recipe for Woolton pie.
|02||03||Dr Evadne Hinge And Dame Hilda Bracket||20030930||20041017|
Today, Dr Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket, played by 30-year partnership George Logan and Patrick Fyffe.
|02||04||Mel Smith And Griff Rhys Jones||20031007||20041024|
Today, Mel Smith and Griff Rhys Jones, a versatile duo whose talents extend to acting, directing, writing and producing.
|02||05 LAST||Rik Mayall And Adrian Edmondson||20031014||20041031|
Today, exploring the double act of Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. From Twentieth Century Coyote to Bottom. "grunge" comedy at it's best.