Miles Kington examines how the great characters of comedy are created.
Journalist and humourist Miles Kington explores the skill of creating comedy.
Across this three part series he hears comedy wisdom from Monty Python's Terry Jones, Barry Humphries, Dick Clement, Ian La Frenais, David Quantick, Mark Lamarr and Ricky Gervais.
Miles Kington died in 2008.
First heard on Radio 4 in 2005.
Miles examines how the great characters of comedy are created, the context and genre in which they function and why they can be found at the root of all comedy - from Chaucer's Wife of Bath to David Brent of The Office.
Miles interviews Terry Jones, with contributions from Barry Humphries, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, and Ricky Gervais - as well as archive interviews with Peter Sellers, Margaret Rutherford and Mr Pastry.