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Episodes

EpisodeTitleRepeatedComments
01The Life And Death Of Harlequin20101227 (BBC7)

Richard Briers introduces a history of the pantomime, revealing its European origins and the story of the 'Father of Panto'.

Richard Briers introduces a history of the pantomime, revealing its European origins.

02Send In The Clowns20101228 (BBC7)

Robinson Crusoe, Mother Goose and the amazing career of Joe Grimaldi.

Richard Briers narrates a history of the pantomime.

03Burlesque And Breeches20101229 (BBC7)

The origins of the thigh-slapping principal boy and Buttons makes his debut.

Richard Briers narrates a history of the pantomime.

04They Make A Lovely Couplet20101230 (BBC7)

The Victorian Era brings a new 'prettiness' and a leavening of morality.

Richard Briers narrates a history of the pantomime.

05Tricks, Traps And Transformations20110103 (BBC7)

Spectacle, mechanical effects, animal 'skin' parts and an oyster duet.

Richard Briers narrates.

The Victorian Era brings a new 'prettiness' and a leavening of morality.

06With A Wst, Wst, Wst20110104 (BBC7)

Music Hall 'vulgarities' and Queen of the Dames - Dan Leno.

Richard Briers narrates a history of the pantomime.

07 LASTAll Together Now20110105 (BBC7)

Irrelevant songs, current affairs and product placement - Richard Briers with the final part of the history of the pantomime.

The Victorian Era brings a new 'prettiness' and a leavening of morality.