Punchlines

Hugh Dennis presents six programmes looking at different styles of comedy.

Episodes

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01The Rise Of The Drag Queen19980805

From Old Mother Riley to Lily Savage - why do the British find men in frocks so funny?

01The Rise Of The Drag Queen19980805

From Old Mother Riley to Lily Savage - why do the British find men in frocks so funny?

02Ventriloquism19980812

From Peter Brough and Archie to David Strassman and Chuck Wood, a look at the strangest of all comedy double acts.

02Ventriloquism19980812

From Peter Brough and Archie to David Strassman and Chuck Wood, a look at the strangest of all comedy double acts.

03Impressionism19980819

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Not in the hands of the impressionists.

03Impressionism19980819

Is imitation the sincerest form of flattery? Not in the hands of the impressionists.

04The Straight Man19980826

The concept of the straight man in a comedy double act has arisen from somewhere in the ether of the entertainment industry. But there is much more to it than meets the eye.

04The Straight Man19980826

The concept of the straight man in a comedy double act has arisen from somewhere in the ether of the entertainment industry. But there is much more to it than meets the eye.

05Improvisation19980902

Is it just a question of making it up as you go along?

05Improvisation19980902

Is it just a question of making it up as you go along?

06 LASTCatchphrases19980909
06 LASTCatchphrases19980909