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Heroes of Comedy

Season 6 2002 - 2003

  • 2002-02-16T21:00:00+00:00 on Channel 4
  • 30 mins
  • 3 hours, 30 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Comedy, Documentary

Heroes of Comedy is a British television series broadcast on Channel 4, which devotes each episode to a past legend of British comedy. Beginning in 1995, it followed a 2½ hour more general programme from 1992.

7 episodes

6x01 Mike Yarwood

  • Season Premiere

    2002-02-16T21:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Mike Yarwood was British TV's first great impressionist, and a master of imitating politicians with satirical wit, but without malice.

6x02 Sid James

  • 2002-02-23T21:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

With his dirty laugh and nicotine-ravaged voice, Sid James was the definitive working man's comic star over three post-war decades.

6x03 Spike Milligan

  • 2002-03-02T21:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Tribute to the comic genius, celebrating his comic career from The Goon Show more than 50 years ago, to his poetry and writings.

6x04 Hattie Jacques

  • 2002-03-09T21:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

A tribute to Carry On star Hattie Jacques, famous for her matronly roles and her partnership with Eric Sykes. With contributions from Miriam Margolyes and Mo Mowlam.

6x05 Ronnie Corbett

  • 2002-03-16T21:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

The spotlight turns on Ronnie Corbett, whose career spans Crackerjack to The Frost Report, Sorry! and The Two Ronnies.

6x06 Dick Emery

  • 2002-04-13T21:00:00+01:00 — 30 mins

A celebration of the comedian best remembered for his catchphrase, "Ooh you are awful - but I like you."

6x07 Max Wall

  • 2003-01-02T21:00:00+00:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy profiles comedian and entertainer Max Wall featuring interviews with celebrity friends and fans.