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.
Mike Yarwood was British TV's first great impressionist, and a master of imitating politicians with satirical wit, but without malice.
With his dirty laugh and nicotine-ravaged voice, Sid James was the definitive working man's comic star over three post-war decades.
Tribute to the comic genius, celebrating his comic career from The Goon Show more than 50 years ago, to his poetry and writings.
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.
The spotlight turns on Ronnie Corbett, whose career spans Crackerjack to The Frost Report, Sorry! and The Two Ronnies.
A celebration of the comedian best remembered for his catchphrase, "Ooh you are awful - but I like you."