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Heroes of Comedy

All Episodes
TV-14

  • Ended
  • Channel 4
  • 1994-12-31T21:00:00-03:00
  • 30 mins
  • 15 hours, 0 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.

31 episodes

1x01 Frankie Howard

  • Series Premiere

    1995-01-01T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the life and career of Frankie Howerd featuring clips from past performances and interviews with celebrity friends and fans.

1x02 Tommy Cooper

  • 1995-10-13T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the life and career of Tommy Cooper featuring classic clips such as his version of the classic play Hamlet and an appearance at the 1964 Royal Variety Performance.

1x03 Joyce Grenfell

  • 1995-10-20T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the life and career of the comic actress featuring classic clips and interviews with celebrity friends and fans.

1x04 Max Miller

  • 1995-10-27T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the life and career of comedian Max Miller.

1x05 Arthur Haynes

  • 1995-11-03T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the life of Arthur Haynes who died in 1966, including rare clips from The Arthur Haynes Show and interviews with celebrity fans.

1x06 Terry Thomas

  • 1995-11-17T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy focuses on the career of Terry-Thomas featuring interviews with celebrity fans.

2x01 Les Dawson

  • Season Premiere

    1997-04-16T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

The second series of Heroes of Comedy begins with a profile of the legendary comedian featuring famous clips and interviews with celebrity friends and fans.

2x02 Kenny Everett

  • 1997-04-23T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the life and career of the well loved comedian and radio DJ, featuring classic clips and interviews with celebrity friends and fans such as Cleo Rocos and Terry Wogan.

2x03 Alastair Sim

  • 1997-04-30T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy looks at the life and career of Alastair Sim featuring interviews with celebrity friends and fans.

2x04 The Goons

  • 1997-05-07T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the careers of the comedy group 'The Goons'.

3x01 Benny Hill

  • Season Premiere

    1998-01-12T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Benny Hill is celebrated in this edition of Heroes of Comedy featuring classic clips and celebrity interviews.

3x02 Peter Cook

  • 1998-01-19T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy looks at the life and career of Peter Cook featuring interviews with celebrity friends and fans.

3x03 Arthur Askey

  • 1998-01-26T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the life and career of Arthur Askey featuring classic clips and interviews with family, friends and celebrity fans.

3x04 Tony Hancock

  • 1998-02-02T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

On the 30th anniversary of the death of Tony Hancock, Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the life and career of the legendary comedian, featuring classic clips and interviews with celebrity fans and those who knew him.

4x01 Norman Wisdom

  • Season Premiere

    1999-09-25T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Norman Wisdom is the subject in the first episode of the fourth series tracing his rise from a poverty-stricken and abusive childhood to international fame.

4x02 Ken Dodd

  • 1999-10-02T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Ken Dodd is the subject of the second episode of the fourth series.

4x03 Eric Sykes

  • 1999-10-09T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the life and career of Eric Sykes, including an interview with the man himself.

4x04 Thora Hird

  • 1999-10-16T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the life and career of the well respected actress.

4x05 Barry Humphries

  • 1999-10-30T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the creator of Dame Edna Everage.

5x01 Kenneth Williams

  • Season Premiere

    2000-10-07T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Portrait of popular comic actor Kenneth Williams, star of TV, radio and film, whose outrageous antics masked loneliness and a life of paradoxes.

5x02 Bernard Manning

  • 2000-11-11T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Profile of Bernard Manning. The stand-up was adored for his comic style and gags but others loathed him for being rude, outrageous, a racist and proudly politically incorrect.

5x03 Ronnie Barker

  • 2000-12-28T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

A portrait of comedy actor Ronnie Barker, with contributions from his friends and colleagues including Ronnie Corbett, Michael Palin and David Jason.

5x04 Leonard Rossiter

  • 2001-12-27T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

Heroes of Comedy takes a look at the life and career of Leonard Rossiter

6x01 Mike Yarwood

  • Season Premiere

    2002-02-16T18:00:00-03:00 — 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

  • 2002-02-23T18:00:00-03:00 — 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

  • 2002-03-02T18:00:00-03:00 — 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

  • 2002-03-09T18:00:00-03:00 — 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

  • 2002-03-16T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

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

6x06 Dick Emery

  • 2002-04-13T17:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

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

6x07 Max Wall

  • 2003-01-02T18:00:00-03:00 — 30 mins

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

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