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Season 8

  • BBC One
  • 50 mins
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Documentary

Omnibus was an arts-based BBC television documentary series, broadcast mainly on BBC1 in the United Kingdom. The programme was the successor to the long-running arts-based series 'Monitor'.
It ran from 1967 until 2003, usually being transmitted on Sunday evenings. During its 35-year history, the programme won 12 Bafta awards.
The series was replaced by Imagine hosted by Alan Yentob.

1 episode

n the 1930s they were the movies' regular ' Full Supporting Programme ': we loved them, we all imitated them. In Germany they were known as Dick and Dorf; in Italy, Crick and Crok; in Poland, Flip and Flap. Churchill loved their films; so did Stalin. They are the eternal Fat and the Thin, the Fiddle and the Bow. Today their films are perhaps more popular than ever before. What makes their humour tick? What kind of human beings were they? Tonight's Omnibus celebrates Stan and Ollie-Laurel and Hardy: their innocence, their dumbness, their zany logic - and the working companionship of two gentle men.