Sunday 25 May 2014

Golden Years

Last night, Fifty Years Of BBC2 Comedy celebrated fifty years Of BBC2 comedy.

A talking heads-style documentary recounting anecdotes about the likes of Red Dwarf, Fawlty Towers, The Young Ones, The Day Today, The League Of Gentlemen, Knowing Me Knowing You With Alan Partridge, Big Train, M*A*S*H*, Open All Hours, Goodness Gracious Me, Shooting Stars, The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy, Porridge, Psychoville, Inside Number 9, Marion And Geoff, The Office, Extras, The Fast Show, Yes Minister, Yes Prime Minister, The Likely Lads, Miranda and Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle.

Astonishingly, one of the clips from Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle features yours truly for just less than a split second. This means that according to this programme, I have made a bigger contribution to BBC2's half century of comedy than Felix Dexter, Gregor Fisher, Richard Herring, Simon Munnery and Emma Fryer combined. Which is ridiculous.

The programme is available here to UK viewers for the next seven days or so depending on repeats.

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