Comedians (The): The Best of Series 1 to 7

Comedians (The): The Best of Series 1 to 7

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"There were these three men in a bar..."

The quintessential quickfire stand-up comedy show, The Comedians is one of the great successes of ITV - lasting from 1971 until 1993 and making household names of many of its stars. With routines that were honed to perfection in the hard-knock territory of Northern working men's clubs, Bernard Manning, Frank Carson, Charlie Williams, Ken Goodwin, George Roper, Duggie Brown and Colin Crompton all became masters of the excruciatingly bad joke and the knowing wink.

The Comedians was immediately popular with the viewing public - scoring high ratings and gaining a BAFTA nomination for Best Light Entertainment Programme. This DVD set contains all the best bits from the first seven series, first shown in the early 1970s.  

Special features:

Ken Goodwin's Year (Disc One)
First transmitted on 25 January 1972, this documentary (made by Comedians producer Johnny Hamp) showcases comedian Ken Goodwin, for whom 1971 was his most successful year, culminating in his appearance at the Royal Command Performance.

There was this Fella... (Disc Two)
A documentary about the life and work of the Northern Club Comedian, featuring interviews with Bernard manning, Charlie williams, Jackie Carlton, George Roper and Tom O'Connor.

The Comedians Christmas Party (Disc Three)
A complete show originally broadcast on Christmas Eve 1971.

Christmas Comedians Music Hall (Disc Seven)
Originally shown on 22 December 1973, this special edition was made almost - but not quite - in the Music Hall tradition. Frank Carson plays chariman to the wits, specialty acts and dancing girls.



Reference
7953130
Year
1971-1974
Director
Walter Butler
Actor
Sammy Thomas
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Comedy
Barcode
5027626313043
Classification
Exempt
Number of Discs
7
Picture
1.33:1 / Colour
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
TBC

Reference
7953130
Year
1971-1974
Director
Walter Butler
Actor
Sammy Thomas
Media
TV
Format
DVD
Label
Network
Genre
Comedy
Barcode
5027626313043
Classification
Exempt
Number of Discs
7
Picture
1.33:1 / Colour
Sound
Mono / English
Subtitles
None
Region
2 / PAL
Time
TBC