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Series 1

2 :01x02 - All Round Entertainers

Jul/29/2006
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3 :01x03 - Radio Stars

Aug/05/2006
Looking at the impact that radio starts had on both their own medium and television. Why does radio still appeal to TV stars such as Jonathan Ross, Michael Parkinson, Ricky Gervais and Terry Wogan? Also examining how rock 'n' roll and pirate radio led to the birth of Radio 1, the celebrity DJ and egomania. Plus how radio has constantly fed television with new formats and fresh shows.
Guest Stars: Mark Radcliffe as Himself | Annie Nightingale as Herself | Simon Dee as Himself | David Jacobs (2) as Himself | Simon Mayo as Himself | Clive James as Himself | Mike Smith (2) as Himself | Tony Blackburn as Himself | Jimmy Savile as Himself | Eric Sykes as Himself | Terry Wogan as Himself | Christian O'Connell as Himself | Barry Cryer as Himself | David Jensen as Himself | Ed Stewart as Himself | Emperor Rosko as Himself | Mark Radcliffe as Himself | Annie Nightingale as Herself | Simon Dee as Himself | David Jacobs (2) as Himself | Simon Mayo as Himself | Clive James as Himself | Dave Lee Travis as Himself | Mike Smith (2) as Himself | Tony Blackburn as Himself | Johnnie Walker as Himself | Jimmy Savile as Himself | Eric Sykes as Himself | Barry Cryer as Himself
Director: Elaine Shepherd

4 :01x04 - The Comics

Aug/12/2006
Charting the rise of comedy as an entertainment form, from its days at the foot of the billing in Edwardian music halls to the growth of the sitcom and the fame now enjoyed by some successful acts. The programme examines the influential role of northern working men's clubs and how alternative comedy fought racism and sexism in the 1980s. Moving up to the present day, there's a look at the huge success of shows such as The Office and Little Britain that has brought celebrity status to its performers.
Guest Stars: Bruce Forsyth as Himself | Roy 'Chubby' Brown (1) as Himself | Victoria Wood as Herself | Bruce Forsyth as Himself | David Baddiel as Himself | Roy 'Chubby' Brown (1) as Himself

5 :01x05 - Pop and Easy Listening

Aug/19/2006
Exploring the relationship between music and light entertainment. Before the advent of youth culture, music had always been at the heart of variety, but when pop arrived on the scene television's reactionary response was to feed viewers a diet of Val Doonican and Engelbert Humperdinck. Even Top of the Pops was predicted to be a flash in the pan, but by the 1970s pop stars such as Cilla Black and Cliff Richard were hosting their own Saturday night shows. Punk put paid to all that, and it has taken over two decades for music to find its way back into the heart of light entertainment.
Guest Stars: The Vernons Girls as Themselves | Nana Mouskouri as Herself | Cilla Black as Herself | Engelbert Humperdinck as Himself | Simon Cowell as Himself | Pete Waterman (1) as Himself | Marty Wilde as Himself | The Vernons Girls as Themselves | Nana Mouskouri as Herself | Cliff Richard as Himself | Engelbert Humperdinck as Himself | Simon Cowell as Himself | Pete Waterman (1) as Himself | Nigel Lythgoe as Himself | Marty Wilde as Himself

6 :01x06 - Episode 6

Aug/26/2006
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7 :01x07 - Chat Shows

Sep/02/2006
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Guest Stars: Graham Norton as Himself | Joan Rivers as Herself | Clive Anderson as Himself | Clive James as Himself | Michael Parkinson as Himself | David Frost as Himself | David Butcher as Himself | Sally Jessy Raphael as Herself | Graham Norton as Himself | Joan Rivers as Herself | Clive Anderson as Himself | Clive James as Himself | Michael Parkinson as Himself | Terry Wogan as Himself | David Frost as Himself | David Butcher as Himself
Network: BBC TWO ( United Kingdom)
Type: Documentary
Genres: Comedy, Family
Status: Canceled/Ended
Airs: Saturdays at 09:25 pm
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Premiere: July, 2006
Ended: September, 2006
Episodes Order: 8
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