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Episode 1

Comedy Greats, The Noughties Episode 1 of 3

Decade by decade, Barry Cryer showcases some of the funniest and finest shows ever broadcast by the BBC.

Baz finally reaches the 21st century of radio comedy with his first selection from the noughties:

* The Small World of Dominic Holland
Series 1 (6/6)
Dominic ponders the journey of life to adulthood. Stand-up and sketches with Dave Lamb, Sally Grace and Simon Greenall. From 2000.

* At Home With The Snails
Series 1 (1/4)
Fed-up Alex has done nothing since university, but then he discovers an unusual hobby. Stars Geoffrey Palmer, Angela Thorne, Gerard Foster and Miranda Hart. From 2001.

* Clare in the Community
Series 1 (4/6)
Social worker Clare Barker is racked with relief when her most detested client dies. Stars Sally Phillips, Alex Lowe, Richard Lumsden, Gemma Craven, Ellen Thomas and Nina Conti. From 2004.

* Radio Shuttleworth
Series 2 (5/6)
1997 Eurovision Song Contest winner Katrina Leskanich drops into visit Sheffield singer John Shuttleworth, but his wife Mary gets the ironing board out. From 2000.

* Mark Watson Makes The World Substantially Better
Series 1 (3/6) Pride
Welsh comic Mark continues his quest to free us from the seven deadly sins. With Tim Key and Tim Minchin. From 2007.

* Little Britain
Series 2 (3/4)
Fat fighting with Marjorie and the hypnotic Kenny Craig. Back where it started out - Matt Lucas and David Walliams' oddball TV smash hit - without the cameras. From 2002.

Produced and scripted by Peter Reed

First broadcast on BBC 7 in 2003.

Release date:

3 hours

Last on

Sat 5 Mar 2016 19:00