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Duration: 1 hour

Documentary charting Ronnie Corbett's long career in comedy, featuring the man himself and the many comedians who admire him.

Includes interviews with Miranda Hart, Rob Brydon, Stephen Merchant, Bill Bailey, Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Catherine Tate, Reece Shearsmith, Bruce Forsyth, Michael Palin, Ben Miller, Jessica Hynes, Jon Culshaw, Kevin Bishop, Tamsin Greig and Stephen K Amos.

Last on

Christmas Eve 2012 23:10 BBC Two

Music Played

4 items
  • BBC Comedy Clips: Would I Lie To You?

    BBC Comedy Clips: Would I Lie To You?

    Ronnie Corbett claims that he recently had to go into a shop and ask for four candles. Or does he mean fork handles?

    Watch this clip of Ronnie Corbett from BBC Comedy
  • BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs: Ronnie Corbett

    BBC Radio 4 Desert Island Discs: Ronnie Corbett

    Listen to Ronnie Corbett as he looks back over his life and career, and his favourite music.

    Listen to Ronnie Corbett on Desert Island Discs
  • Songs Of Praise

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    It's a comedy congregation in this sketch from The One Ronnie Show. Harry Enfield, Rob Brydon, David Walliams and Matt Lucas all have something to say in this Songs of Praise sketch.

    The One Ronnie programme page
  • The Two Ronnies: Unseen studio footage

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    Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett entertain the studio audience during breaks in recording of one of their famous newsdesk sketches at Television Centre, 1979 - 1980. The banter, ad-libs and retakes were all part of the package for a lucky guest.

    The Two Ronnies: The Studio Recordings


Ronnie Corbett
Miranda Hart
Rob Brydon
Stephen Merchant
Bill Bailey
Matt Lucas
David Walliams
Catherine Tate
Reece Shearsmith
Bruce Forsyth
Michael Palin
Ben Miller
Jessica Hynes
Jon Culshaw
Tamsin Greig
Stephen K Amos
Executive Producer
Caroline Wright
Executive Producer
Geoff Posner
Andy Humphries


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