Having a Laugh

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Duration: 30 minutes

Celebrating 60 years of television in Scotland, this episode traces the evolution of comedy from the 1950s and features the best of Scottish humour on the box. Scottish comedy expresses and mocks national identity, giving us the chance to laugh at ourselves and our foibles, sometimes in a very bleak way. It also makes full use of the Scots language, from Chick Murray through Rab C Nesbitt to Burnistoun.

Presented by Greg Hemphill

With Elaine C Smith, Tony Roper, Robert Florence, Robbie Coltrane, Bob Black, and Andy Gray.

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Credits

Presenter
Greg Hemphill
Director
Brian Ross
Producer
John Archer
Participant
Elaine C Smith
Participant
Tony Roper
Participant
Robert Florence
Participant
Robbie Coltrane
Participant
Bob Black
Participant
Andy Gray

Broadcasts

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