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28 October 2014
Dawn French's Girls Who Do: Comedy

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Dawn French's Girls Who Do Comedy

Dawn French and co

The star of French and Saunders and The Vicar of Dibley talks to other famous comediennes.

 Dawn French delves into the strangely uncharted world of women in comedy.

From Kathy Burke to Catherine Tate, Tracy Ullman to Victoria Wood and Joan Rivers to Sandra Bernhard, Dawn meets the women behind the laughter, and finds out what makes them tick.

Childish Humour

 In the first programme Dawn goes back to school, to discover how the future comedians beat the bullies by turning to comedy.

Ruby Wax explains how being funny at school meant you were a loser, Whoopi Goldberg admits she was more weird than funny, and Kathy Burke reveals a useful trick: the ability to fart on demand.

I kind of bought friends, not with sweets, but with jokes...

Dawn French

And Julie Walters, Catherine Tate, Linda Smith and Jessica Stephenson all agree: comedy is a great defence mechanism.


With contributions from: Ruby Wax, Morwenna Banks, Sheila Hancock, Jo Brand, Helen Ledera, Kathy Burke, Gina Yashere, Meera Syal, Lisa Tarbuck, Jennifer Saunders, Eleanor Bron, Laura Solon, Jessica Stevenson, Catherine Tate, Victoria Wood, Julie Walters, Mel and Sue, Jenny Éclair, Linda Smith, Jo Cauldfield, Tracy Ulman, Sandra Berhard, Miss Piggy, Whoopi Goldberg, Miriam Morgolyes, Joan Rivers, Margaret Cho, Rita Rudner, Penny Marshall, Linda Sykes, Sarah Silverman, Kathy and Mo, Phillis Diller


Abigail Wilson
Joanna Hanley
Assistant Producer
Francis Gilson
Production Manager
Jez Nightingale
Production Executive
Jo Sargent
Executive Producer
Jon Blair

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