20th-century English comedians in all BBC programmes
Charlie Chaplin wasn’t funny but a political rebel. Mark Steel nominates him as his hero.
The life of Dame Gracie Fields is championed by Hilary Devey. From 2016.
Arabella Weir nominates Joyce Grenfell. Biographer Janie Hampton assists.
Chris Tarrant chooses one of the great pioneers of modern radio - Kenny Everett.
DJ Annie Nightingale nominates the late comic Marty Feldman.
Garry Bushell nominates the 'cheeky chappie' who portrayed the voice of the working class.
Garry Bushell nominates Max Miller one of the most popular comedians of the 20th century.
Penelope Keith nominates the masters of classless entertainment Morecambe and Wise.
Comedian and performer Ken Dodd explains how Stan Laurel inspired him to go into comedy.
Poet Pam Ayres chooses the lad himself, Tony Hancock.
Victoria Wood, creator of Dinnerladies, Acorn Antiques and As Seen on TV.