Music hall performers 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.
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.
Soul singer Mica Paris tells Matthew Parris why Josephine Baker is her heroine.
Comedian and performer Ken Dodd explains how Stan Laurel inspired him to go into comedy.
Writer and broadcaster Clement Freud chooses comedian Tommy Cooper.