Mark Radcliffe reviews the career of the Mancunian wordsmith, who started out playing piano in a Parisian brothel. From April 1999.
"Hardship? He knew all about it..."
Mark Radcliffe profiles the career of the Mancunian wordsmith who started out playing piano in a Parisian brothel - and went on to become one of this country's most popular comedians.
Featuring Roy Barraclough.
A six-part series exploring the tradition of the northern comedian.
Producer: Bernadette McConnell
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 1999.