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16/07/2011

A special zone celebrating clever comic voices with impressionists, ventriloquists and Hollywood's best voice artists, presented by Chris Young and his puppet parrot Fernando.

5 hours, 15 minutes

Chapters

  • Introduction and Jan Ravens

    Meet your hosts for the Zone, ventriloquist Christ Young and his parrot Fernando. Followed by an archive interview with Dead Ringers impressionist Jan Ravens.

    Duration: 14:15

  • Stark Talk: Jonathan Watson

    The BBC Radio Scotland favourite tells Edi Stark about his life.

    Duration: 28:08

  • Jonathan Watson's Big Society

    Gently (and not so gently) mocking Scotland's cultural and topical landscape.

    Duration: 13:15

  • Rory Bremner

    In an archive interview from 1999, the impressionist talks to Brian Morton about satire.

    Duration: 53:36

  • Ventriloquism

    Is ventriloquism the new black? Janice Forsyth finds out.

    Duration: 10:44

  • Rainbow and Orville

    Fred MacAulay has a chaotic encounter with George, Zippy, Bungle, Orinocco the Womble and Orville.

    Duration: 09:48

  • Jon Holmes

    The Dead Ringers star talks to Janice Forsyth about getting to grips with famous voices.

    Duration: 07:07

  • Chris Barrie

    The actor and comedian known for his roles in the Brittas Empire and Red Dwarf shares stories of comedy and characters.

    Duration: 18:44

  • Alistair McGowan

    From impressions to The Mikado - the comedian and actor talks about the incredible variety of his work.

    Duration: 10:13

  • John Sessions

    A revealing interview about schooldays, ensemble acting and improvisation, from 1994.

    Duration: 11:27

  • Mel Blanc

    Art Sutter goes to Hollywood to meet a legendary voice actor. The late Mel Blanc was the voice of Bugs Bunny, Foghorn Leghorn, Speedy Gonzales and many more... .

    Duration: 55:14

  • Steve Coogan

    The man of many characters tells Janice Forsyth about his creations.

    Duration: 21:13

  • Fame in the Family: Nina Conti

    The ventriloquist talks about growing up with her famous father, the actor Tom Conti.

    Duration: 26:43

  • Funny Friends: Lewis MacLeod

    The actor who has lent his vocal chords to Star Wars, Postman Pat and BBC Scotland's Off the Ball hangs out with Susan Calman.

    Duration: 28:00

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