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Remembering Ronnie Corbett

A tribute presented by Liza Tarbuck, with contributions from Barry Cryer, David Renwick, Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent along with clips from Ronnie Corbett's radio career.

A tribute presented by Liza Tarbuck.

Ronnie Corbett CBE had a career in entertainment spanning 60 years - from early days in Danny La Rue's West End Nightclub, through The Frost Report, The Two Ronnies and Sorry! to his popular Radio 4 sitcom When The Dog Dies. He achieved national treasure status in the 1970s and never lost it.

His death at the age of 85 in March of this year was marked by tributes from the Prime Minister, the First Minister of Scotland, his fellow entertainers old and young, and by his many friends and fans.

Liza Tarbuck acted with him in When The Dog Dies from 2010 to 2014 and knew him all her life. She's joined by Barry Cryer whose friendship with him started when they met at Danny la Rue's nightclub in the 1960s, David Renwick who wrote Ronnie's famous monologues on The Two Ronnies, and Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent who wrote his hit BBC1 sitcom Sorry! as well as When The Dog Dies.

They reminisce and listen to clips of Ronnie talking about his early days and career with Roy Plomley, Michael Parkinson and Kirsty Young, as well as picking favourite clips from When The Dog Dies.

The programme also contains also contributions from a couple of stars who knew him well and admired him greatly - Harry Hill and Michael Palin.

Presenter: Liza Tarbuck
Writers: Ian Davidson and Peter Vincent
Producer: Liz Anstee
A CPL production for BBC Radio 4.

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30 minutes

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Mon 10 Jul 2017 23:00