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Secrets of the Apollo

A celebration of Britain’s greatest stand-up show, Live at the Apollo. Stars of the Apollo reminisce and share insider knowledge to reveal their own secrets of the show.

In this 60-minute special, we celebrate 16 years of Britain’s greatest stand-up show, Live at the Apollo. A host of stand-up stars descend on the stalls of the Hammersmith Apollo to reminisce and reveal their own secrets of the iconic theatre.

Through these unique insights, we find out what it’s like on the night for the acts, how they cope with the nerves, how they choose their material, and even how they decide what to wear. Secrets of the Apollo combines brand new interviews with classic archive material from the BBC’s comedy crown jewel itself.

59 minutes

Last on

Wed 22 Dec 2021 22:45

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:19

    Elton John

    The B**** Is Back

  • 00:50

    Glenn Miller

    Moonlight Serenade

  • 00:59

    Louis Armstrong & His Orchestra

    When You're Smiling


Role Contributor
Interviewed Guest Tom Allen
Interviewed Guest Desiree Burch
Interviewed Guest Nina Conti
Interviewed Guest Hal Cruttenden
Interviewed Guest Jack Dee
Interviewed Guest Omid Djalili
Interviewed Guest Micky Flanagan
Interviewed Guest Kerry Godliman
Interviewed Guest Darren Harriott
Interviewed Guest Chris McCausland
Interviewed Guest Dara O Briain
Interviewed Guest Katherine Ryan
Interviewed Guest Sindhu Vee
Executive Producer Andrew Beint
Series Producer Anthony Caveney
Director Chris Howe
Production Company Open Mike Productions


  • Mon 28 Dec 2020 22:20
  • New Year's Day 2021 23:45
  • Wed 6 Jan 2021 00:20
  • Wed 22 Dec 2021 22:45

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