Some of Britain’s best loved and much-missed comedy legends – including Kenneth Williams, The Two Ronnies and Les Dawson – will once again regale viewers as they tell their life stories in a brand new series from UKTV’s Gold.
Programme makers North One have trawled the archives and brought together footage from interviews given to Michael Parkinson, Russell Harty, Terry Wogan, Melvyn Bragg, and Graham Norton to let each of the comedy greats recount their lives in their own words.
Other stars to be featured include Oliver Reed, Spike Milligan, and Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.
Steve North, General Manager of Gold, said, “The Interviews features some of the sharpest and most inventive comic minds ever to grace the sofas of our infamous TV chat shows.
“From Les Dawson’s one-liners and gruff persona to the unpredictable and rebellious nature of Spike Milligan’s interviews, the Gold audience is in for a rare, enthralling and hilarious treat.”
North One’s John Quinn commented, “The best biographies feature those closest to the subject, the ones who really knew them best. We have just extended that logic, limiting ourselves solely to first-person testimony.
“The wealth of archive footage where the subjects discuss their extraordinary lives really did exceed all our expectations.
“From traditional talk-shows to more in-depth documentary films, the likes of Kenneth Williams, Oliver Reed and Spike Milligan never flinch from the truth – these are really moving and honest self-portraits.”