BBC Faces of Comedy

BBC Faces of Comedy, Compton Verney, Warwickshire, CV35 9HZ, until 2nd October 2016

Victoria Woods Sketch Show Story, Julia Walters (Mrs Overall) Duncan Preston (Mr. Clifford) Victoria Wood (Bertha) Celia Imrie (Miss Babs), 2001, Copyright BBC

Victoria Woods Sketch Show Story,
Julie Walters (Mrs Overall) Duncan Preston (Mr. Clifford) Victoria Wood (Bertha) Celia Imrie (Miss Babs), 2001,
Copyright BBC

To some extent this exhibition is a curtain raiser for a landmark sitcom season that the BBC will be airing across BBC One, BBC Two and BBC Four later in the year.

The Goon Show, Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan, 1956 Copyright BBC

The Goon Show,
Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan, 1956
Copyright BBC

This exhibition which has been guest curated by Paul Merton (Have I Got News for You) and Adil Ray (Citizen Khan) features nearly one hundred images garnered from the BBC photo library from the 1950s onward with many familiar faces.  It’s great fun and will appeal to many whatever their own sense of humour.

Absolutely Fabulous, Jane Horrocks and Joanna Lumley, 2001, Copyright BBC

Absolutely Fabulous,
Jane Horrocks and Joanna Lumley, 2001,
Copyright BBC

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Steptoe and Son, Harry H. Corbett as Harold Steptoe, Wilfrid Brambell as Albert Steptoe & Duncan Wood with various cast members & studio crew, 1965, Copyright BBC

Steptoe and Son,
Harry H. Corbett as Harold Steptoe, Wilfrid Brambell as Albert Steptoe & Duncan Wood with various cast members & studio crew, 1965,
Copyright BBC

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