A Bit of Fry and Laurie


BBC One (UK)



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Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie were among the most successful acts of the alternative comedy show Saturday Live/Friday Night Live and after a Christmas pilot in 1987, the BBC commissioned a series in 1989."My father wouldn't have a television in the house, so we used to gather round every night and watch it on the lawn".Fry and Laurie explored a seemingly inexhaustible list of subjects with a delicious turn of phrase and elaborate wordplay. The hilarity-included regular acts such as not so super spy Tony Mercheson and his boss Control, yuppies, John and Peter, as well as the concluding cocktail recipe to the accompaniment of Mr. Music with plenty of Vox Pops.

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S4E5 - Episode 5

Guests Stephen Moore and Phylidda Law join in the sketches, including a dilemma with a wasp's nest and a parody of the Oprah Winfrey show that resounds with pointless applause.

Air Date: 19 Mar 1995 15:00 (CDT)

S4E6 - Episode 6

Penultimate episode of the comedy series with Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. Featuring a visit to the national finals of the Young Tory of the Year competition and a parody of Alan Bennett's Talking Heads series.

Air Date: 26 Mar 1995 14:00 (CDT)

S4E7 - Episode 7

Janine Duvitski and Robert Daws join Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry for the final show. A schoolteacher sets up a new religion, a father tries to talk sense into his son who has played truant for years, and Stephen recites a monologue very quickly.

Air Date: 02 Apr 1995 15:00 (CDT)