Three of Britain’s comedy legends are celebrated in three feature length documentaries delivered by Double Yellow to Channel 5 in Autumn 2021.
Kenneth Williams’ Greatest Hits celebrates the career of wit, raconteur, comic actor and broadcaster Kenneth Williams, in a documentary produced with the co-operation of the Williams Estate and with special access to his correspondence and family photographs. The programme is narrated by Kenneth’s friend Gyles Brandreth.
Frankie Howerd: Titter Ye Not is a deep dive into the world of much-loved stand up comedian and comedy actor Frankie Howerd, whose highly distinctive and idiosyncratic style endeared him to generations of audiences from the 1950s onwards. In addition to looking at his work in the Carry On films and his celebrated sitcom Up Pompeii!, the programme charts how Frankie successfully reinvented himself several times in his career including as a favourite of students in the 1980s. David Walliams is the narrator.
Bob Monkhouse: Master of Laughter looks in detail at the long career of Britain’s most prolific gameshow host and the hardest-working stand up comedian of his generation, Bob Monkhouse. With unrestricted access to the Monkhouse personal archive, the film examines the many facets of Bob’s career and how he managed to stay at the top of British showbusiness for five decades. Featuring material never seen on television before, the film is narrated by Jon Culshaw.
All three programmes are two hours in length.