Long running BBC comedy show consisting of sketches and humourous musical routines involving the large Ronnie Barker and the small Ronnie Corbett. Most sketches involved both men, but occasionally only the one. Barker was excellent at fast talking and complicated dialog. Each week Corbett would tell a short joke and in doing so he'd digress and tell a dozen or more unrelated jokes on his way to the main punch line. Each series contained a mini comedy series as well as characters who'd return weekly. Also on the bill would be a musical piece from a well known singer/group.
Did You Know?
When describing Ronnie Barker's death in his autobiography, David Jason
said "Goodnight from him", alluding to Barker's signature line on the show. See more
Good evening! It's wonderful to be back with you again, isn't it, Ronnie?
Indeed it is. And in a packed programme tonight, I shall be having a word with a man who goes in for meditation, because he thinks it's better than sitting around doing nothing.
And we'll be talking to a car designer who's crossed Toyota with Quasimodo and come up with The Hatchback of Notre Dame.
And we had hoped to have been bringing you Arthur the Human Chameleon, but this afternoon, he crawled across a tartan rug and ...
Referenced in Comedy Connections: Sorry!