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.
Runtime: 30 minutes
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Fry and Laurie are an English comedy double act, mostly active in the 1980s and 1990s. The duo consisted of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, who met in 1980 through mutual friend Emma Thompson whilst all three attended the University of Cambridge. They initially gained prominence in a television sketch comedy, A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1987, 1989–1995), and have collaborated on numerous other projects including, most notably, the television series Jeeves and Wooster (1990–1993) in which they portrayed P. G. Wodehouse's literary characters Jeeves (Fry) and Wooster (Laurie). Since the conclusion of A Bit of Fry and Laurie, both have gone on to solo careers in television, acting and writing, amongst other things. They reunited for a retrospective show in 2010 titled Fry and Laurie Reunited. On 14 May 2012, Fry announced on Twitter that he and Laurie were working together on a new project. Various press sources have since announced that it is to be an adaptation of The Canterville Ghost (1887) by Oscar Wilde and had been scheduled for release over Christmas 2014, but this animated film is still reported by IMDb to be in development as of February 2018, with no release date currently scheduled.
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Cambridge Footlights Revue (1981) (BBC2) There's Nothing to Worry About! (1982) Alfresco (1983) (ITV) The Crystal Cube (1983) (BBC2) The Young Ones (1984) (BBC2) (appearing in the episode “Bambi”) Weekend In Wallop (1984) (ITV) Saturday Live (1986) (C4) Blackadder II (1986) (BBC1) (two episodes together) Filthy Rich & Catflap (1987) (BBC2) (appearing in the second episode) First Aids (1987) (ITV) Blackadder the Third (1987) (BBC1) (one episode together) The Secret Policeman's Third Ball (1987) (ITV) A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1987 pilot, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1995) (BBC2, BBC1) Hysteria! Hysteria! Hysteria! (1988) Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988) (BBC1) The New Statesman (appearing in the episode “The Haltemprice Bunker”) (1989) A Night Of Comic Relief 2 (1989) (BBC1) Blackadder Goes Forth (1989) (BBC1) The Secret Policeman's Biggest Ball (1989) (ITV) Hysteria 2 (1989) (C4) Jeeves and Wooster (1990–93) (ITV) Comic Relief - 1991 (1991) (BBC1) Hysteria III (1991) (C4) Fry and Laurie Host A Christmas Night with the Stars (1994) (BBC2) Live from the Lighthouse (1998) The Nearly Complete And Utter History Of Everything (2000) (BBC1) Blackadder: Back & Forth (1999) (Sky One) Fortysomething (2003) (one show together) QI (2003) (BBC2) (one episode together) Fry and Laurie Reunited (2010) (Gold) Fry and Laurie worked with magician and sceptic James Randi on an episode of Randi's British television show.
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