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Paul Merton’s Heroes of Comedy

Channel 5

FORMAT: 1 x 120′

Paul Merton explores what motivated the greatest comics; how and why they became successful and what inspired their best moments and characters. Delving into archive footage, Merton examines how legendary comedians and comedy actors from Charlie Chaplin, Laurel & Hardy and Tony Hancock through to Victoria Wood and Jo Brand broke through, often against huge odds.