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The Curse of Comedy - Episode Guide

Season 1

The Curse of Steptoe

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Mar 19, 2008

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Controversial biopic charting the complex relationship between Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell. Stars Jason Isaacs and Phil Davis.

Hancock and Joan

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate:

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Biopic starring Ken Stott as troubled comic genius Tony Hancock and Maxine Peake as Joan.

Hughie Green, Most Sincerely

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Feb 4, 2008

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Biopic from BBC Four's The Curse of Comedy strand. Trevor Eve plays the womanising presenter.

Frankie Howerd: Rather You Than Me

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Sep 4, 2008

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David Walliams stars as his comedy hero Frankie Howerd is this humorous and poignant story of the comedian's fight with his inner demons.


Kenneth Williams: Fantabulosa!

Episode: S01 Special | Airdate: Oct 3, 2008

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Biopic starring Michael Sheen as Carry On star Kenneth Williams. A portrait of a fastidious performer who hankered after recognition.

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