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The Comedy Greats

Narrated by: John Cleese
Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
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Summary

A celebration of 100 years of outstanding comic performers from music hall, radio, and television. Researched, compiled, and presented by Russell Davies, the collection includes a wide range of personalities, from the Crazy Gang to John Cleese and from Tallulah Bankhead to Victoria Wood.

©2012 Russell Davies (P)1998 AudioGO Ltd

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  • 24-07-12

The Narrator Spoiled the Show

The Narrator is a huge and intrusive part of this collection, in segments that are often as long as the short clips that follow him - or at least seem that way. After the surprise of the first few, I began to wish he'd just stop - and fit in more material. After half an hour, when the intermission poetry was still grinding on, I felt robbed of what it could have been. Come on - this isn't expensive material to buy. You could have had much more comedy and much, much less of the slow quatrains of introductory poetry.

I did wonder if I'd have understood the scene without a six minute description in verse beforehand, but you know....I think I would, yes.

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