NEW SERIES - 'Comedy Writing Legends' Ep1 PART ONE - Marks and Gran - From Shine on Harvey Moon to Birds of a Feather
COMEDY WRITING LEGENDS - MARKS AND GRAN - EPISODE 1 PART ONE
We kick off our Comedy Writing Legends series with two programmes celebrating the work of Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran. The pair started working together from a very young age and have had decades of success penning some classic British sitcoms - from Birds of a Feather to Goodnight Sweetheart via The New Statesman. In this first part of their chat with Ashley they talk about their very early years and how the hit comedy drama Shine on Harvey Moon helped to spawn their most enduring success, Birds of a Feather.
In Part Two of Programme One, they tell Distinct Nostalgia about working with Rik Mayall and creating The New Statesman as well as their long running, often repeated time travelling comedy hit Goodnight Sweetheart.
Future programmes in the Comedy Writing Legends series will meet the talent behind Porridge, One Foot in the Grave, Man About the House and Second Thoughts among many other great shows.
Look out for lots of interesting shows over Christmas. More on Corrie at 60, a new drama with June Brown and an interview with Syd Little remembering his comedy partner Eddie Large who died earlier this year from Covid-19 complications.
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