BBC Comedy today announces that Ben Elton, multi award-winning comedian, novelist, playwright, film maker and creator of classic, world-renowned sitcoms including The Young Ones, Blackadder, The Thin Blue Line and Upstart Crow, will deliver the inaugural The Ronnie Barker Talk on BBC One.
The writer, comedian and film-maker will deliver the inaugural Ronnie Barker Talk on BBC One, a lecture on a comedy theme that has been developed with the approval of Barker’s family.
Is the whole idea pretentious or are just the people involved?
I'm not Elton's biggest fan but I can't deny he made some funny shows that defined British comedy. I am going to watch it, but I think I won't be able to make up my mind if it is a bit up its own arse or not.