Nic Wright

The Interviews to return

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TV channel Gold has re-commissioned a series of documentaries charting the lives and careers of comedians and entertainers through interview footage.

Each of The Interviews’ six hour-long episodes will focus on a different comedy legend, telling their personal and professional stories using archived chat show clips.

Peter Sellers, Frankie Howerd, Barry Humphries, Bruce Forsyth, Kenny Everett, Julie Walters will each feature in the series, narrated by Tamsin Greig.

Senior commissioning editor Iain Coyle said: “As a gentleman of a certain age, these documentaries are a unique opportunity to get some perspective, and celebrate, some of the amazing comedic talent that I grew up with. Not only are they fascinating and funny but often very moving too, a real credit to the production team.”

Steve North, general manager of Gold, adds: “We are incredibly excited to be bringing back The Interviews for a second series. We were delighted in the first series ability to explore the lives of some of our most loved entertainers in such an original manner.

“Series 2 promises more of the same and with an incredible line up of Peter Sellers, Barry Humphries, Frankie Howerd, Julie Walters, Bruce Forsyth and Kenny Everett there should be plenty more surprises in store.”

The first series of the programme included episodes on the likes of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, Les Dawson and Kenneth Williams.