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A Bit of Fry and Laurie (1989)

TV-MA Comedy 30m


A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy television series written by and starring former Cambridge Footlights members Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, broadcast on both BBC1 and BBC2 between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series and totalled 26 episodes, including a 35 minute pilot episode in 1987.

As in The Two Ronnies, elaborate wordplay and innuendo were staples of its material. It frequently broke the fourth wall; characters would revert into their real-life actors mid-sketch, or the camera would often pan off set into the studio. In addition, the show was punctuated with non-sequitur vox pops in a similar style to those of Monty Python's Flying Circus, often making irrelevant statements, heavily based on wordplay. Laurie was also seen playing piano and a wide variety of other instruments and singing comical numbers.

  1. Stephen Fry


  2. Hugh Laurie


Series Cast

  1. Stephen Fry as

    Stephen Fry

    25 Episodes

  2. Hugh Laurie as

    Hugh Laurie

    25 Episodes

  3. Camille Coduri as

    Camille Coduri

    1 Episode

  4. John Bird as

    John Bird

    1 Episode

  5. Clive Mantle as

    Clive Mantle

    1 Episode

  6. Janine Duvitski as

    Janine Duvitski

    1 Episode

  7. Rowan Atkinson as

    Rowan Atkinson

    1 Episode

  8. Caroline Quentin as

    Caroline Quentin

    1 Episode

  9. Kevin McNally as

    Kevin McNally

    1 Episode

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Series 4 - A Bit of Fry and Laurie

Series 4

1995 | 7 Episodes

Season 4 of A Bit of Fry and Laurie premiered on February 12, 1995.

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Status Ended


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Type Scripted

Original Language English


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