ATV Choice: Gold is to celebrate the work of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett’s television partnership with The Two Ronnies’ Spectacle.
The show promises some rare footage which hasn’t been seen for decades and a recently recorded interview with Sir David Frost.
In a working relationship that started as early in the 1960s thanks to Sir David Frost and his series The Frost Report, the lives of Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker would intertwine to become one of the greatest comedy double acts of all time.
Throughout the 1970s and 1980s, their unique sketch show became a huge primetime hit, mixing inspired wordplay, comedy characters, song, dance and their trademark news bulletins.
Now, in this brand new and exclusive three part series, Gold goes behind the glasses to get an insight into what made this comedy juggernaut tick. The series will delve deep into some of the exciting spectacles from The Two Ronnies, featuring an exclusive interview with Ronnie Corbett himself.
The first episode focuses on pre-Two Ronnies material and focuses on how they came together to became one of the greatest double acts of all time. Footage includes very rare material including sketches from Frost On Sunday and the Frost Report where Ronnie C and Ronnie B first met and exclusive interviews with Sir David Frost and Sir Paul Fox, who first put the two great comedians together.
The Two Ronnies’ Spectacle begins on tonight (September 25th) at 8pm on UKTV’s Gold.