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Paul O'Grady Stands Up for Liverpool

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If nothing else, this three-hour special devoted to the material of comedians hailing from Liverpool proves that the old ones are the best. Arthur Askey and a sidekick take part in a training exercise for a waiter: “Do you serve lobsters?” “Yes. We serve anyone.”

Rob Wilton bedazzles with a range of characters not that far from the real thing — firemen and policemen being a speciality. And Tommy Handley’s genius combination of the comic catchphrase with razor-sharp timing shows why the nation mourned when he died.


The Birkenhead-born comedian celebrates some of Merseyside's most successful comedy stars, including Arthur Askey, Kenny Everett, Ken Dodd, Alexei Sayle, Patricia Routledge and John Bishop.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Paul O'Grady


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