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Publisher's Summary

In this classic TV soundtrack, Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie explore a seemingly inexhaustible list of subjects with a delicious turn of phrase and elaborate wordplay. 

The hilarity includes regular acts such as not so super spy Tony Mercheson and his boss Control, yuppies, John and Peter and the critics.

With four brilliant series of great satire, comic genius and hilarious use of language, the show cemented Fry & Laurie as a double act and paved the way for their future stardom.

A Bit Of Fry & Laurie was originally broadcast on BBC 1 and BBC 2 between 1987 and 1995.

Please note that this audio originated as TV soundtracks and contains occasional visual jokes.

Minor edits have been made to the original broadcast for ease of listening.

Contains strong language.

©2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd (P)2021 BBC Studios Distribution Ltd

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  • A. Dossymov
  • 2021-04-16

it is what it is (a recording of a TV show)

same as with some other BBC recordings that were made available recently (e.g. Blackadder), this is simply the audio track of one of their TV series.

as such, you have the obvious limitations of only being able to only to listen, but not see, the gags. while A Bit of Fry and Laurie didn't rely on physical comedy and slapstick too much, it obviously does take away from the experience.

as it is, they even had to cut some gags out entirely, it appears, as those depended too much on you being able to see what the actors are doing to get the jokes

it's hard to recommend as such, and would really only work for fans of the series who already have access to the actual series itself in video form and would like to re-listen to some of the gags while you're out for a run or something.

I'm not going to give it no stars, as many of the gags and jokes still work quite well even without the visual component, and the Laurie and Fry's delivery was spot on.

otherwise, I would definitely recommend you seek out the TV series itself as this recording doesn't really do it justice

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  • Still Snow
  • 2021-06-14

Nearly 12 hours well produced radio sketches

If you like the humor of Fry and Laurie-
This is a great deal.

It is about 11 hours of short (3-7 min sketches) most of the sketches are isolated, and self contained no overarching story.

Just a good audiobook to have on in the background as a background noise while you are focused on work or a drive.

If you like this try John Finnemore’s souvenir program.

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  • Ekhs3004
  • 2022-03-28

No Vox

The vox populi scenes were removed from the content. Also, not the same without video.

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  • resol
  • 2022-01-26

laugh out loud Laurie and fry

you will never look or watch House, M.D. the same way again. and I did not care for the show before I even knew Laurie was a musician or a comic before he was House.

and then the both of them were in the cast if Bkacadder, along side Rowan Atkinson.

you will laugh out loud.

be warned british humor has a lot .ore sexual humor than American comedy.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2022-01-21

audio of the show

a most delightful recording of the sketches Hue and Stephen did in their younger years.

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  • Linet ANDREA
  • 2021-09-25

Verbal folicks, very enjoyable!

Had a great laugh. Love "Mystery".
The titles unfortunately do not correspond with the chapters.