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Bit of Fry & Laurie, A

Synopsis
Comedy sketch series written and performed by Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. This episode includes a sketch, ‘Ignore’, in which Hugh Laurie is an earnest ‘modern’ lecturer standing in front of a inert audience which ignores him throughout. He is attempting to teach Romeo and Juliet and reads the parts of both Romeo and Juliet from Act III v ‘Wilt thou be gone’ and then challenges the audience to assess its relevance to modern-day Britain. Stephen Fry is Mr Lewis, his role not explained, who sits silent by the side of the blackboard; Laurie having told the audience to ignore him. The sketch is much funnier than this description might suggest.
Series
Bit of Fry & Laurie, A
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Technical information
Colour / Sound
Transmission details
10 Feb 1989 at 21:00 (Channel: BBC1)
Duration
30 mins

Credits

Director
Roger Ordish
Producer
Roger Ordish
Writer
Hugh Laurie; Stephen Fry
Cast
Hugh Laurie 
Stephen Fry 

Additional Details

Production type
Other
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
Released on DVD in 2006 as part of A BIT OF FRY & LAURIE SERIES 1.
History
Episode 5, series 1.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Distributor (Sale)

Name

Retail outlets

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