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Saturday Night Fry

Radio 4
1987? (six episodes)

The original series of this name was a scripted 1980s vehicle for the humorist Stephen Fry.  The scripts (by Fry, Ian Brown and James Hendrie) were, unsurprisingly, highly literate, and the show scaled new heights of self-referentiality.  In 1998, after Fry’s success in the TV series A Bit of Fry and Laurie (with Hugh Laurie, who also appeared here) and later suggestions of a retirement from performing after a heavily-documented bout of stage-flight, the Saturday Night Fry name was resurrected for an interesting but unrelated Radio 4 discussion show.

© JB Sumner/David Brain 1999.  Created 18/6/99