Funny Man (TV series)

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Funny Man
StarringJimmy Jewel
David Schofield
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original languageEnglish
No. of series1
No. of episodes13
ProducersAnthea Browne-Wilkinson
Peter Duguid
Running time60 minutes
Production companyThames Television
Original release
Release23 April (1981-04-23) –
23 July 1981 (1981-07-23)

Funny Man is a British comedy television series which first aired on ITV in 1981.[1] It portrays a family of music hall entertainers in the late 1920s and early 1930s, at the time of the Great Depression and the continuing desertion of traditional music hall audiences to the cinemas. Star Jimmy Jewel had himself grown up in a family of comedians active during the era.

Actors who appeared in individual episodes include Elsie Randolph, Nell Campbell, Sylvia Coleridge, Madeline Smith and Leslie Sarony



  1. ^ Halliwell p.312


  • Leslie Halliwell. Double Take and Fade Away. Grafton, 1987.

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