A Bit of Fry and Laurie

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Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry

A Bit of Fry and Laurie was a United Kingdom television series broadcast by the BBC between 1989 and 1995. It ran for four series, totalling 26 episodes (including a 35 minutes special in 1986).

Starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, it was a sketch show from a rather eccentric and at times high-brow mould. Elaborate wordplay and innuendo formed a large cornerstone of the programme's charm - some sketches consciously threatened to cross the line into vulgarity, but always finished just before reaching that point.

The longer sketches alternated with others in the form of very short interviews lasting no more than a few seconds. Most sketches were one-offs, but there were a few recurring characters over the years. The programme also gave Laurie a chance to demonstrate his piano skills, playing for songs with witty lyrics.

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