10 BBC shows that have made us laugh the most

A photo of Tony Hancock from 1954. It's one of the photos part of a 'BBC Faces of Comedy' exhibition

A photo of Tony Hancock from 1954. It's one of the photos part of a 'BBC Faces of Comedy' exhibition opens this Saturday at The Forum. Picture: BBC - Credit: Archant

A BBC Faces of Comedy photography exhibition opens at the Forum in Norwich tomorrow (Saturday, July 1). Here are some of the funny men, women and shows featured.

A 1954 photo from the set of The Goon Show featuring Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan

A 1954 photo from the set of The Goon Show featuring Harry Secombe, Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan. It's one of the photos part of a 'BBC Faces of Comedy' exhibition opens this Saturday at The Forum. Picture: BBC - Credit: Archant

1. Tony Hancock was famed for his radio and TV gags in the 1950s, Hancock's Half Hour depicted the life of a struggling comedian

2. BBC Radio's Goon Show set Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers, and Michael Bentine and Harry Secombe onto other things. Its sketches were unlike anything audiences had heard before

A photo from the set of Steptoe and Son, featuring Harry H. Corbett as Harold Steptoe and Wilfrid B

A photo from the set of Steptoe and Son, featuring Harry H. Corbett as Harold Steptoe and Wilfrid Brambell as Albert Steptoe. It's one of the photos part of a 'BBC Faces of Comedy' exhibition opens this Saturday at The Forum. Picture: BBC - Credit: Archant


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3. The 1960s television sitcom Steptoe and Son starred Harry H Corbett and Wilfrid Brambell running a father-and-son rag-and-bone business

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4. Norfolk's own wartime comedy Dad's Army reflected the resilience of those on the homefront and its lines such as 'Don't panic!' still rank among TV's most memorable

Miranda with crew members on the set of 'Miranda' series three. It's one of the photos part of a 'BB

Miranda with crew members on the set of 'Miranda' series three. It's one of the photos part of a 'BBC Faces of Comedy' exhibition opens this Saturday at The Forum. Picture: Gary Moyes - Credit: BBC

5. Porridge delighted TV audiences in the 1970s with its lighthearted look at prison life. It was released under the title Doing Time in the US

6. Are You Being Served? Was an '80s classic, following the misadventures and mishaps of the staff at fictional department store Grace Brothers

A photo from the set of Only Fools and Horses in 1986. It's one of the photos part of a 'BBC Faces o

A photo from the set of Only Fools and Horses in 1986. It's one of the photos part of a 'BBC Faces of Comedy' exhibition opens this Saturday at The Forum. Picture: BBC - Credit: Archant

7. Only Fools and Horses tells the tale of a pair of Peckenham market traders and their attempts to get rich. Del Boy and Rodney Trotter and their dear grandad live on in our hearts

8. Absolutely Fabulous, affectionately known as Ab Fab, took us into the hilarious world of Edina and Patsy and their desperate attempts to stay young and hip

9. The comedy duo of Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant gave us everything from The Office to The Ricky Gervais Show

10. Miranda Hart's eponymous comedy revolved around a socially awkward woman and the side-splitting dilemmas she constantly found herself in.

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