Fry & Laurie Reunited Clip: “How Did We Meet Then?”

Whatever the occasion in question was (the pair seem to disagree on it), the first meeting of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie was undoubtedly a great day for British comedy and to mark 30 years since their first collaboration GOLD are hosting a one-off special this week. Fry and Laurie Reunited will see the pair sharing a screen for the first time in 15 years this Wednesday and we are promised a fantastic insight into their comedy partnership. The pair are great friends and their careers have intertwined frequently over the years from Jeeves and Wooster to Blackadder to their joint comedy showcase, A Bit of Fry and Laurie which ran on BBC1 and BBC2 for four series between 1989 and 1995. They started working together as students in Cambridge at Footlights, and their Footlights May Week Revue – The Cellar Tapes, won the first ever Perrier Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 1981. The show was subsequently recorded and transmitted by the BBC in 1982. From there they worked on a number of shows together including Saturday Live and Blackadder and of course A Bit of Fry and Laurie which ran for four series from 1989 – 1995.