Recommending this comedy classic? Surely we can\u2019t be serious? The classic disaster movie spoof starring Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty and Leslie Nielsen is one of the greats in comic filmmaking and its accolades speak for itself: named one of the 500 greatest movies of all time by Empire, Airplane! also came number one in a poll of the funniest film comedies in the same magazine; the second best comedy according to another poll for Channel 4 (it being the best US comedy, being beaten by Life of Brian); and preserved by the US Library of Congress. But perhaps the best reason for picking it, is that in the last Radio Times published before his death a week ago, Barry Norman wrote a piece on why he loved the film himself, saying, \u201csee for yourselves. Actually, you should see it all for yourselves because it\u2019s fast, slick, bawdy and unashamedly derivative of all manner of movie genres. Above all, though, it\u2019s very funny.\u201d Airplane! is on Film4 at 19.20.