Preview – Britain’s Greatest Comedian

Britain's Greatest Comedian
Britain's Greatest Comedian. Picture shows: (front row L-R) Roy Hudd, Sally Phillips, Stephen Mangan. (back row L-R) John Thomson, Darren Harriott, Ronni Ancona, David Quantick, Boyd Hilton, Nina Wadia. UKTV/Kevin Baker

Earlier this year, Gold asked the public who they thought was the greatest comedian in British history. Now a panel of judges are sorting out the shortlist of 30.

In this three-hour show, our judges will decide who is greatest out of the following: Caroline Aherne, Dave Allen, Rowan Atkinson, Bill Bailey, Ronnie Barker, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jo Brand, Kathy Burke, John Cleese, Billy Connolly, Steve Coogan, Tommy Cooper, Ken Dodd, Lee Evans, Micky Flanagan, Dawn French, Ricky Gervais, Eddie Izzard, Peter Kay, Stan Laurel, Stewart Lee, Lenny Henry, Lee Mack, Rik Mayall, Michael McIntyre, Spike Milligan, Eric Morecambe, Jennifer Saunders, Peter Sellers and Victoria Wood .

The panel of judges, chaired by Sally Phillips, include Stephen Mangan, Ronnie Aoncona, Darren Harriott and Roy Hudd.

 Britain’s Greatest Comedian is on Gold at 20.00.