Preview – The Undiscovered Peter Sellers

Peter Sellers
Peter Sellers (1925 - 1980) the English actor and comedian holding a bust of himself. (Photo by A Meek/Getty Images). (C) Sky.

This week, Victor Lewis-Smith follows-up on his 2016 BBC Four documentary about Peter Cook with a look at the lives of three more comedy greats on Sky Arts.

The first of these shows investigates Peter Sellers, and uses rare 1950s colour footage to look into the life of a man who was a comedy genius, but also deeply troubled in his personal life. Tomorrow’s episode covers Kenneth Williams, while on Thursday the life of Tony Hancock is explored.

The Undiscovered Peter Sellers is on Sky Arts at 22.00.

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