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Watch clips from each week's episode, alongside exclusive interviews with some of the nation's favourite comedy heroes!

From the East to the West, the Comedy Map of Britain pinpoints the special places that have inspired and affected our major comic talents including Johnny Vegas, Alan Carr, Alan Davies, Steve Pemberton, David Baddiel, Ruby Wax, Paul Merton, Jon Culshaw and many more!

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Brighton to Whitstable

Exclusive: Alan Davies Steve Pemberton goes back to the 'local' shop! Spike Milligan got the last laugh! David Walliams' school days in Reigate Benny Hill was the real-life Ernie Alan Davies returns to Whitstable


Norwich to Hastings

Exclusive: Mark Watson Exclusive: Dad's Army Arthur Smith returns to UEA Douglas Adams' ten-out-of-ten! Joan Simm's childhood in Laindon Dudley Moore's organ skills Mark Watson on his first gig in Bury St Edmunds Harold Snoad and Ian Lavender in Thetford


Leeds to Nottingham

Exclusive: Mark Thomas Exclusive: Jon Culshaw fools the PM Chris Moyles plays havoc at Radio Aire The Chuckle Brothers in Rotherham Graham Fellows on spoof pub crooner John Shuttleworth Jon Culshaw returns to Hallam FM Matthew Corbett at the chip shop Mark Thomas and the Red Shed


Newcastle to Leeds

Exclusive: In the pub with Leigh Francis Exclusive: Maureen Lipman finds herself in Hull The Viz boys return to Jesmond Roy Chubby Brown is drawn to The Magnet Maureen Lipman remembers her dad's shop Norman's broken mic routine Leigh Francis reveals the truth about Avid Merrion's name


Aviemore to Edinburgh

Exclusive: Doon Mackichan takes the plunge Exclusive: Jenny Eclair Johnny Vegas returns to his potty past Rhona Cameron returns to Musselburgh Fred Macaulay in Aviemore The home of the Beano Jenny Eclair in Edinburgh Doon Mackichan's back on the school bus


Nottingham to Cambridge

Exclusive: Alan Carr goes back to school Exclusive: David Baddiel plays 'cruise ship jazz' Ruby Wax returns to the RSC It's 'Just The Tonic' in Nottingham Alan Carr revisits his childhood days David Baddiel goes back to school Fluck and Law on the birth of Spitting Image Mel and Sue and the Cambridge Footlights


The West

Nick Park at Bristol Zoo Peter Richardson on the Comic Strip Paul Merton's debut in Swansea The League of Gentlemen in Hadfield Paul O'Grady's childhood days in Birkenhead Patrick Kielty in Belfast

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