The Untold Tommy Cooper

The Untold Tommy Cooper

The Untold Tommy Cooper is a new documentary on Channel 4 that features never-before-seen footage of late comedian Tommy Cooper.

With archive film and audio that have never been broadcast as well as details from his manager Miff Ferrie’s diary, a range of contributors have been interviewed for the 90-minute doc, including some of the comedian’s most famous fans and the people who attempted to save his life the night he collapsed and died on stage.

The film looks at Cooper’s personal and professional life providing insight and detail taken from Ferrie’s diary.

Gogglebox’s Mat Steiner said: “The discovery of this archive offers up new insights into Cooper’s fascinating 35-year relationship with his manager and also how, in latter years, Cooper the family man and Cooper the legendary entertainer actually began to meld into one.”

C4 head of comedy Shane Allen ordered the film, which is due to be shown late 2011.

It is produced and directed by Andy Humphries, who has previously directed The Secret Life of Bob Monkhouse, Being Ronnie Corbett and Not Again – Not The Nine O’clock News.

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' "A superb but sobering film."

Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

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