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How is social class used as a topic for comedy, and what part do social dialects play in the generation of humour? This segment will look at how comedians draw on different registers of language in their comedy. Featuring BAFTA winning writer/performer Charlie Higson on characters created for BBCTV series The Fast Show.
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