The BEST Episodes of A Bit of Fry & Laurie

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jul 29, 2021

Network: BBC One

A Bit of Fry & Laurie was witty and sophisticated entertainment of consistently high quality, with an old-fashioned revue-type atmosphere and oddly 'British' sketches that rejoiced in literary turns of phrase and elaborate wordplay. The delicate innuendos, coupled with Fry's ability to suggest hidden meanings in everyday phrases, gave the impression that bubbling below the innocent surface were lewd undercurrents threatening to burst through, although they never did. To add to this mix, Hugh Laurie demonstrated his keyboard talents with parodies of musical genres.

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Episode 3

#1 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Feb 26, 1995

Sketches Include: Vox Pops, Guests Introduction, Barman, Interruptus, Little Girl (song), Making Tea, For Some Reason Angry, Don't Be Dirty. The guests order a South Seas Vulvic Wart cocktail.

star 8.68
65 votes
Directors: Bob Spiers
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 7

#2 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 2, 1995

Sketches include: Guests Introduction, Religianto, Consent, Sophisticated Song (song), Fast Monologue, Telephone Alert, Truancy. The guests order a Modern Britain cocktail.

star 8.17
60 votes
Directors: Bob Spiers
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 4

#3 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 12, 1995

Sketches include: Good Evening, Guests Introduction, Soccer School, Dalliard: Models, Hugh Interviewing Guests, Be Nice (song), Head Gardener, Gelliant Gutfright("Flowers For Wendy"). The guests order a A Quick One With You, Stephen cocktail.

star 8.12
90 votes
Directors: Bob Spiers
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 6

#4 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Apr 13, 1990

Includes "Satire/Tribute ('Where is the Lid?' song)", "Yellow Pages", "Beauty and Ideas" (Continued from Series One's "Language Conversation"), "Anarchy", "Dammit Church (John & Peter #6)", "First Kiss", "Borrowing a Fiver Off", "Spies/Firing (Control & Tony #8)", "Introducing My Grandfather To…", "A Vision of Britain", "Wrong Directions" (follows the end credits).

star 8.05
157 votes
Directors: Roger Ordish
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 3

#5 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 23, 1992

Sketches include "The Yorkshireman Meets the Southerner"; "We've Had Lots of Letters"; "The Department Talks to Alan"; "The Chimpunks' Voice Version of Hey Jude"; "The Day I Forgot My Legs"; "Terry Discusses How to Fire People"; "Summing Up Game"; "Balloon-O"; and "Shoe Shop". Concludes with a Everything in the Till and No Sudden Moves cocktail.

star 8.05
126 votes
Directors: Kevin Bishop
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 1

#6 - Episode 1

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Mar 9, 1990

Stephen and Hugh incorporate the song "Time, Where Did You Go?" and Dancersize in their opening gambit. Sketches include "Hardware Store", "Peter and John #2", "Letter to Stephen's Grandfather", "Arthur Meets the Psychiatrist", "The Sportscasters Cover Everyday Life", "Control and Tony Talk about Lies" and "Hugh Interviews 'Michael Jackson'".

star 7.96
253 votes
Directors: Roger Ordish
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 4

#7 - Episode 4

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jan 30, 1992

Sketches include "Specialized Greeting Cards"; "Photocopying My Genitals With"; "Scene from From Here to Just Over There"; "The Not Quite Late Enough Show"; "Taping News from Bristol"; "Nothing Rude About God Save The Queen"; "AA Meeting"; "Pass the Marmalade"; "Too Long Johnny" and "The Red Hat of Pat Ferrick". Fry and Laurie make the Mug of Horlicks cocktail.

star 7.95
153 votes
Directors: Kevin Bishop
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 6

#8 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 17, 1989

Sketches include "Marjorie's Fall", "Puppy Appeal", "Leave It Out", "Girlfriend's Breasts", "Spies Four", "Violence", "Chicken", "Cocoa", and "Tony of Plymouth (Sword Fight)".

star 7.90
288 votes
Directors: Roger Ordish
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 6

#9 - Episode 6

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Feb 13, 1992

Sketches include "Magazine Leaflets", "Nigel Carter Visits", "Novelty Shop", "Delightful Restaurant", "Tahitian Kitchen", "My Favourite Pants", "The Bishop and the Warlord", "Court Case Against The Bishop and the Warlord" and "Flying a Light Airplane without Having Had Any Formal Instruction With". Fry and Laurie offer Berliner Credit Sequence as a cocktail.

star 7.90
146 votes
Directors: Kevin Bishop
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 2

#10 - Episode 2

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 16, 1992

Includes: * Condom Quickie * Embassy * Ampersands * Duel * Ass-Kickers' Song(song) * Petrol Attendants * Jobs * European Deal * Cocktail Ending: A Slow Snog with a Distant Relative

star 7.89
97 votes
Directors: Kevin Bishop
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 1

#11 - Episode 1

Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Feb 12, 1995

Sketches include: Grey and Hopeless, Guest Movements, Theme Vox Pops, Blame the System, The Comedy Charter, Writing Poetry, Smell: The Forgotten Sense?, Gordon's Unintelligible Song, Wrist Changer Commercial, and It's A Soaraway Life. The guests order a Golden Meteorite cocktail.

star 7.87
45 votes
Directors: Bob Spiers
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 2

#12 - Episode 2

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Mar 16, 1990

The BBC must find new places for funding. Thus this episode is sponsored by Tideyman's Carpets, which ingratiates itself in almost all the sketches: "The Spillage That Wasn't", "Control Talks of the Open Window", "A Right Way and a Wrong Way to Deal with Trick-or-Treaters", "The Tideyman's Test", "Piano Standards", "Nazi Interrogates English Major", "John and Peter #3" and "The Improvised End Sketch".

star 7.85
218 votes
Directors: Roger Ordish
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 6

#13 - Episode 6

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 26, 1995

Sketches include: Stolen Money, Young Tory of the Year, Variety, Gossiping Heads, Death Threat, What I Mind (Misunderstood) (Song), Honda, The Duke of Northampton. The hosts finish off with a Silver Prostate cocktail.

star 7.84
142 votes
Directors: Bob Spiers
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 2

#14 - Episode 2

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Feb 19, 1995

Sketches include: Hugh's Accident, Psychotherapy Video, Local News at Ten Thirty Three and a Bit, English People Care to be the Most Ignorant in Europe, I'm In Love With Steffi Graf, The Lover's Helper, Fascism Discussion, Max Meets Fiona, and Heart Transplant. The guests order a Long Confident Suck cocktail.

star 7.82
96 votes
Directors: Bob Spiers
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 5

#15 - Episode 5

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 10, 1989

Sketches include "Lavatories", "Critics One", "Judge Not", "Critics Four", "Ignored Teacher", "That's It", "Hugh's Favourite Sketch", "Critics", "The 'Burt'", "Christening", and "Swiss Comedy (Heidi and Johann Smell Just Right)".

star 7.70
315 votes
Directors: Roger Ordish
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 5

#16 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Apr 6, 1990

Includes "MBE Introduction", "This Is Dominic Appleguard", "Rhodes Boysons", "Amputated Genitals", "The Cause (Jack & Freddy/Neddy #1)", "Gordon & Stuart #3" and "Where Eagles Dare".

star 7.69
242 votes
Directors: Roger Ordish
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 1

#17 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 13, 1989

Sketches include "Mr. Smear Confronts the Headmaster", "Hugh Laurie's Short Poetry Reading", "Politician Insists, 'Stop Breaking into My Car'", "SAS Application/Library Books on Cricketers", "Spoon Bender", "Apology", and a barbershop piece called "Bitch Mother Come Light My Bottom" by Sir William (now Lord) Rees-Mogg.

star 7.68
359 votes
Directors: Roger Ordish
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 1

#18 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Jan 9, 1992

Includes: * A Word, Timothy * Very Upset * Love Me Tender (song) * Milk Pot * The Department * Stephen's Song (song) * Psychiatrists * Cocktail Ending: Whiskey Thunder

star 7.67
196 votes
Directors: Kevin Bishop
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 3

#19 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired Mar 23, 1990

Fry and Laurie have gags over their mouths to protests the censors' ban on traditional swearwords. Thus Fry and Laurie create new swearwords for their sketches: "Testimony", "Over to You", "The Jeweller's Shop", "Girlfriends", "Mystery Object", "Westminster Society", "Peter and John #4" and "What People Find Funny".

star 7.67
247 votes
Directors: Roger Ordish
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 2

#20 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Jan 20, 1989

Sketches include "Information Desk", "My Name is Derek Nippl-e", "Flexibility of the English Language", "America", "The Richard Morley Interview", "Tony Gives Control a Flash", "The Mouth Organist Gets Reprimanded", "Hands Exercise", and "Peter and John."

star 7.66
403 votes
Directors: Roger Ordish
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 3

#21 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Jan 27, 1989

Sketches include "Hugh's Brain", "Gordon and Stuart Eat Greek", "Costume Design", "Doctor Tobacco", "Open University", "Spies Two", and "Special Squad".

star 7.59
238 votes
Directors: Roger Ordish
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 5

#22 - Episode 5

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 6, 1992

Sketches include "Bookshop Customer Attacks Jane Eyre", "Courting Elizabeth", "Split Personality", "World Sport Bushwallyta", "Are You Sleeping With My Sister?", "Aromusician Ottoman Nodge", Cross-Wits and "Jack Wants Neddy to Become the Prime Minister" Fry and Laurie make a "Beef Goulash" in place of a cocktail.

star 7.52
148 votes
Directors: Kevin Bishop
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 5

#23 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Mar 19, 1995

Sketches include: The Louella Della Tweed Interview, The Post-Race Interview, Hearing on Councilman Wade, It's Red, It's Shiny and It Doesn't Exist, Telephone Quiz Line, Dachshund Owner's Baby Talk, Wasp Exterminators. The guests order a Swinging Ball Sack cocktail.

star 7.49
113 votes
Directors: Bob Spiers
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 4

#24 - Episode 4

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 3, 1989

Sketches include "Trouser-Competition Introduction", "Prize Poem", "Awful Smell", "Madness", "Antique Shop", "Spies Three", "Light Metal (The Bishop & The Warlord)", "Bank Loan", "Nipples", "Inspector Venice", and "Tomorrow's World".

star 7.45
325 votes
Directors: Roger Ordish
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry
Episode 4

#25 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Mar 30, 1990

Fry and Laurie want to be big enough for Marlon Brando to notice them. Thus come the sketches: "Dinner with Digby", "Department Store Changes", "Interrogation in the Car", "An Elf or a Pixie", "Peter and John #5", "The Robert Robinsons", "Control's Telescope" and the "Bigometer Update".

star 7.14
189 votes
Directors: Roger Ordish
Writers: Hugh Laurie, Stephen Fry