The BEST episodes of The Two Ronnies

Every episode of The Two Ronnies ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of The Two Ronnies!

The Two Ronnies is a show which gripped the funnybones of the UK for years, and which has also proved a big hit across the seas. Starring ever shrinking Ronnie Corbett, who recently admitted sex manuals have helped his love life (he stands on them) and Ronnie Barker, owner of the Guinness world record for least number of people fitted into a telephone booth. The Two Ronnies has long established its claim as one of the most successful British comedy shows of them all; safe, yes, but often very funny and of vast majority appeal.

Last Updated: 1/26/2023Network:BBC One
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Episode 2
star
9.53
32 votes

#1 - Episode 2

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/17/1971

The main sketches are Ronnie B meets the bald Mr Goldy, the Hampton Wick episode is Street of Shame, we hear about a lorry driver, Tarzan visits Ronnie C., and W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan are 'In Concert'. The musical guests are New World and Tina Charles, and Jo, Jac & Joni perform a vaudeville routine.

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Episode 1
star
8.86
49 votes

#2 - Episode 1

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 4/10/1971

The main sketches are the news report put together in a hurry, unable to control himself at a party, a doctor with a cure for saying things twice, Hampton Wick episode 1, sending flowers through Interpol, Paris, getting a hearing aid. Big Jim Jehosophat and Fat-Belly Jones draw the show to a conclusion with their blue-grass performance. The musical guests are Tina Charles and New World, and Alfredo does a vaudeville act.

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Episode 1
star
7.94
31 votes

#3 - Episode 1

Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/27/1973

Sketches include about shouting in a library, going for a driving test, we find out how to care for the sick, Ronnie tells us how things are going on the home front, and we see the main production, which is called Colditz. The performances in this episode are by Pan's People, who perform a dance routine, and the singer Dana.

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Episode 6
star
7.16
32 votes

#4 - Episode 6

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/15/1971

The main sketches are about the latest fashion, an appeal for the clumsy people, the Hampton Wick episode is 'The Chambers of Horror', we hear about Ronnie C's early career, the musical is the 'Elizabeth R-Ha'. The musical guests are New World and Tina Charles, and Wasta performs a comedy routine.

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Episode 7
star
7.13
30 votes

#5 - Episode 7

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/28/1972

Big Jim Jehosophat and Fat-Belly Jones return to sing in the musical finale. In the penultimate episode of Done to Death, Blanche becomes the prime suspect in the murder case. Samantha Jones joins Georgie Fame and Alan Price in the musical line-up.

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Episode 7
star
7.13
30 votes

#6 - Episode 7

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/20/1973

Sketches include a party with a practical joke, there is message from the government about the water shortage, a sketch about trying to explain something, there is a problem at the pub, we see Screen Evergreen No. 38 "During the Ball", Ronnie tells us how the audience viewing figures are compiled and, finally, there is an episode of "Upstairs Downstairs". The performances in this episode are a dance by Pan's People and a medley by Tony Orlando & Dawn.

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Episode 4
star
7.13
30 votes

#7 - Episode 4

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/23/1975

Sketches include Spoonerisms and part four of Death Can Be Fatal. Michel Legrand performs "Theme from Summer of '42". In the musical finale the Ronnies sing songs from "Oh What A Lovely War" as John Mills and Mrs. Mills.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Episode 7
star
7.13
31 votes

#8 - Episode 7

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/22/1971

The main sketches are about Hendon, an interesting father-of-the-bride speech, the Hampton Wick episode is 'Queen-of the Silver Screen', we find out value of prayer, approaching a job interview, the musical is the 'The Short and Fat Minstrel Show'. The musical guests are New World and Tina Charles.

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Episode 8
star
7.10
29 votes

#9 - Episode 8

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 2/20/1975

Sketches include The Rook Restaurant, Jolly Rhyming Birthday Cards, Scottish Tourism and the final part of Death Can Be Fatal.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Episode 4
star
7.10
29 votes

#10 - Episode 4

Season 8 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/22/1980

Sketches include greeting card rhymes gone wrong, there is a spokesman from the Royal Society for Mispronunciation, there is the next part of "The Worm that Turned", be careful what you wish for, we visit the participants at The Inventors' Convention, Ronnie bought this week's joke at a jumble sale, and in the musical finale we don the lederhosen and head to Bavaria for the Oktoberfest. The musical guest is Barbara Dickson.

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Episode 5
star
7.10
29 votes

#11 - Episode 5

Season 8 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/29/1980

Sketches include a shopping list with bad hand-writing at the local shop, an announcement from the Minnistry of Intelligense, the disadvantage of having one eye, there is the fifth part of "The Worm that Turned", some pub philosophy now that Britain is in the European Community, Ronnie reads his personal file that the BBC has on him, and the musical finale is by the Rochdale Ringers. The musical guest is Elkie Brooks.

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Episode 6
star
7.10
29 votes

#12 - Episode 6

Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/6/1980

Sketches include a robbery where nothing works, there is a talk about money and what to do if you can't get enough of it, grounds for divorce, there is the next part of "The Worm that Turned", being honest at a party, Ronnie tells us things are tense on the home front, and the musical finale is by the Beefeaters at the Tower of London. The musical guest is Barbara Dickson.

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Episode 8
star
7.10
30 votes

#13 - Episode 8

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/4/1972

Sketches include Post-hypnotic Suggestion and Vicar Heckler. In the last instalment of Done to Death, Piggy and Charlie lay a trap for the killer. The musical finale sees the duo pay tribute to ballroom dancing. Georgie Fame, Alan Price and Salena Jones provide the music.

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Episode 7
star
7.10
30 votes

#14 - Episode 7

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/13/1975

Sketches include The Newsreader, The Similar Party Guests and part seven of Death Can Be Fatal. Michel Legrand plays one of his songs and The Plumstead Ladies gossip in song.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Episode 5
star
7.10
30 votes

#15 - Episode 5

Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/30/1975

Sketches include Stars at Night, Party Without Guests and another installment of Death Can Be Fatal. Michel Legrand plays one of his compositions and the Ronnies perform with the Aldershot Brass Ensemble.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Episode 3
star
7.10
30 votes

#16 - Episode 3

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/16/1975

Sketches include Rhyming Detectives, The Cinema and part three of Death Can Be Fatal. The musical finale is a revue performed by some policemen.

Directors: Terry Hughes
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Episode 6
star
7.10
30 votes

#17 - Episode 6

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/21/1972

A man's attempt to buy a pet is harder than it should be. In the musical finale some historical figures, including Queen Victoria and John Brown, burst into song.

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Episode 5
star
7.10
30 votes

#18 - Episode 5

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/14/1972

Old friends reminisce at a school reunion, a newsreader has to fill time when there are no stories to report - and the duo decide Strauss waltzes are ripe for a little parody. Georgie Fame, Alan Price and Lynsey De Paul provide the songs.

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Episode 4
star
7.10
31 votes

#19 - Episode 4

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/7/1972

Two men change into some unexpected items of clothing once the working day is over. Plus the two Ronnies poke fun at Russian folk songs. Thelma Houston joins Georgie Fame and Alan Price in the musical line-up.

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Episode 3
star
7.07
30 votes

#20 - Episode 3

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/30/1972

The duo put a comedic spin on Bizet's Carmen and two party guests try to ignore idle gossip. Meanwhile, in Done to Death, there's another dead body to confuse Piggy and Charlie. Chelsea Brown joins musical regulars Georgie Fame and Alan Price.

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Episode 1
star
7.07
30 votes

#21 - Episode 1

Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired 12/26/1978

A man gets more than he bargained for when he goes in search of McCleary's Gold, and a shopkeeper boasts that his store stocks every kind of bean imaginable. Manhattan Transfer provide the music.

Directors: Brian Penders
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Episode 3
star
7.06
31 votes

#22 - Episode 3

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/24/1971

The main sketches are what can happen when you say "Hello", a beaten weatherman, the Hampton Wick episode is 'The Bare Facts', Ronnie C. relates a story about a train journey, Mr Partridge has swallowed Radio 4, Moira McKellar and Kenneth Anderson take you a roaming in the gloaming. The musical guests are New World and Tina Charles. Georges Schlick presents a ventriloquist act.

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Episode 3
star
7.06
31 votes

#23 - Episode 3

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/25/1973

Sketches include a visit to the tourist office of a country behind the iron curtain, there is an explanation about symbols used on television, there is a visit to the Limerick Clinic for a bad back, there is performance by a guitar duo, we hear that Ronnie's wife has won two competitions, and the main production this week is The Regiment, which is set in Rawlpore, India. The performances in this episode are by Pan's People, who perform a dance routine to "Yesterday", and the singer Elaine Delmar.

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Episode 8
star
7.03
29 votes

#24 - Episode 8

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/29/1971

The main sketches are feeling feint at the doctors, a talk about statistics, the Hampton Wick episode is 'A Voice from Heaven', about Ronnie's holiday in Spain, a baptism that went wrong, the music is by Big Jim Jehosophat and Fat-Belly Jones. The musical guests are Tina Charles and New World.

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Episode 3
star
7.03
29 votes

#25 - Episode 3

Season 9 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/19/1981

Sketches include a party after a secret visit to Africa, a message by vet Algernon Dinge about the care and treatment of sick animals, the problem with hiking, Piggy Malone and Charley Farley continue on the case called Band of Slaves, there's some domestic trouble between Ethel and Arnold and their pets, Ronnie tells us about how to make an inspiration sermon, and the musical finale is about Teeny Todd. The musical guest is Marti Webb.

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