The Two Ronnies is a BBC television comedy sketch show created by Bill Cotton, which aired on BBC One from 1971 to 1987. It featured the double act of Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett, the two Ronnies of the title. Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett met for the first time at the Buckstone Club in the Haymarket, London, where Ronnie Corbett was serving drinks between acting jobs. They were invited by David Frost to appear in his new show, The Frost Report, with John Cleese, but the pair's big break came when they filled in for a few minutes during a technical hitch at an awards ceremony in 1970. Bill Cotton was so impressed by the duo that he turned to Paul Fox, the Controller of BBC1 and asked ‘How would you like those two on your network?’, as a result they were given their own show by the BBC.