Morecambe And Wise, Two Of A Kind, 1961 – 1968
As we went into the 1960′s and Her Majesty headed towards ten years on the throne, Television was becoming an ever growing medium with writers creating some comic gems that would still be regarded as classics when the queen’s reign reached the sixty years we celebrate this year.
Morecambe and Wise started their rise to the big time (and ultimately their status as Britain’s best loved comedy duo) in the 60′s with Two Of A Kind.
After a disappointing start in 1961 with the first series, changes were made for series two and the show would ultimately be the beginnings of the shows we all still love to see today.
We covered Two Of A Kind and the post is still in the archives. Here’s a couple of clips.
The 1960′s also saw the start of a number of all time classic sitcoms
Steptoe And Son – 1962
This all time classic started life as an episode of Galton and Simpson’s Comedy Playhouse and would run in two blocks until Christmas 1974.
Till Death Us Do Part – 1965
Another one starting life as an episode of Comedy Playhouse, introduced us to the unforgettable Alf Garnett. Like Steptoe it ran in two blocks 1965 until 1968 and then 1972 – 1975.
Detailed posts of all these comedies can be found in our archives.