Saturday Night Classics – Early Madhouse Antics with Russ Abbott
Russ Abbott’s Saturday Madhouse 1981 – 1982, Russ Abbott’s Madhouse - 1984
This may fool you, many people think of Madhouse as the primetime BBC show of the 1980’s, but you’d be wrong. Russ Abbott’s Saturday Madhouse was the original Saturday night ITV sketch show (changing it’s name to Russ Abbott’s Madhouse for the last series) produced by London Weekend Television that ran from 1981 to 1984. It featured all the characters we came to love Cooperman, Basildon Bond.
Russ Abbott and friends appear in a variety of hilarious sketches and as some unforgettable characters.
Original Run: 13 June 1981 – 21 August 1982 (Saturday Madhouse), 30 June 1984 – 4 August 1984 (Madhouse)
Sadly the show has never been released on DVD to date.