Minder, 1979

Minder - The Dennis Waterman Years - 1979 - 1985 and 1988 - 1989 Originally intended as a vehicle for Dennis Waterman, it also made George Cole's Arthur Daley one of the all time great comedy characters. Mi...
opening credits excerpt from the cult tv series tales of the unexpected

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tales Of The Unexpected - 1979 A bit of cult drama for today's post.  Yes it's the one with the haunting theme tune and swaying dancers in the titles.  Well we like to keep it interesting. Originally titled...
David Threlfall as Tommy Cooper in Not Like That, Like This

Tommy Cooper: Not Like That Like This

Tommy Cooper: Not Like That Like This, 2014 Tommy Cooper was one of Britain's best loved comedians.  The trademark fez and the tricks that always seemed to go wrong made him a household name. Throughout the 19...
leo mc kern stars as rumpole of the bailey a tv show admired by comedy writer alan simpson

Rumpole Of The Bailey

Rumpole Of The Bailey, 1978 A personal favourite TV series of the late Alan Simpson. In a 2014 interview we did with Galton and Simpson we asked " is there a Television show or a sitcom you didn't write but...
michael parkinson, mike smith and sarah greene present ghostwatch

Happy Halloween

It was sixteen years ago today that the BBC scared the living daylights out of the viewing public.  Be prepared to be scared out of your wits again as we take you back to when Michael Parkinson presented..... ...
the famous cobbles of weatherfield that are coronation street

Coronation Street – 1960

In Tribute To Jean Alexander, Who Died On Friday Night, Aged 90 One of the great things about the British sense of humour is that it manages to creep everywhere, creating some of television's most memorable ch...
the cast of the bbc tv series are you being served?

The Story of ‘Are You Being Served?’ 2010

With the new episode of the popular sitcom fresh in viewers' minds, it ssemed a good time to look back at the documentary that delved into the story of what became one Britain's best loved sitcoms. The docum...
motecambe and wise with des o'connor

Bring Me Morecambe & Wise

An original documentary from digital channel UKTV GOLD.  Bring Me Morecambe & Wise first aired in 2012, showcasing rare and never seen before sketches and routines from one of Britain's best loved comedy du...
Daniel Rigby as Eric Morecambe and Bryan Dick as Ernie Wise

Eric and Ernie, 2011

All successful acts have a beginning and Eric and Ernie was the TV drama that told the early story of two of Britain's best loved comics Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise. Produced by BBC Wales the drama complet...