Arise Sir Ken

Ken Dodd Goes To The Palace To Receive His Knighthood In the 2017 New Years Honours list, it was announced that Ken Dodd was to be knighted.  On 2nd March the squire of Knotty Ash went down to Buckingham Palac...
galton and simpson to receive Bafta fellowship

Alan Simpson: 1929 – 2017

Legendary Comedy Writer Alan Simpson Has Died, Aged 87 Alan Simpson of writing duo Galton and Simpson has died at the age of 87, his manager has said. The pair created sitcoms including Hancock's Half Hour an...

Comic Relief Launches Who Quits?

Russell Kane and Katy Brand popped into BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright In The Afternoon to launch Comic Relief 2017, which goes out Friday 24th March. Catch the interview here https://youtu.be/eO3SDlIivcQ ...
Gordon Kaye who played Rebe in Allo Allo has died

Allo Allo Actor – Gorden Kaye Dies

Allo Allo Actor - Gorden Kaye Dies Aged 75 Actor Gorden Kaye, best known for his role in the long-running BBC sitcom 'Allo 'Allo!, has died aged 75. BBC News announced that the star's former agency confirme...

New Years Honours For Ken Dodd And Mrs Bucket

New Year Honours 2017, See Ken Dodd And Patricia Routledge Honoured How Tickled He Is As we head into 2017, veteran comic: Ken Dodd has been knighted at the age of 89 for services to entertainment and chari...
actress liz smith seen herfe in 2009 holding her mbe has died

‘Royle Family’ Actress Liz Smith Dies

Liz Smith, "The Queen Of Sheba" Has Died Actress Liz Smith, who played "Nana" in the Royle Family and Mrs Cropley in the Vicar of Dibley, has died aged 95. A family spokeswoman announced that the Bafta winnin...
actor peter vaughan has died aged 93

Peter Vaughan Grouty In Porridge Has Died

Peter Vaughan: Thrones and Porridge star dies at 93 British actor Peter Vaughan, best known for roles in Game of Thrones and Porridge, has died at the age of 93. He played Maester Aemon in the HBO series an...
andrew sachs starred in in the ill feted channel 4 sitcom dead ernest that ran for just one series in 1982

In Tribute To Andrew Sachs

Actor Andrew Sachs has died at the age of 86.  In tribute we are running this brief post featuring his best known character Manuel from Fawlty Towers.  We are also re-running a post we did on his forgotten sitc...
UK Drama are now repeating vintage Black abd white episodes of steptoe and son

Vintage Steptoe Back On TV!

Steptoe And Son, The Early Years, 1962 - 1965 For years I've ranted and raved at the lack of repeats of classic black and white shows on TV.  Finally we have a classic back on TV.  Steptoe and Son.  What's mor...
writer jimmy perry dies aged 93

Jimmy Perry Dies, Aged 93

Another legendary comedy scriptwriter, Jimmy Perry has died, he was 93.  It was with David Croft, he co-wrote one of TV's most popular comedy series: Dad's Army. The two went on to collaborate on shows inclu...