Before Your Very Eyes! 1952
Perhaps the earliest TV show we’ve featured. Before Your Very Eyes was a TV sketch show that ran initially on the BBC and later on ITV. The title was taken from Askey’s catchphrase “Before your very eyes”
It starred Arthur Askey and ran for 31 episodes over 7 series between 1952 and 1958. The title was taken from Askey’s catchphrase “Before your very eyes”
Despite his high regard among fellow comedians ‘Before Your Very Eyes’ is not regarded as Arthur Askey’s finest work.
The show ran until 1955 on the BBC, before switching to ITV (Associated Rediffusion) in 1956 where it ran fortnightly.
Arthur Askey and friends perform in a series of sketches.
Channel: BBC1 1952 – 1955, ITV 1956 – 1958
Written By: Sid Colin, Talbot Rothwell and David Climie
Original Transmission Dates:
6th April 1952 – 15th April 1955 (BBC)
10th February 1956 – 5th May 1958 (ITV)