All Star Comedy Carnival

All Star Comedy Carnival, 1969 ITV's answer to BBC's Christmas Night With The Stars.  It ran along similar lines to the BBC offering, but had a much heavier emphasis on the comedy element (although other genre...

Mr Digby Darling

Mr Digby Darling, 1969 Mr Digby Darling was a popular ITV sitcom that ran for 19 episodes over 3 series between 1969 and 1971.Produced for ITV by Yorkshire Television it became a huge ratings hit, becoming...

Hancock Switches Sides…..

Hancock, 1963 (The ITV Series) There are a surprising number of sitcoms either starring or written by well known names that perhaps could be classed as.....but not as you know them.  This ITV series is a perfe...

Sam And Janet

Sam And Janet, 1967 Running for 15 episodes over 2 series Sam and Janet was an ITV sitcom.Now over 50 years old it was thought that the series was missing in the archives until an episode appeared on You T...

Les Dawson Has Something To Say…..

Sez Les, 1969 - 1976 Sez Les was the TV show that firmly established Les Dawson’s reputation, running for over seven years  (11 series and 68 episodes) and bringing his humour to a wider viewing public.Sum...

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade

The Strange World Of Gurney Slade, 1960 The Strange World Of Gurney Slade was a joint project between singer/actor Anthony Newley and comedy writers Dick Hills and Sid Green.The six part series first aired...
charlie drake stars in ITV's 1965 sitcom the worker

The Worker

The Worker, 1965 Perhaps the television series for which Charlie Drake will be best remembered and which almost certainly has had influences on other sitcoms.The Worker was produced for ITV by Associated T...

Two in Clover

Two in Clover, 1969 Currently showing on Forces TV.Two in clover ran for two series between 1969 and 1970, for thirteen episodes.  It was around this time that colour was fast becoming the must have televi...