Benny Hill, The Thames Years

The Benny Hill Show, 1969 Marking 30 years since Benny Hill's deathThe Benny Hill Show was one of the longest running comedy shows on British Television.From it's early BBC days in the 1950's, through ...

George And The Dragon

George And The Dragon - 1966 An early Sid James sitcom that ran for four series between 1966 and 1968.  Sid plays George Russell a chauffeur and handyman at the home of Colonel Maynard.  It's notable that this...
marty feldman's first tv outing at last the 1948 show

At Last the 1948 Show

At Last the 1948 Show - 1967 When people talk of comedy greats there is someone who often gets overlooked.  That someone is Marty Feldman.At Last The 1948 show was his first TV outing, although he had some...

Hark at Barker

Hark at Barker, 1969 Hard to believe this show is over fifty years old.  An often overlooked ITV show from the late, great Ronnie Barker.Hark at Barker ran for fifteen episodes over two series between 1969...

Just Jimmy

Just Jimmy, 1964 Jimmy Clitheroe will be perhaps best remembered for his long running BBC Radio series The Clitheroe Kid, which resulted in a short lived TV spin off That's My Boy in 1963.In 1964 Clitheroe...

Howerd’s Hour

Howerd's Hour, 1968 A one off special starring the late, great, Frankie Howerd and guests.  Not to be confused with the later Frankie Howerd's Hour, screened in 1971.The show was first screened in 1968. ...
Patrick Cargill stars in the hit 1970's sitcom Father Dear Father

Father Dear Father

Father Dear Father, 1968 Produced by Thames Television; Father Dear Father ran for 7 series over 5 years totalling 45 episodes and was a regular ratings winner for ITV.  The series returned like a number of su...

Life With Cooper

Life With Cooper, 1966 Tommy Cooper was a constant and instantly recognisable presence on television for four decades.  Everybody loved him.  He had the unique ability to make an audience laugh just by looking...

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...