Les Dawson On Christmas

Les Dawson On Christmas, 1980 The favourite comic of Mother In Laws everywhere Les Dawson was no stranger to festive offerings.This one from 1980 was a one off special rather than a festive offering of one...

Only Fools And Horses – Christmas 1989

Only Fools And Horses - Christmas 1989 - The Jolly Boy's Outing After one of the most memorable series of Fools that had seen that famous bar scene, exploding dolls and Rodney get a girlfriend, came this featu...
Smith and Jones go head to head

Alas Smith and Jones

Alas Smith and Jones, 1984 Alas Smith and Jones was the comedy sketch show featuring the talents of Mel Smith and Gryff Rhys Jones, previously known for their work on Not The Nine O' Clock News.  It ran for 62...

 Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee

 Laugh??? I Nearly Paid My Licence Fee, 1984 The alternative comedy scene took flight in the 1980's with successes such as The Young Ones and The Mary Whitehouse experience a huge hit with audiences.Despit...
robbie coltrane stars in the bbc sketch show a kick up the eighties

A Kick Up The Eighties

A Kick Up The Eighties , 1981 It's the early 1980's and we come accross a sketch show that introduces us to some rather well known names that would go on to much greater things.Created by Tom Gutteridge (w...
paul eddington , nigel hawthorne and derek fowlds star in yes prime minister

Yes Prime Minister, The Grand Design

Yes Prime Minister, The Grand Design, 1986 Listening to the radio in recent days a lot was being said about the Prime Minister, currently in isolation, and how he should be out leading from the front.  Defence...

Blackadder – The Third

 Blackadder - The Third - 1987 Set in Britain's Regency Period,  late 18th and early 19th centuries.  The third series of the hugely popular comedy sees the Blackadder family fortunes drop further.In serie...

Clarence

Clarence, 1988 Another forgotten gem from Ronnie Barker.By the time Clarence arrived on our screens, Ronnie Barker the man who had given us so many comic gems had decided to retire and run an antiques shop...

Now – Something Else

Now - Something Else, 1986 Impressionist Rory Bremner had first come to prominence in 1985 with the release of the hit single, "N-N-Nineteen Not Out" (released under the name of the Commentators).  He would co...