frank muir presents a selection of special sketches from BBC's top sitcoms in a special one off show: The Funny Side Of Christmas

The Funny Side Of Christmas – 1982

The Funny Side Of Christmas - 1982 The Funny Side Of Christmas was a one off BBC Christmas offering broadcast in 1982, presented by Frank Muir and featuring mini episodes/sketches of some popular BBC comedies,...
Foggy, Clegg and compo in last of the summer win'e 1979 BBC Christmas special

Last Of The Summer Wine – Whoops

Last Of The Summer Wine - Whoops - Christmas Special - 1981 The 1981 Christmas Special was the first new episode since series 5's Christmas Special in 1979, as the show took a short break whilst Peter Sallis f...

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...