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...

Blankety Blank At Christmas

 Blankety Blank - Christmas - 1987 Staying with the Christmas telly for now, we look back at a festive edition of Blankety Blank hosted by the late, great Les Dawson.  By now Dawson had been hosting the show f...
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

We're always on the lookout for somthing that doesn't get a mention very often, imagine our delight when we came across this little gem from the BBC.It's very difficult to get exact details on this piece, v...

Christmas Yes Minister

Yes Minister - Party Games, 1984 Over thirty years since it was first screened Yes Minister remains as sharp as ever.In 1984, almost two years after the last episode, the BBC aired a one-hour long Christma...

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. However before...
jean alexander makes her debut as auntie wainwright in last of the summer wine

Last Of The Summer Wine – Crums, 1988

Enter Auntie Wainwright As a tribute to Jean Alexander who died on Friday evening we've moved Christmas to October to look back at the very first appearence of Auntie Wainwright, a character who would stay wit...