Irish comedian Jimmy Cricket famous for his letters from me mammy and those wellies

Jimmy Cricket – And There’s More

Jimmy Cricket - And There's More, 1985 By the mid 1980's a certain Irish comedian with his tuxedo and wellies had become a household name - Jimmy Cricket.  It was fitting therefore that he should have his own ...

Bobby Davro’s Sketch Pad

Davro's Sketch Pad, 1989 Bobby Davro had found fame in the early 1980's after an appearance on Live From Her Majesty's.  Throughout the 1980's Davro would front a number of his own shows including: Bobby Davro...

All At Number 20

All At Number 20, 1986 With Maureen Lipman at the top of the cast list you would expect a hit show.  However despite Maureen Lipman delivering what she does best, this series just didn't seem to match up to he...

Rhubarb And More Rhubarb

Rhubarb The Film, 1969 and Rhubarb, Rhubarb, TV, 1980 Like 'The Plank' before it Rhubarb was an Eric Sykes short film that had a Television remake of a similar name.The original Rhubarb went on general rel...

Beadle’s About !

Watch Out ! ....Beadle's About ! 1986 After Game For A Laugh, the presenters went onto other projects, perhaps one of the most popular was Jeremy Beadle's Saturday Nigh Classic: Beadles About.The show was ...
richard o'sullivan and joanna ridley star in the itv sitcom me and my girl

Me And My Girl

Me And My Girl - 1984 In Tribute to Tim Brooke-TaylorThere is so much comedy doing the rounds on various channels these days, but it never ceases to amaze me just how many have fallen into obscurity.Me...

Cooper’s Half Hour

Cooper's Half Hour - 1980 With his trademark Fez and tricks that always seem to go wrong Tommy Cooper was one of the most popular and recognisable comedians in the world.  Unfortunately by 1980 drink had got t...
was this ITV's answer to Terry and June? Frersh Fields starred Julia McKenzie and Anton Rogers

Fresh Fields

Fresh Fields 1984 Was this ITV's version of Terry and June ? Fresh Fields was the ITV sitcom  produced by Thames Television for ITV that ran for 27 episodes over four series, between 1984 and 1986.It is pe...
john thaw turns his talents to sitcom in home to roost

Home To Roost

Home To Roost, 1985 Think John Thaw and you'll almost certainly think of The Sweeney or Inspector Morse and you'd be right.However, in 1985 he starred in this ITV sitcom and it was rather funny.  So much s...