the snail sketch from trigger happy tv

Trigger Happy TV

Hidden camera TV shows are nothing new, they've been around since the 1960's when Bob Monkhouse presented early editions of the UK version of Candid Camera.  However Trigger Happy TV gave the idea a twist in it...
Norman Beaton is Desmond in the popular TV series Desmonds

Desmonds

Desmonds, 1989 Something from Channel 4 that perhaps doesn't get the credit it deserves.  Desmond's was a Channel 4 sitcom, featuring a predominantly Black British Guyanese cast, that ran for 6 series between ...
karl Pilkington as Dougie and Ricky Gervais as Derek

Derek, 2013

Ricky Gervais: stars , writes and directs Derek.  Described as a "A bittersweet comedy drama about a group of outsiders living on society's margins" this comedy drama ran for two series and a Christmas Special ...
channel4's cult sitcom "peep show"

Peep Show, 2003

Channel 4's much loved cult favourite the Peep Show started out in 2003 and by 2010 it had become the channel's longest running comedy. The lead rolls were played by two rather well known comics that went on...
frankie howerd live

Frankie Howerd – Live – 1986

Continuing to look at the stand up side of British comedy, we look back to 1986 and Frankie Howerd. Superfrank The title given to the recording of Frankie Howerd's live show, at the Playhouse Theatre, Weston ...

Father Ted

In Tribute To Frank Kelly, who played Father Jack Hackett, who has died aged 77 on 28th February, 2016 The multi award winning Channel 4 sitcom: Father Ted ran for 25 episodes over 3 series.  It was produc...

Drop The Dead Donkey, 1990

Perhaps not so well remembered these days, but this Channel 4 satirical sitcom was huge in it's day. After an un-broadcast pilot episode the show ran for sixty five episodes over six series between 1990 and 199...
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The Dangerous Brothers – 1985

Warning Contains Adult Material Something else you don't hear about too often.  Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson performing what they do best, anarchic comedy routines in the Channel 4 show Saturday Night Live. ...