Stan Boardman

Stan Boardman is best associated with his Germans jokes and his success on the hit ITV show The Comedians.  In more recent years he's dissappeared off our screens after causing outrage on the Des O' Connor Show...

David Croft, In Profile

David Croft - 1922 - 2011 Major David John Croft, OBE (born David John Andrew Sharland; 7 September 1922 – 27 September 2011) was an English writer, producer and director.He is perhaps best remembered for ...
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Sir Norman Wisdom OBE

Sir Norman Wisdom OBE, 4th February 1915 – 4th October 2010 All too often forgotten about these days, but Norman Wisdom holds a special place in British comedy lover's hearts with a career that spanned fifty y...

Bill Owen In Profile

Bill Owen, 1914 - 1999 Bill Owen will always be remembered for his role as Compo in Last Of The Summer Wine, a role he played from 1973 up until his death in 1999.Quick BioBorn William John Owen Rowbot...

Johnny Speight – In Profile

Johnny Speight, 1920 - 1998 Firstly, the boring bits: we've compiled this post from information available to us at the time and therefore it may not contain as much detail as we might like.  If and when more d...
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Clive Dunn – In Profile

Clive Dunn - 1920 - 2012 Perhaps best known for his work as Lance Corporal Jones in Dad's Army he would go on to play many roles as an older person.Quick BioBorn in Covent Garden, London, Dunn's parent...

Roy Clarke At 90

Roy Clarke, What A Legacy! As we approach the ten years since Last Of The Summer Wine left our screens, it's worth remembering that creator and scriptwriter Roy Clarke turned 90 this year.In a writing care...

Yootha Joyce In Profile

Yootha Joyce 20th August 1927 - 24 August 1980 Perhaps best known for her role as Mildred Roper in the 1970's sitcoms Man About The House and George and Mildred, Yootha Joyce had an interesting and varied care...