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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Bob Monkhouse In Profile

Bob Monkhouse OBE 1928 - 2003 Bob Monkhouse is one of this country's best remembered entertainers and all round comic genius.  Enjoying a career as a successful comedy writer, comedian and actor, he became a...

Arthur Lowe – In Profile

Arthur Lowe, 1915 - 1982 Perhaps always remembered for his role as Captain George Mainwaring in Dad's Army,  However he had a long and varied career that lasted right up until his death in 1982. Quick Bio ...

Bernard Manning, 1930 – 2007

Bernard Manning is perhaps best remembered for his appearances on hit 1970's shows The Comedians and The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club. Manning told irreverent jokes about people from all walks of li...
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Frankie Howerd In Profile

Frankie Howerd 1917 - 1992 Ooh, Aah, titter ye not, it's wicked to mock the afflicted.  All catchphrases we associate with legendary comedian Frankie Howerd. For almost sixty years Frankie Howerd made us laug...

Eric Sykes, 1923 – 2012

Eric Sykes was one of the last remaining Great British post-war comedians, a legend in his own right with a career that spanned over 50 years.  Perhaps best remembered for his sitcoms with Hattie Jacques, Sykes...

Ronnie Barker – In Profile

This weekend we're looking at the work of one of Britain's greatest comedy greats.  Ronnie Barker was one half of legendary comedy duo - The Two Ronnies, but he was more than that, as we will see, he had a long...
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In Profile – Jimmy Perry

Jimmy Perry, 1923 - 2016 Best known for his work with David Croft on some of the greatest sitcoms ever made.  It was Jimmy Perry who had the original idea for Dad's Army. However despite his famous links wi...

Sid James – In Profile

Continuing our look at some of those involved with Hancock's Half Hour as part of the Hancock 60th celebrations. Sid James, 1913 - 1976 Perhaps best known for his many appearances in the successful Carry On s...