michael sheen plays kenneth williams in the drama based on his own diaries fantabulosa

Fantabulosa!

Fantabulosa! 2006 It's thirty years since comedy legend Kenneth Williams died.  we look back at the 2006 drama based on his diaries. Fantabulosa! was a one off television play about the life and times of ca...

We’re Doomed…

We're Doomed, Th Dad's Army Story, 2015 It's hard to believe that Dad's Army has been delighting audiences for fifty years.  Back in 2015 just a year before a new Dad's Army movie, the BBC commissioned this on...

Randall And Hopkirk Re-Made?

Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased) The Re-Make, 2000 How could you mess with a cult classic? Well the BBC did and made quite a good job of it.  In 2000 Randall and Hopkirk returned to our screens on a Saturday nig...
main cast of the original randall and hpkirk deceased

Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased)

Randall And Hopkirk (Deceased), 1969 This now cult TV show was produced by ITC who were the production company behind many cult TV shows around the time. Surprisingly there were only twenty six episodes eve...

Minder, 1979

Minder - The Dennis Waterman Years - 1979 - 1985 and 1988 - 1989 Originally intended as a vehicle for Dennis Waterman, it also made George Cole's Arthur Daley one of the all time great comedy characters. Mi...
opening credits excerpt from the cult tv series tales of the unexpected

Tales Of The Unexpected

Tales Of The Unexpected - 1979 A bit of cult drama for today's post.  Yes it's the one with the haunting theme tune and swaying dancers in the titles.  Well we like to keep it interesting. Originally titled...
David Threlfall as Tommy Cooper in Not Like That, Like This

Tommy Cooper: Not Like That Like This

Tommy Cooper: Not Like That Like This, 2014 Tommy Cooper was one of Britain's best loved comedians.  The trademark fez and the tricks that always seemed to go wrong made him a household name. Throughout the 19...
leo mc kern stars as rumpole of the bailey a tv show admired by comedy writer alan simpson

Rumpole Of The Bailey

Rumpole Of The Bailey, 1978 A personal favourite TV series of the late Alan Simpson. In a 2014 interview we did with Galton and Simpson we asked " is there a Television show or a sitcom you didn't write but...
michael parkinson, mike smith and sarah greene present ghostwatch

Happy Halloween

It was sixteen years ago today that the BBC scared the living daylights out of the viewing public.  Be prepared to be scared out of your wits again as we take you back to when Michael Parkinson presented..... ...
the famous cobbles of weatherfield that are coronation street

Coronation Street – 1960

In Tribute To Jean Alexander, Who Died On Friday Night, Aged 90 One of the great things about the British sense of humour is that it manages to creep everywhere, creating some of television's most memorable ch...