Happy Birthday Mr Bean

Happy Birthday Mr Bean, 2021 Happy Birthday Mr Bean is a one off documentary made to mark 30 years since the first episode was broadcast in January 1990.Has it really been 30 years? and on the back of the ...

Today With Des And Mel

Today With Des And Mel, 2002 Just after his Des O'Connor Tonight show ended Des was back.  This time on daytime TV with a glamorous co-host in the form of Melanie Sykes.The chemistry between the two hosts ...

An Audience With Des O’Connor

An Audience With Des O'Connor, 2001 The long running ITV entertainment show An Audience With.. reaches show number 31 with al round entertainer Des O'Connor.The show was first shown back in 2001 whilst Des...

The Last Laugh ….

The Last Laugh... A Tribute To Les Dawson, 1993 It's hard to believe it's almost 27 years since we lost this great comic talent.The Last Laugh was a one off special first screened just one month after his ...

Omnibus – Tony Hancock

Omnibus - Tony Hancock, From East Cheam To Earls Court, 1985 Omnibus was an award winning BBC documentary TV series.  When we started this site the aim was to feature the best of British comic talent and nosta...

Mrs Thatcher Resigns

30 Years Ago Today, Mrs Thatcher Resigned And if you are saying what's funny about that, remember Mrs Thatcher was not just Prime-Minister, she was one of the stars of satirical puppet show Spitting Image....

Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night

Bruce Forsyth's Big Night, 1978 By 1977 Bruce Forsyth was a household name and King of Saturday night TV with his Generation Game.Watching the success of The Generation Game was London Weekend Television. ...

The Des O’Connor Show

The Des O'Connor Show, 1963 In Tribute To Des O'Connor 1932 - 2020By 1963 Des O'Connor was a successful singer, but his fame was about to rocket as he was given his own chat show.Beginning in 1963, whe...

Spitting Image: A Legend In Rubber, Part 2

Spitting Image At 30, 2014 Arena: Whatever Happened To Spitting Image? We are looking back at the most famous puppet show of all: Spitting Image.  In part 1 we looked at the original series, in this post we l...