Who Would You Do Now?

Who Would You Do Now? Earlier today we looked back at a 1970's impressionists show "Who Do You Do?" Impression shows have been around for years, but we wondered if they brought this back who would you do now? ...

A Spell In The Ads – Part 1- Arthur Lowe

A Spell In The Ads - Part 1- Arthur Lowe In a episode of Hancock entitled "The Bowmans" we saw Tony Hancock going through a "lean spell in the pilchards ads".  Whilst this was scripted comedy Hancock did indee...

Arena: Ken Dodd’s Happiness

Arena: Ken Dodd's Happiness, 2007 Arena was a TV documentary series that has been running on the BBC since 1975.  In 2007 legendary comic Ken Dodd became the subject celebrating reaching 80 years of age and st...

Tribute To Sir Ken Dodd

Tribute To Sir Ken Dodd It three years since we lost Britain's greatest stand up comic: Sir Ken Dodd.  In this post we look back at a remarkable talent doing what he loved best making us laugh.  There'll never...
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What A Year! Part 2

What A Year! Part 2 - 1962 It was the year this group first hit the chartshttps://youtu.be/KPon7i1-T1UIn The Newshttps://youtu.be/UPh_Bw860-c  On TV there was the start of...

Outtake TV

From Bloomers To Cock Ups, It's: Outtake TV, 2002 This BBC show was the follow up to Auntie's Bloomers.The show appeared at regular intervals between 2002 and 2011 with different presenters taking the helm...

Hancock’s Commercials

Hancock's Commercials, 1965 After his split with writers Galton and Simpson in 1961 Tony Hancock's career never really recovered.  We've concentrated today's posts on some of the work he did after that split. ...

Comic Relief, The Early Years

Comic Relief, The Early Years, 1986, 1988 Today is Red Nose Day, raising money for Comic Relief.  We thought we'd look back to the launch of the charity and it's first telethon.Comic Relief was launched li...

What’s Carry On?

What's Carry On? 1998 A one off special made to commemorate 40 years of the popular Carry On franchise.SummaryCelebrating 40 years of Carry On this TV documentary included archive clips, out-takes and ...
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What A Year – Part 1

What A Year - Part 1, 1974 Everyone else does it so we thought we'd try our own version.  Welcome to What A Year, each week we'll pick some headlines, a record, some classic TV moments and look at the sitcoms ...