Parkinson

Parkinson - 1971 Over the years the chat show has been the main stay of television and their can be no chat show host more highly regarded than Michael Parkinson. Beginning his career as a journalist and mo...

Billy Connolly And Me: A Celebration

Billy Connolly And Me: A Celebration, 2017 Billy Connolly And Me: A Celebration was a one off special made by ITV to celebrate the legendary comic's fifty years in comedy.  The program is often referred to as ...
leonrd sachs presents another edition of the bbc music hall recreation the good old days

The Good Old Days

The Good Old Days, 1953 - 1983 Ken Dodd was a huge fan of old fashioned variety and that's exactly what The Good Old Days was.  A recreation of the days of Music Hall that would feature top acts of the day. ...

Monty Python: Almost The Truth (Lawyers Cut)

Monty Python: Almost The Truth (Lawyers Cut), 2009 Monty Python: Almost The Truth (Lawyers Cut) was the six part 2009 TV documentary, made to mark 40 years of Monty Python. The series was made to focus on M...

The Beatles Comedy Connections

The Beatles Comedy Connections Proof that comedy has connections, however tenuous everywhere.  We were offered a challenge.  The Beatles Abbey Road is celebrating it's 50th anniversary.  We were asked to find ...

The Commercial Break

British Classic Comedy's Commercial Meltdown We often feel that ITV don't get the credit they deserve for some of their comedy output.  They were of course were the first channel funded by commercials.  Over t...

Dad’s Army: Three Missing Episodes

Dad's Army: The Story Of The Missing Bits Dad's Army remains one of Britain's best loved sitcoms.  However in common with many other shows not all of the original material survived in the BBC archive.  At the ...

John Bercow Funny?

As House Of Commons Speaker Retires We Look At John Bercow's Funniest Moments Whatever your thoughts on House Of Commons Speaker John Bercow Wednesday lunchtimes with PMQ's is not going to be the same without...

An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad, 2010 It's often the most simple ideas that bring in the laughs, lets face it it was the sight of a rag and bone man going about his business that gave Galton and Simpson the idea for Steptoe a...