The Blackpool Show

The Blackpool Show, 1966 Continuing our look back at some of the less well remembered work of Tony Hancock. The Blackpool Show was Hancock's penultimate series for ITV and offered him a complete departure f...
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The Bob Monkhouse Show

The Bob Monkhouse Show, 1983 Bob Monkhouse was a legendary stand up comic and writer who will always be best remembered for the many game shows he hosted.  Indeed in his Audience With...performance Bob remarks...

Anyone For Tennis ?

A Comic Take On A Summer Of Sport Well as we are in Wimbledon fortnight what else could we post but our pick of some of the funniest moments from those classic summer sports Tennis and Cricket. Tennis Re...

Live From….

Live From....A Theatre In The West End Of London Live From... refers to a series of television variety shows in the great tradition set by Sunday Night At The Palladium.  There were forty three shows screened ...
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Summer’s Here !

Seaside Special - 1975 Remember when the BBC thought people didn't watch TV in the summer, so we had filler shows.  Seaside Special is one such example. Seaside Special was a BBC light entertainment show th...

The Politician And The TV Satirist

The Politician And The TV Satirist For so many years politicians of the day have been mimicked or satirised from impressionist Mike Yarwood, through Spitting Image, to Dead Ringers every politician has had the...

Comedy and The Ventriloquist

A Selection of Classic Ventriloquist Moments From the old days of the variety halls to modern day TV, we have split our sides at the antics of the ventriloquists and their dummy. From the late great Ray Allen ...

Clive James On Television

Clive James On Television - 1982 Many years ago in the mists of time Sunday nights were also prime time viewing and not just for drama. Here we have an interesting show from Sunday nights, that eventually w...

It’s Not Britain’s Got Talent !

The Big Big Talent Show, 1996 When Jonathan Ross tells you "we've got some top rank entertainment for you tonight" who knows what's coming your way... The Big, Big Talent Show was a nationwide search for th...