Ken Goodwin’s Year

Ken Goodwin's Year, 1972 By 1971 popular TV series The Comedians had launched on ITV to huge acclaim.  Amongst it's standout stars was comedian Ken Goodwin.  With his nervous laugh and unique delivery he was a...
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Saturday Nights Were Made For Telly! Vol. 1

Remembering Some Vintage Saturday Evening Laughs Here's a selection of clips from some vintage Saturday Night comedy, with a couple of faces that made their name on Saturday night TV but you don't hear too muc...
bob monkhouse gameshow host, comedian and all round entertainer

What A Performance

What A Performance - 1997 What A Performance was a short series of 8 shows, looking at different genres of comedy.  It began as a one off in 1997, coming back for three shows in 1999 and four in 2000.Summa...

Hancock’s Last Eight Years

Screen One, Hancock, 1991 Screen One was a BBC series of unrelated one off TV movies.  In 1991 the subject was Tony Hancock.Whist the episode made good TV it came in for some harsh criticism for some of it...

This Is Your Life

This Is Your Life, 1955 This Is Your Life, the show famous for it's big red book, was the British biographical television documentary, based on the 1952 American show of the same name.Looking back this was...
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David Nixon Presents…

The David Nixon Magic Box, 1970 David Nixon, one of the first TV magicians was a huge hit with TV audiences in the 1960's and 70's.His Magic Box show ran three series between 1970 and 1971 running to thirt...
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The Paul Daniels Magic Show

The Paul Daniels Magic Show, 1979 - 1994 Paul Daniels was a great entertainer who brought magic to millions alongside his own unique brand of humour.  Today we look back at the show that made him a household n...

Bob Monkhouse: The Million Dollar Joke Man

Bob Monkhouse: The Million Dollar Joke Man, 2015 In 2015 digital channel GOLD commissioned an exclusive documentary looking at the career of the extraordinary Bob Monkhouse.In a three part series viewers g...

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks, 1949 - 1990 The original talent show and almost certainly the forerunner to Britain's Got Talent, many people will not be aware of just how far back this show goes.Over the years it was...