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What A Year! Part 2

What A Year! Part 2 - 1962 As the death of Rolling stones drummer Charlie Watts was announced this week we thought we'd re-visit. this post as it was 1962 that the Rolling Stones formedIt was the year this...

May Contain Nuts!

Are We Really Going Mad? There's hardly been a week just recently when something else has been deemed offensive, but when, yesterday, I heard they were handing out the Samaritan's number after performances of ...
Comedy legend Ronnie Corbett

Ronnie Corbett’s Comedy Britain

Ronnie Corbett's Comedy Britain, 2011 National treasure Ronnie Corbett presented this two part documentary that explored Britain's rich comedy history past and present.SummaryIn this two-part documenta...

Billy Connolly’s World Tour Of Australia

Billy Connolly's World Tour Of Australia, 1996 Following the success of his "World Tour Of Scotland series comedian Billy Connolly returned for a second world tour this time taking in Australia.Broadcast o...
the late sir terry wogan one of britain's most loved entertainers

When Terry Wogan Met The Stars Of Dallas

Terry Wogan, The Dallas Years Terry Wogan will always be best remembered for his two stints as host of the Radio 2 Breakfast Show.It was during his first run that the BBC began showing an American drama se...
title card for the bbc's summertime special

Summertime Special

Summertime Special, 1981 After the success of Seaside Special in the 1970's, the BBC decided to revive the idea in the 1980's.This time instead of a Big Top the BBC visited seaside piers.  Very little info...
seaside special david hamilton and tony blackburn

Seaside Special

Seaside Special - 1975 It's Summertime and we could all do with some cheering up after the last 12 months so today it's time to sit back, cringe, laugh and enjoy some good old fashioned entertainment in the co...

It’s A Royal Knockout!

The Grand Knockout Tournament, 1987 The Grand Knockout Tournament, also known as It's A royal Knockout was a one off charity event following the format seen on It's A Knockout.It was devised by HRH Prince ...

It’s That Time Of Year

No it's not the Chicken Song, although some of the tunes are nausiating, it's........... Eurovision Now to a casual viewer or listner to BBC you might be forgiven for thinking that Eurovsion is a serious busi...