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 ...
Steptoe and son come together for one last christmas, will harold finally win the day?

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 ...

Monty Python, Where Are They Now? Part 1

Monty Python, Where Are They Now? Once Upon A Time the six strong troupe became an institution with Monty Python being cited by some of the world's top comics as having influenced them.The show came to an ...

Top Of The Pops – Novelty Records?

Top Of The Pops - Novelty Records? From novelty to cringeworthy and even comedy records.  Over the years many such records made it onto everyone's favourite music show.We present a small selection of these...

The Legends of Saturday Night

The Legends Of Saturday Night As we continue to endure lockdown and yearn for the return of normality, British Classic Comedy would like to take you back in time to when Saturday night was the night for TV. ...

Live And Living – Johnnie Casson

Johnnie Casson As the lockdown continues and we dream of the return of live entertainment we are going to look at some of the best comics past and present doing what they do best - making us laugh.Today we...

Comedy and Public Information Films ?

Public Information Films featuring some well known comedy stars In 2013 public information films became no more, with the advent of social media and the internet it was felt that they were now a little outdate...