The Last Laugh ….

The Last Laugh... A Tribute To Les Dawson, 1993 It's hard to believe it's almost 27 years since we lost this great comic talent.The Last Laugh was a one off special first screened just one month after his ...

Omnibus – Tony Hancock

Omnibus - Tony Hancock, From East Cheam To Earls Court, 1985 Omnibus was an award winning BBC documentary TV series.  When we started this site the aim was to feature the best of British comic talent and nosta...

Mrs Thatcher Resigns

30 Years Ago Today, Mrs Thatcher Resigned And if you are saying what's funny about that, remember Mrs Thatcher was not just Prime-Minister, she was one of the stars of satirical puppet show Spitting Image....

Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night

Bruce Forsyth's Big Night, 1978 By 1977 Bruce Forsyth was a household name and King of Saturday night TV with his Generation Game.Watching the success of The Generation Game was London Weekend Television. ...

The Des O’Connor Show

The Des O'Connor Show, 1963 In Tribute To Des O'Connor 1932 - 2020By 1963 Des O'Connor was a successful singer, but his fame was about to rocket as he was given his own chat show.Beginning in 1963, whe...

Spitting Image: A Legend In Rubber, Part 2

Spitting Image At 30, 2014 Arena: Whatever Happened To Spitting Image? We are looking back at the most famous puppet show of all: Spitting Image.  In part 1 we looked at the original series, in this post we l...
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The Legend Of Saturday Night TV

The Very Best Of Saturday Night Classics How many do you remember?Perhaps one of the most remembered Saturday night shows?https://youtu.be/UohOuNNVSDATed Rogers and Dusty Binhttps://youtu.be/wz...
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Terry Wogan Tribute

Sir Terry Wogan - Much Missed There can be few people who have ever listened to the radio that have not raised a smile or broken into uncontrolable laughter at Terry Wogan's witty banter and wry observations o...

The Bruce Forsyth Show

The Bruce Forsyth Show, 1965 An often forgotten gem from the master entertainer that was Bruce Forsyth.After a pilot show in 1965 The Bruce Forsyth Show ran for three series of six episodes each between 19...