The Beatles Comedy Connections

The Beatles Comedy Connections Proof that comedy has connections, however tenuous everywhere.  We were offered a challenge.  The Beatles Abbey Road is celebrating it's 50th anniversary.  We were asked to find ...

The Commercial Break

British Classic Comedy's Commercial Meltdown We often feel that ITV don't get the credit they deserve for some of their comedy output.  They were of course were the first channel funded by commercials.  Over t...

Dad’s Army: Three Missing Episodes

Dad's Army: The Story Of The Missing Bits Dad's Army remains one of Britain's best loved sitcoms.  However in common with many other shows not all of the original material survived in the BBC archive.  At the ...

John Bercow Funny?

As House Of Commons Speaker Retires We Look At John Bercow's Funniest Moments Whatever your thoughts on House Of Commons Speaker John Bercow Wednesday lunchtimes with PMQ's is not going to be the same without...

An Idiot Abroad

An Idiot Abroad, 2010 It's often the most simple ideas that bring in the laughs, lets face it it was the sight of a rag and bone man going about his business that gave Galton and Simpson the idea for Steptoe a...
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...

Mick Miller – Live And Living

Mick Miller - Live And Living Continuing our look through some of Britain's best stand up comics still working.  Today we are looking at Mick Miller.The guy with the bald head first found fame on ITV's The...

Live and Living – Peter Kay

Live and Living - Peter Kay This is an occasional new feature to the blog, focussing on the comedians who are currently top of the pile.Even though he's been off the scene for a couple of years, Peter Kay ...

The Joe Longthorne Show

The Joe Longthorne Show, 1988 Having got his big break back in 1981 on the ITV talent show 'Search For A Star', Joe Longthorne continued to thrill audiences with musical impressions and strong vocal performanc...