Yellowbeard

Thirty Years Ago Today Monty Python Star Graham Chapman Died Yellowbeard, 1983 Celebrating 50 years of Monty Python and commemorating 30 years since the death of Graham Chapman we look back at a Graham Chapma...
section of a promo poster from the 1964 peter sellers film a shot in the dark

A Shot In The Dark

A Shot In The Dark - 1964 The second installment of the original Pink Panther series of films and possibly the funniest. The great Peter Sellers reprises his role as legendary comic figure Inspector Jacques Cl...
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No Sex Please We’re British

No Sex Please We're British - 1973 An all star cast assembled for the 1973 film No Sex Please We're British adapted from the classic stage play of the same name that made it's debut in 1971.For the film ve...
ricky thomlinson takes on the england job in mike bassett england manager

Ricky Tomlinson’s Got The Dream Job?

Mike Bassett, England Manager, 2001 Football is not a subject that has caught he eye of comedy writers very much over the years.  Mike Bassett went straight for perhaps the most controversial, the England Mana...
comedy heavyweights Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane star in Nuns On The Run

Two Comedy Greats Go On The Run…..

Nuns On The Run, 1990 This British Comedy classic starred two comedy heavyweights: Eric Idle and Robbie Coltrane.  It was produced by ex Beatle George Harrison's Handmade Films.The film has received mixed ...
John Cleese, connie booth and Arthur Lowe star in the strange case of the end of civilisation as we know it

Sherlock Holmes, But Not As We Know It

The Strange Case Of The End Of Civilization As We Know It The Guinness World Records  consistently lists Sherlock Holmes as the "most portrayed movie character" so it's no surprise thst there should be a comed...
monty python's surreal film pofering the meaning of life

Monty Python Take A Look At Life

Monty Python's Meaning Of Life, 1983 Surreal, bizarre, call it what you will, but only Monty Python could get away with it, yes it's the fourth of the Monty Python films The Meaning Of Life.  Tackling the subj...
John Cleese and Michael palin star alongside Jamie Lee curtis and kevin cline in a fish called wanda

A Fish Called Wanda, 1988

A Fish Called Wanda was the hugely successful  American-British heist comedy film.  Co-written by ex Monty Python star John Cleese, the film was also notable for a performance of another ex-Monty Python star: M...
Peter Sellers stars in the first Pink Panther film 1963

The Pink Panther – 1963

Back to where to where it all began in 1963.  Whilst The Pink Panther franchise is American it did star one of Britain's most brilliant comic actors Peter Sellers, the franchise  would go on to be recognised as...
Leonard rossiter stars as charles barker in the 1978 british comedy film short the waterloo bridge handicap

The Race Is On..

The Waterloo Bridge Handicap, 1978 A short comedy film shown in British cinemas in 1978.  In the same vein as The Plank and such films there is very little dialogue apart from Leonard Rossiter's voiceover and ...