The Crystal Cube

The Crystal Cube, 1983 Originally intended as a pilot for a full series The Crystal Cube was one of Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry's first TV appearances and the first show the pair had written themselves.Fir...

A History Of Christmas Specials

Where Did The Festive Favourite Start? So did the Christmas Special start?We've done a fair bit of research on this and it's very difficult to place the first offerings.  Concentrating just on TV, certainl...
Kenny Everett stars in his popular ITV series The Kenny Everett Video show

Kenny Everett At Christmas

Kenny Everett Christmas show - 1981 Amongst all the madness going on at the moment  let's have some real madness from Kenny Everett.Having fallen out with Thames, Kenny Everett was offered a prime time liv...

Christmas Yes Minister

Yes Minister - Party Games, 1984 Over thirty years since it was first screened Yes Minister remains as sharp as ever.In 1984, almost two years after the last episode, the BBC aired a one-hour long Christma...

Cool It

Cool It - 1985 - 1990 You don't hear much about this guy these days, having retired from live performances, but during his time he was one of the biggest names on television.During the 1980’s there was a m...

It’s A Square World

It's A Square World - 1960 Groundbreaking comedy from an all too often forgotten comedy genius - Michael Bentine.  It's A Square World was a sketch based series that appeared on the BBC between 1960 and 1964. ...
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John Sullivan In Profile

John Sullivan - 1946 - 2011 Forty years since Only Fools and Horses, it's ten years since the ad passing of creator John Sullivan.John Sullivan was perhaps one of the most prolific comedy script writers of...
Neil Morrissey stars in this 2004 BBC sitcom Carrie and Barry

Carrie And Barry

Carrie And Barry, 2004 From the writer of Men Behaving Badly, came this BBC sitcom that ran for two series of six episodes each between 2004 and 2005.  It starred Neil Morrissey who found himself re-united wit...