The Detectives

The Detectives, 1993 What started life as a five minute sketch as part of Jasper Carrott's sketch/stand-up show Canned Carrott, became so popular that it was adapted for TV.  It ran for five series spanning tw...

Wilfrid Brambell In Profile

Wilfrid Brambell, 1912 - 1985 Irish film and TV actor Wilfrid Brambell will always be best known for his roles in the hit BBC comedy Steptoe and Son and as Paul Mc Cartney's fictional Grandfather in The Beatle...

British Classic Comedy Talk To Adrienne Conway

It was a bolt out of the blue, when we ran a post about a 1980’s sitcom “Streets Apart” an email popped up from the writer telling us it was nice to see that people still remembered it, as it was a long time ag...

A History Of Christmas Specials

Where Did The Festive Favourite Start? We recently started a run of Christmas themed posts starting with  Hancock's 45 minutes. An extended Christmas type episode, although not officially billed as a Christmas...
Kenny Everett stars in his popular ITV series The Kenny Everett Video show

Kenny Everett At Christmas

Kenny Everett Christmas show - 1981 Having fallen out with Thames, Kenny Everett was offered a prime time live audience,. sketch based show by the BBC. Entitled "The Kenny Everett Television Show" five seri...
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Suits You……

The Fast Show - 1994 The Fast Show was brainchild of Paul Whitehouse and his writing partner and friend, Charlie Higson (who had previously enjoyed some success in the UK as a musician with the band The Higson...

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. ...

Blackadder: Back And Forth

Blackadder: Back And Forth - 1999 Blackaddder Back & Forth brought the famous historical send up series to an end.  Screened some ten years after what was to have been the final instalment, Blackadder Goes...