harry secombe, peter sellers and spike miilgan began their classic goon show in the 1950's

70 Years Of British Comedy – 1950’s

The 1950's - The Great British Sitcom Is Born Continuing our look back at some of the key moments in the changing face of comedy over the last 70 years.In the history of British Comedy the 1950's is perhap...

Dentist In The Chair

Dentist In The Chair, 1960 Bob Monkhouse had starred in the very first Carry On film in 1958.  When it was decided to continue with a series of films Monkhouse declined to join the regular cast, preferring ins...

Bob’s Full House

Bob's Full House, 1984 Based on a traditional game of Bingo, Bob's Full House was said to have been his most successful game show.Making it's TV debut on the prime time Saturday night schedules in the Autu...

Bob Monkhouse On The Spot

Bob Monkhouse On The Spot, 1995 Back at the BBC, Bob Monkhouse is the star in this show that used a similar format to that of An Audience With.  The difference here was the audience were ordinary members of th...
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Bob Monkhouse Plays Cupid….

Bob's Your Uncle, 1991 Produced by Central for ITV, madcap game show Bob's Your Uncle, ran for two series of twelve episodes each.  The contestants were newlyweds and the host of course Bob Monkhouse, assisted...
the late sir terry wogan one of britain's most loved entertainers

Terry Wogan Looks Back At A Golden Age Of Comedy

Wogan's Radio Fun, 1987 Wogan's Radio Fun was a one off special broadcast in two parts in 1987, as part of the Wogan show.The importance of comedy on the radio should never be underestimated.  Over many ye...
another factory audience gather for an edition of the BBC Radio comedy variety show workers' playtime

Workers Playtime

Workers Playtime, 1941 Workers' Playtime was a British radio variety programme transmitted by the BBC between 1941 and 1964.  Originally the show was intended as a morale-booster for industrial workers in Brit...

An Audience With Bob Monkhouse

An Audience With Bob Monkhouse, 1994 An Audience With Bob Monkhouse was the twelfth in the popular ITV series, coming almost fourteen years after the original.Following the tried and tested format the show...
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What A Performance

What A Performance - 1997 What A Performance was a short series of 8 shows, looking at different genres of comedy.  It began as a one off in 1997, coming back for three shows in 1999 and four in 2000.Summa...