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...

Bob Monkhouse: The Million Dollar Joke Man

Bob Monkhouse: The Million Dollar Joke Man, 2015 In 2015 digital channel GOLD commissioned an exclusive documentary looking at the career of the extraordinary Bob Monkhouse.In a three part series viewers g...

Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks, 1949 - 1990 The original talent show and almost certainly the forerunner to Britain's Got Talent, many people will not be aware of just how far back this show goes.Over the years it was...

Family Fortunes, Original Series

Family Fortunes - 1980 Long running game show Family Fortunes was originally played with real people, before a revived version launched with the now popular trend of using celebrities.First airing in 1980 ...
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Bob Monkhouse In Profile

Bob Monkhouse OBE 1928 - 2003Bob Monkhouse is one of this country's best remembered entertainers and all round comic genius.  Enjoying a career as a successful comedy writer, comedian and actor, he became a...
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The Bob Monkhouse Show

The Bob Monkhouse Show, 1983 Bob Monkhouse was a legendary stand up comic and writer who will always be best remembered for the many game shows he hosted.  Indeed in his Audience With...performance Bob remarks...