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...

The Golden Shot

The Golden Shot, 1967 A hugely popular Sunday afternoon game show in it's time and commonly associated with Bob Monkhouse.  Based on the German TV show Der goldene Schuss, over it's nine year run it has one of...
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The All Time Greats

Are These Among Britain's All Time Greatest Entertainers? Today, 22nd February 2018, Sir Bruce Forsyth would have been 90, had we not lost him last year.  Bruce was among a now dwindling group of entertainers ...
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The Comedian’s Other Job ?

The Comedian And The Gameshow Some of today’s most popular comedy shows are in fact panel games or game shows.  These are either presented by or feature panels of popular comedians.So we thought we’d go ba...