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...
big break hosted by jim davidson is a good example of comedians presenting game shows

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...
bob monkhouse gameshow host, comedian and all round entertainer

Genius At Work

Bob Monkhouse... The Million Joke Man, 2015 UKTV's comedy arm produced this remarkable insight into the famous Bob Monkhouse Joke books.  Monkhouse was nothing short of a comedy genius and for many years we he...
another factory audience gather for an edition of the BBC Radio comedy variety show workers' playtime

Workers Playtime, 1941

This year we are gong to run a series of posts under the heading: '70 years of Great British Entertainment'.  Prior to running the first posts we thought we's go back to around the time of World War 2 and just ...
bob monkhouse gameshow host, comedian and all round entertainer

Bob Monkhouse: The Million Dollar Joke Man

UKTV GOLD have advised us of a fascinating new series about the legendary comedian Bob Monkhouse.  Instead of the usual biographies GOLD have commissioned a real gem.  Over the years much has been said and writ...

Carry On Sergeant, 1958

Back where it all began, Carry On Sergeant was the first in what is now a legendary series of British comedy films popular all over the world as much today as when they were first released.  The film had it's f...