ronnie barker stars as the magnificent evans

The Magnificent Evans

The Magnificent Evans - 1984 "There's no point opening the curtains if there's nothing in the parlour"The Magnificent Evans is largely based on an earlier entry in the Comedy Playhouse series, also from th...
andrew sachs starred in in the ill feted channel 4 sitcom dead ernest that ran for just one series in 1982

Dead Ernest

Dead Ernest - 1982, Andrew Sachs Forgotten Sitcom An attempt by Andrew Sachs to break away from Manuel, Dead Ernest was a Channel 4 sitcom that unfortunately only ran for one season.  It was the first sitcom t...
Often forgotten nirthern comedian norman evans stars in his only comedy series for the BBC The Norman Evans Show from 1956

The Norman Evans Show

The Norman Evans Show, 1956 Les Dawson often referred to fellow comedian, Norman Evans as the inspiration for his much loved Ada character.Norman Evans, was a Northern comedian/actor/writer who was very bi...
richard o'sullivan and joanna ridley star in the itv sitcom me and my girl

Me And My Girl

Me And My Girl - 1984 In Tribute to Tim Brooke-TaylorThere is so much comedy doing the rounds on various channels these days, but it never ceases to amaze me just how many have fallen into obscurity.Me...
Miriam Karlin stars in the forgotten sitcom So Haunt Me

So Haunt Me

So Haunt Me, 1992 Looking back at some of the less well remembered sitcoms we come to an outing for Tessa Peake-Jones (Only Fools And Horses).Looking back, I found this quite amusing in it's day and even n...

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. ...
spike miligan and john bird star in the short lived sitcom the melting pot

The Melting Pot, 1975

The Melting Pot, 1975Another rare sitcom and given the news headlines this week, quite topical.The Melting Pot was supposed to have been a six part BBC sitcom, featuring Spike Milligan blacking up again.  S...
Backs to the land the itv 1970's sitcom focusing on the women's land army

Backs To The Land, 1977

And you thought you knew every sitcom that centred around the second world war, we wonder how many people remember this this one?Backs To The Land was an ITV sitcom that clocked up nineteen episodes over th...

Clarence – 1988

Another forgotten gem from Ronnie Barker.By the time Clarence arrived on our screens, Ronnie Barker the man who had given us so many comic gems had decided to retire and run an antiques shop. However before...