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...
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. ...
andrew sachs starred in in the ill feted channel 4 sitcom dead ernest that ran for just one series in 1982

Andrew Sachs’ Forgotten Sitcom

Dead Ernest - 1982 In view of the recent death of Andrew Sachs Channel 4 should, perhaps dig this out and give it a repeat airing. An attempt by Andrew Sachs to break away from Manuel, Dead Ernest was a Cha...
richard o'sullivan and joanna ridley star in the itv sitcom me and my girl

Me And My Girl – 1984

There 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 and My Girl is one such example.  Once compulsive Friday ...
spike miligan and john bird star in the short lived sitcom the melting pot

The Melting Pot, 1975

Another 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.  Starring alongside him...

Love Thy Neighbour – Pilot Episode

Not So Much Forgotten, As Never Shown On TV! Like many great TV shows Love Thy Neighbour started with a pilot episode, that was never broadcast.  Written by the same writers who scripted the series that follow...
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...
vintage tv the old test card

Forgotten Telly

Sitting in the archives of the BBC and ITV are TV shows that don't benefit from repeats or perhaps untransmitted pilot episodes and then there are shows missing completely from the archives. Over the next fe...