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Harry H. Corbett In Profile

Harry H. Corbett 1925 - 1982 He'd have been 97, if he was still here and it's 40 years ago today since we lost him!Harry H. Corbett will forever be remembered for his starring role alongside Wilfrid Brambe...

Platinum Jubilee Comedy – 1960’s

The 1960's - The Classics Begin To mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee we're continuing our look back at some of the the highlights in British Comedy over the last 70 years.   We have reached the 1960's.In t...
harry secombe, peter sellers and spike miilgan began their classic goon show in the 1950's

Platinum Jubilee Comedy – 1950’s

The 1950's - The Great British Sitcom Is Born This year sees the platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.  That's 70 years on the throne.We thought we'd flick back and look at some of the comedy hi...

Steptoe And Son At 60

The Legacy Of Steptoe And Son, Part 2 We're remembering Britain's best known Rag and Bone men: Steptoe And Son as they celebrate 60 years since their first appearance on TV.In part 1 we looked at the show'...
UK Drama are now repeating vintage Black abd white episodes of steptoe and son

Steptoe And Son At 60

The Legacy Of Steptoe And Son - Part 1 An Introduction and Early DaysIt was 60 years ago this month we met the world's most famous rag and bone men and they still make us laugh today.  Over the coming week...

A History Of Christmas Specials

Where Did The Festive Favourite Start? So did the Christmas Special start?We've done a fair bit of research on this and it's very difficult to place the first offerings.  Concentrating just on TV, certainl...
Kenneth Williams takes questions from a celebrity audience in an audience with kenneth williams

Britain’s Unsung Comedy Heroes, Part 5

Britain's Unsung Comedy Heroes - Snide  Back in the 1950's when radio dominated comedy, Ray Galton and Alan Simpson created one of if not the greatest unsung comedy hero "Snide"Tony Hancock was ki...