A History Of Christmas Specials

Where Did The Festive Favourite Start? We recently started a run of Christmas themed posts starting with  Hancock's 45 minutes. An extended Christmas type episode, although not officially billed as a Christmas...
olive and arthur from on the buses just one of there clips from Make'Em Laugh

Make ‘Em Laugh!

Digging Deep Into The Archives With: Make'Em Laugh! Very little information exists about this six part ITV show apart from a nod to a DVD release. From the clips we guess it are around the late 1980's and f...

Game For A Laugh

Game For A Laugh, 1981 Remember the catchphrase? "Watching you, watching us, watching you!" Yes folks it's the London Weekend Television "Light Entertainment" show that was reputably the reason for the BBC'...

Curry And Chips

Curry And Chips - 1969 Perhaps the most controversial sitcom ever made.  Curry And Chips was a six part comedy based on an idea from Spike Milligan and featured an all star cast. The series was supposed to ...
joe mc gann stars alongside honour blackman in tv comedy the upper hand

The Upper Hand

The Upper Hand - 1990 Adapted from an American sitcom, Who's The Boss ? The Upper Hand made it's TV debut in 1990.  It ran for seven series totalling ninety three episodes between 1990 and 1996. It was prod...

The Tony Hancock Show, ITV

The Tony Hancock Show, ITV, 1956 Mention Tony Hancock and most people would think of  those classic BBC shows on TV and radio. However Hancock's Half Hour was not Tony Hancock's first proper TV series.  Bet...

It Takes A Worried Man

It Takes A Worried Man, 1981 Another hit comedy lost in the mists of time.  It never ceases to amaze me the amount of great British sitcoms that have aired over the years, yet with all these extra channels we ...

National Service RAF Style…..

Get Some In ! 1975 The RAF is celebrating it's centenary so this seemed a good time to dig out this largely forgotten classic. Get Some In ran for thirty four episodes over five series between 1975 and 1978...
Timothy spall is among an all star cast for the cricket themed outside edge

Owzat ! For A Sitcom

Outside Edge, 1994 Outside Edge was a TV sitcom adapted from a 1979 play of the same name. The play was first adapted as a one off TV show before it's final adaptation to a series in 1994. Outside Edge r...