Open All Hours

Open All Hours, 1976 In Tribute To Lynda Barron, 1939 - 2022A true classic sitcom.  Starting out  as the opening episode of the Seven Of One series in 1973, Open All Hours ran for twenty six episodes over ...

Hark at Barker

Hark at Barker, 1969 Hard to believe this show is over fifty years old.  An often overlooked ITV show from the late, great Ronnie Barker.Hark at Barker ran for fifteen episodes over two series between 1969...

Ronnie Barker – Seven Of One

Seven Of One - 1973 Seven Of One was a series made by Ronnie Barker in 1973.  It was effectively a series of possible sitcom pilot episodes.  It was a similar idea to a series Barker had done two years earlier...

Going Straight – 1978

Fletch Is Out Of Prison And Going Straight Direct spin-off from Porridge and sadly often forgotten, Going Straight ran for only six episodes in 1978.Although not as well received as Porridge the show did w...

The Two Ronnies

The Two Ronnies, 1971 Perhaps one of television’s most loved Saturday night shows, The Two Ronnies ran for a staggering 98 episodes over 12 series.First appearing in that now famous sketch about class with...

Porridge Christmas Special

Porridge - No Way Out - 1975 During the 1970's festive editions of popular sitcoms were very popular, with both BBC and ITV running festive editions of their most popular sitcoms. Porridge was no exception. ...
frank muir presents a selection of special sketches from BBC's top sitcoms in a special one off show: The Funny Side Of Christmas

The Funny Side Of Christmas – 1982

The Funny Side Of Christmas - 1982 The Funny Side Of Christmas was a one off BBC Christmas offering broadcast in 1982, presented by Frank Muir and featuring mini episodes/sketches of some popular BBC comedies,...

The Two Ronnies Sketchbook

The Two Ronnies Sketchbook, 2005 Eighteen years after the final episode of The Two Ronnies was broadcast and following a hugely successful BAFTA tribute to Ronnie Barker came the six part series.Six one ho...

The Picnic

The Picnic, 1976 The first of two short films from The Two Ronnies.  Unlike the lavish dialog used in the TV series "The Picnic" is silent, relying instead on visual gags, various sound effects and a musical s...