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...
cinema poster used to promote the big screen version of porridge

Porridge Served On The Big Screen

Porridge - The Movie - 1979 Two years after the end of the TV series, Porridge takes it's turn on the big screen.With a script by the original writers and many of the original cast returning this was one o...
title card from the london weekend television series six dates with barker

Six Dates With Barker

Six Dates With Barker, 1971 Six Dates With Barker was a series of six one off sitcoms staring Ronnie Barker.First broadcast in 1971 Barker is joined by a host of names from the world of TV both as cast mem...

Porridge – 1974

Porridge - 1974 Following on from the successful pilot 'Prisoner And Escort' Norman Stanley Fletcher returns for a full stretch of Porridge.Ronnie Barker had preferred another of the proposed pilots about ...

All Aboard For The Navy Lark

The Navy Lark, 1959 Broadcast on the BBC Light Program and subsequently BBC Radio 2.The Navy Lark was a radio sitcom that revolved around life aboard a British Royal Navy Frigate – HMS Troutbridge, based in HM...
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

We're always on the lookout for somthing that doesn't get a mention very often, imagine our delight when we came across this little gem from the BBC.It's very difficult to get exact details on this piece, v...

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...