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...

The Ultimate Compo Tribute?

Last Of The Summer Wine, It's Never Ten Years, 2008 It was during series 29 that the show chose to pay tribute to it's greatest character - Compo.  Played by Bill Owen, Compo  had been at the contrite of the s...

Granville Is Opening For Series Five

Still Open All Hours Returns For A Fifth Series The BBC has ordered a fifth series of hit sitcom Still Open All Hours.   Sir David will be reprising his role as Granville in new episodes to air later in the ye...
early roy clarke sitcom the growing pains of pc penrose

An Early Roy Clarke Classic….

The Growing Pains Of PC Penrose, 1975 In a former occupation seasoned sitcom writer was a policeman in Yorkshire.  So it should come as no surprise that in this early Roy Clarke sitcom he chose to write about ...

Still Open All Hours

Still Open All Hours - 2013 In October 2013 an announcement appeared in the British media that much loved sitcom Open All Hours was to return for a one off episode at Christmas. Clearly this caused much exc...
clive swift and Patricia Rutledge are keeping up appearances

Keeping Up Appearances

Keeping Up Appearances, 1990 Another Roy Clarke classic, only this time set away from Yorkshire.  Clarke's wonderful comic creation Hyacinth Bucket is one of British Sitcoms finest characters.  Keping Up Appea...