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...

The Tony Hancock Show, ITV

Jack Hylton Presents: The Tony Hancock Show, 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 prope...

Hancock’s Commercials

Hancock's Commercials, 1965 After his split with writers Galton and Simpson in 1961 Tony Hancock's career never really recovered.  We've concentrated today's posts on some of the work he did after that split. ...

Hancock Switches Sides…..

Hancock, 1963 (The ITV Series) There are a surprising number of sitcoms either starring or written by well known names that perhaps could be classed as.....but not as you know them.  This ITV series is a perfe...
harry secombe, peter sellers and spike miilgan began their classic goon show in the 1950's

70 Years Of British Comedy – 1950’s

The 1950's - The Great British Sitcom Is Born Continuing our look back at some of the key moments in the changing face of comedy over the last 70 years.In the history of British Comedy the 1950's is perhap...