Happy new year to all my reader. Take your place at Miss Sophie’s dinner table.
Monthly Archives: December 2010
To close the festivities, we return to Marty Feldman, aided and abetted by Tim Brooke-Taylor, in a Punch and Judy show. After this, Marty pays tribute to the unsung heroes of the BBC. About time that someone did, too.
Nearly there. The penultimate selection in this year’s advent calendar is a festive selection of items from the Fishguard news desk, staffed by Hugh Pugh, a man with an abrasive manner and a microphone that’s never plugged in. Watch out … Continue reading
From Danny Baker’s appearance on the TV version of Room 101 (Get well soon, Candyman), here’s a devastating critique of consumer shows. “Heh heh. Old Joe…”.
As it’s Christmas Eve all day and gremlins have hitherto prevented me opening some of the windows of this advent calendar at the correct time, we end with a bumper rollover jackpot of clips, chosen largely out of pure selfishness. … Continue reading
Here we see Les Dawson getting a curiously muted response to one of his gags. What’s wrong with this audience? Don’t they appreciate quality? What’s wrong with the audience is that there isn’t one. Any laughter you hear is the … Continue reading
Take two grown adults arsing about on a hillside in fake slow motion, an election slogan that we can all stand by and Frank Ricotti’s wonderful arrangement of ‘On a Clear Day You Can See Forever’, and you have my … Continue reading
On the 21st day of Advent, a nice chap sent to me a tie saying LWT. I don’t wear ties much any more, but I have a real need to give this one an outing on some suitable occasion, says … Continue reading
Apologies for radio silence (my favourite station) over the last couple of days. I have been away from home, and had unexpected trouble uploading various goodies at various points. So, here’s a bumper package. Firstly, the fruits of a recent … Continue reading
At the risk of peaking too soon, let us go back to BBC1 on Saturday 25 September 1993. The show is Danny Baker After All. The guest is Bob Monkhouse. This was about the time that Monkhouse was emerging from … Continue reading