From the Friday Video Vault: Morcambe & Wise

Eric Morcambe and Ernie Wise, or Morcambe and Wise as they were known throughout the land of variety, radio, film and television, have long been the gold standard of British comedy duos that the likes of today’s comedy icons idolized growing up. Having often been described as “the most illustrious, and the best-loved, double-act that […]

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Father Ted co-creator to write sitcom for BBC Radio 4

Arthur Mathews, one-half of the brilliant Father Ted writing team, alongside Graham Linehan, has written a new comedy for BBC Radio 4 about life in BBC Broadcasting House in the 1930s. The Golden Age will star Robert Bathurst who played Sir Anthony Strallan in that little-known series, Downton Abbey, and BAFTA winner Vicky McClure, from […]

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The Queen's Christmas message: 1957-2011

The Queen’s Christmas message – 2011 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60Eq5sXh_Lo Thankfully, this “new medium” of television, as The Queen put it some 54 years ago, took hold thus allowing for The Queen’s Happy Christmas message to be seen and not just heard each year on Christmas Day. Following the tradition that was started in 1932 by King George […]

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Secret Red Dwarf X video signals beginning of greatness

As the story goes, Red Dwarf originated from a recurring sketch created by Doug Naylor and Rob Grant, Dave Hollins: Space Cadet, as part of the early 80s BBC Radio 4 comedy show, Son of Cliche, which was also written by the team of Grant and Naylor. The science-fiction sitcom premiered in 1988 and ran […]

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