A neighbour bought this silly cuckoo clock. Decorated with badly-carved animals, it chimes at five to and twenty-five past the hour, loses seven minutes a day and finishes its routine with a comic rasping sound. I think she paid £70 for it. But you can’t put a value on this kind of comedy.
Bea Arthur, who starred in the US television sitcom The Golden Girls has died of cancer at the age of 86. As well as winning an Emmy for The Golden Girls and an earlier sitcom Maude, Bea Arthur won a Tony for the musical Mame. In Britain The Golden Girls was something of a gay […]
‘An ancestor of Monty Python’s famous Dead Parrot comedy sketch has been found in a joke book dating back to Greece in the 4th Century… [The ancient gags] have been published into a multimedia online e-book, which features video of veteran comic Jim Bowen bringing the old jokes back to life in front of a […]
A sequence from the rarely-seen 1960’s British comedy Smashing Time, starring Lynn Redgrave and Rita Tushingham.
The shop from the BBC comedy series Open All Hours could be demolished to make way for new developments in Doncaster. They must be mad! How many tourist attractions does Doncaster have?
In terms of sheer hypocrisy no other British newspaper can match The Sun. Take Tuesday’s issue…
On the bottom half of the front page: relatives of the victims of the ‘Moors Murderers’ condemn Granada Television for merely filming an episode of Coronation Street on Saddleworth Moor.