For nearly four decades Benny Hill reigned supreme as the king of bawdy humour on British television. Of his body of work, it is the shows that he did for Thames television in the 1970's for which he is best remembered, with their combination of farce, risque jokes and beautiful ladies. It is these shows that made him a global superstar - topping the ratings in the US also. With his 'three stooges': Henry McGee, Bob Todd and Jack Wright, Benny Hill produced a handful of 'specials' every year - all of which were critically acclaimed ratings toppers.This fantastic compendium brings together each of the annuals through out the '70's and is a must for any hardened fan of the great man.
Comedy legend Bernard Cribbins had been a key presence in British film and television comedy for over a decade before he landed his own headlining television series at the tail-end of the 1960s. An off-beat revue of quickfire sketches in the Cribbins style , this fast-moving mixture of comedy and song (including chart hits Hole in the Ground, Gossip Calypso and Right, Said Fred) featured a gallery of outrageous characters in a myriad of seemingly inexhaustible situations! Bank clerk, burglar, tramp, librarian, cowboy and even spaceman Cribbins is these, and much more! With comic support from Sheila Steafel, The Benny Hill Show's Bob Todd and the always glamorous Maddie Smith, this zany mix of fun and music also guest stars Patrick Cargill, Dennis Price and Dad's Army's Bill Pertwee. Written by sitcom legends Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke (then riding high on the success of Father Dear Father), this set features all twelve editions from both series of Cribbins.
In his first leading sitcom role, Ronnie Corbett dons bowler hat, brolly and briefcase to play a quintessential suburban commuter on whom disaster fits more snugly than his pin-striped trousers! Created by comedy legends Barry Cryer, Eric Idle and Graham Chapman, No That's Me Over Here sees Ronnie battling the relentless forces of time while struggling to keep his place in a ruthless suburban status race. Bewildered by office politics, rapidly losing the fight to retain his non-fattening centre and belittled at every opportunity by his patronising neighbour, he's the kind of chap who gets dressed up only to be unceremoniously brought down. Also starring Rosemary Leach as Ronnie's better half, The Saint's Ivor Dean as his boss Mr Robinson and Benny Hill Show stalwart Henry McGee as his semi-detached arch-enemy and workplace rival Cyril, this set comprises all thirteen hilarious episodes made by London Weekend Television in 1970. Features: Production paperwork and scripts from the original, 1960s run of episodes Image gallery
Versatile actor/comedian Jack Benny had a long career (1911-1974) and was truly a star of stage, screen and radio. Recognized as a leading 20th-century American entertainer, Benny often portrayed his character as a miser, playing violin poorly, and claiming to be no older than 39, regardless of his actual age. Known for his comic timing, Benny had the ability to cause laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated “Well!” His radio and television programs, popular from 1932 until his death in 1974, were a major contribution to the sitcom genre. He surrounded himself with a talented group of supporting players, including his real-life wife Mary Livingstone, announcer Don Wilson, bandleader Phil Harris, singer Dennis Day and valet Eddie “Rochester” Anderson. Other cast members on his radio and TV show included Mel Blanc, Frank Nelson and Joseph Kearns. Although Jack Benny began in vaudeville and graduated to movies and television, it was on radio that Benny had his greatest success. Heard on NBC and CBS for decades, his sponsors included Jell-O, Grape Nuts Flakes, Canada Dry and Lucky Strike. We’ve carefully chosen 11 radio episodes starring Jack Benny from our master archives for this collection, and we hope you love them!The Lux Radio Theatre 9-26-38 “Seven Keys to Baldplate” (1-hour) The Quiz Kids 4-16-41 w/ Jack Benny as a guest Quiz Kid Command Performance 5-10-45 w/ M.C. Jack Benny The Amos ‘N’ Andy Show 11-10-44 “Employment Agency” w/ guest, Jack Benny The Burns & Allen Show 1-8-48 w/ guest, Jack Benny The Jack Benny Program 1-2-49 w/ guests, Amos ‘N’ Andy The Jack Benny Program 4-15-51 w/ guests, Ronald & Benita Colman The Jack Benny Program 1-11-53 w/ guest, Bob Hope The Jack Benny Program 11-12-50 w/ guest, Richard Widmark The Jack Benny Program 4-27-52 w/ guest, James Stewart 1. Language: English. Narrator: full cast. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/brll/011475/bk_brll_011475_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection contains four Christmas radio classics from The Jack Benny Program: "Christmas Shopping" (December 12, 1937) "Christmas Open House at Jack's" (December 24, 1939) "Christmas Shopping" (December 22, 1940) "Christmas Shopping on a Shoestring Budget" (December 8, 1946) For over 20 years, Jack Benny was a star of radio, from its golden age in the 1930s to the 1950s, when he moved to television. Benny, who began his entertainment career in vaudeville with a comic violin act, developed a radio persona as a well-mannered but often comically frustrated - and miserly - eccentric surrounded by a group of oddball characters. The shows feature many hilarious skits. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000003/rt_radi_000003_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection contains five Christmas radio classics from The Jack Benny Program: "Jack Buys Don a Wallet for Christmas" (December 19, 1948) "Christmas Tree Decoration" (December 23, 1951) "Setting Up the Christmas Tree" (December 21, 1952) "Cactus Christmas Tree" (December 20, 1953) "Jack Is Christmas Shopping" (December 5, 1954) For over 20 years, Jack Benny was a star of radio, from its golden age in the 1930s to the 1950s, when he moved to television. Benny, who began his entertainment career in vaudeville with a comic violin act, developed a radio persona as a well-mannered but often comically frustrated - and miserly - eccentric surrounded by a group of oddball characters. The shows feature many hilarious skits. 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000004/rt_radi_000004_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1950 in television ab 25.49 € als Taschenbuch: 1950 in British television 1950 television awards 1950 television films 1950 television series debuts 1950 television series endings Television channels and stations established in 1950 Jack Benny Burns and Allen Beat the Clock. Aus dem Bereich: Bücher, Film & Fernsehen,
An unabridged reading of the 7th Doctor novel by Paul Cornell, which formed the basis for the 10th Doctor television story "Human Nature/The Family of Blood". Hulton College in Norfolk is a school dedicated to producing military officers. With the First World War about to start, the boys of the school will soon be on the front line. But no one expects a war - not even Dr. John Smith, the college’s new house master. The Doctor’s friend, Benny, is enjoying her holiday in the same town. But then she meets a future version of the Doctor, and things start to get dangerous very quickly. With the Doctor she knows gone and only a suffragette and an elderly rake for company, can Benny fight off a vicious alien attack? And will Dr. Smith be able to save the day? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Bowerman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhuk/002141/bk_rhuk_002141_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This collection features five episodes of the classic NBC radio show starring Bob Hope (designated by guest star):Fred Astaire (2/17/1948)Dinah Shore (4/6/1948)Lana Turner (4/13/1948)Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis (10/26/1948)Jack Benny (11/9/1948)Bob Hope made his radio debut on NBC in May 1937. He became a top-rated fixture on Tuesday nights with his theme song, "Thanks for the Memories". His legendary broadcasts from military bases around the world helped boost American morale during the dark days of World War II.Hope's radio career lasted well into the mid-1950's. By then, he had become a major movie and television star. He died on July 29, 2003, at the age of 100. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Hope, Fred Astaire, Dinah Shore, Lana Turner, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Jack Benny. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/radi/000420/rt_radi_000420_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.