The Monkhouse Archive

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07Faith, Hope And Charity20030830

Bob Monkhouse presents a series searching for the eight funniest comedic targets in society.

Today, he spotlights organised and alternative religions, fads and charity.

08Growing Old Disgracefully20030906

Bob Monkhouse concludes his comedy masterclass with Pensioners Behaving Badly including Quentin Crisp, Leonard Rossiter, Victoria Wood, Phyllis Diller and Dillie Keane

0201Politics19971101

Bob Monkhouse returns with an eight-part series in which he looks into his comedy archives. 1: The world of politics, as seen through the eyes of David Frost, Ronnie Barker, Ben Elton and Frankie Howerd.

0202Stand-ups19971108

2: Some of his favourite stand-up comics.

0203Double Acts19971115
0204Comedy Teams19971122

4: Comedy teams.

0205Comedy With An Ethnic Influence19971129

5: Comedy with an ethnic influence.

0206Weird Wacky And Odd19971206

The weird, wacky and distinctly odd.

0207Battle Of The Sexes19971213

7: The battle of the sexes.

0208 LASTComedy Crossovers19971220

Bob Monkhouse looks into his comedy archives. Today, great comedy crossovers.

02XMASChristmas19971227

In this Christmas special edition, Bob Monkhouse presents some of the best moments of Christmas comedy.

0301Political Correctness19980905

An eight-part series in which Bob Monkhouse sifts through some classic comedy. In this programme, he explores the theme of political correctness with the help of Harry Enfield, Warren Mitchell, Quentin Crisp, Redd Foxx, John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson and Jack Dee.

0302Big Venues19980912

In this second programme, he introduces a line-up of stand-up comedians, actors and comedy teams, all who enjoy playing big venues.

0303Seaside19980919

In this third programme, he looks at the quintessentially British phenomenon of seaside comedy.

0304Cross-dressing19980926

In this fourth programme, he examines the comedians who are expert in the art of cross-dressing.

0305Radio Comedy19981003

In this fifth programme, he looks at what makes good radio comedy.

0306Law19981010

In this sixth programme, he takes law as his theme - a subject that has provided comedians and writers with some of their best comedy material. With contributions from Peter Cook, Ronnie Barker, Jonathan Miller and Jasper Carrott.

0307Cabaret19981017

In this penultimate programme, he presents some of the finest comedians from the cabaret circuits.

0308 LASTFame19981024

In the last of eight programmes, he takes fame as his theme.

03XMASChristmas19981225
0401Observational Comedy19990911

In an eight-part series, Bob Monkhouse moves his comedy archive on to a state-of-the-art audio computer database.

In this first edition, he grapples with the technical complexities of audio digital enhancement to bring the best in observational comedy.

Featuring clips of Garry Shandling, Eddie Izzard, Tony Slattery and Jasper Carrott.

040219990918

This edition features the talents of Peter Cook, Harry Enfield, Robb Wilton and Steve Coogan.

0403Double Acts19990925

This week, he takes a look at comedy double acts, and features contributions from Fields and Allen, Hale and Pace, Smith and Jones and Bird and Fortune.

0404Sketches And Sitcoms19991002

Bob Monkhouse moves his comedy archive on to a state-of-the-art audio computer database. This week, he looks at sketches and sitcoms, with excerpts from `Porridge', `Dad's Army', `Men Behaving Badly' and `Steptoe and Son'.

0405Wits19991009

Bob Monkhouse moves his comedy archive on to a state-of-the-art audio computer database. In this fifth programme, he takes a look at wits with contributions from Eddie Izzard, Peter Sellers and John Cleese

0406Comedy Innovators19991016

Bob Monkhouse moves his comedy archive on to a state-of-the-art audio computer database. In this week's programme, he assesses some of the great comedy innovators: Peter Cook, Steven Wright, Monty Python, the Goons and Eddie Izzard

0407Raconteurs19991023

Bob Monkhouse moves his comedy archive on to a state-of-the-art audio computer database. In this penultimate programme he presents some of the funniest raconteurs, including Eddie Izzard, Les Dawson, Bill Cosby and Jasper Carrott.

0408 LASTHilarious Comics19991030

Bob Monkhouse moves his comedy archive on to a state-of-the-art audio computer database. In this last programme, he looks at hilarious comics from Tommy Cooper and Spike Milligan to Steven Wright and Joe Pasquale.

0501Law And Order20000527

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive as he transfers it on to a state-of-the-art computer database. In the first of eight programmes, he tackles the theme of law and order. Featuring Tony Hancock, Peter Cook, Paul Whitehouse and Rowan Atkinson

0502Food20000603

In this programme, he explores the world of food.

Featuring Jo Brand, Jerry Seinfeld and Wendy Craig

0503Religion20000610

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive to explore subjects that inspire comedians. In the third of eight programmes, he takes on the thorny issue of religion, with help from Eddie Izzard, Dave Allen and Rowan Atkinson

0504Cross-dressing20000617

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive to explore subjects that inspire comedians. In this fourth programme he focuses on comedians who are expert in the art of cross-dressing. Featuring Kenny Everett, Hugh Laurie and Harry Enfield

0505Religion20000624

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive to explore subjects that inspire comedians. Today's subject is religion.

0506Travel20000701

This week, he explores the theme of travel in the company of Alan Davies, Jerry Seinfeld and Tony Hancock

0507Ruling Class20000708

This week he looks at how Les Dawson, Peter Sellers and Peter Cook have used the ruling class as a source of humour.

0508 LASTShow Business20000715

In the last of the series, he looks at show business and rubs shoulders with the Two Ronnies, Tommy Cooper and French and Saunders.

0601Scotland20010317

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive as he embarks on a world tour of regional humour.

His first stop is Scotland, home to some of the most spirited, forthright and abrasive comedians in the British Isles.

With contributions from Billy Connolly, Gregor Fisher, Craig Ferguson, Lynn Ferguson, Ronnie Corbett, John Cleese, Rich Hall and Ronnie Barker

0602Liverpool20010324

In this programme, he focuses on the comedy of Liverpool, asking why the city has produced such fine comedians - from Tommy Trinder to Alexei Sayle, Arthur Askey to Lily Savage

0603Canada20010331

Bob Monkhouse dips into the comedy archives as he embarks on a tour of regional humour. In this programme, he focuses on Canadian humour and asks what makes the likes of Leslie Nielsen, Jim Carrey and Rick Moranis funny.

0604London20010407

In this programme, his focus is on UK comedy, and in particular London, home of Jongleurs, the Comedy Store, Broadcasting House, the Hackney Empire, the Pleasance and the Palladium - but are Londoners really funny?

0605Ireland20010414

In this programme, he looks at Irish humour, from traditional comics like Frank Carson to the offbeat styles of Ardal O'hanlon, Dylan Moran and Graham Norton

0606United States20010421

In this programme, he takes a whistle-stop tour of the United States, serving up a portion of wisecracks from Jerry Seinfeld, Ellen DeGeneres, Bill Cosby, Bob Hope, Rita Rudner, Steven Wright and Richard Prior.

0607Wales20010428

In this programme, he takes in the best of the comics from Wales and the West Country. Welsh stalwarts like Max Boyce, Gladys Morgan and Griff Rhys Jones rub shoulders with West Country wits like Jethro, Pam Ayres and Bill Bailey

0608 LASTAustralia20010505

In this final programme, he takes a look at what makes Australian comics tick, with contributions from Steady Eddie, Paul Calleia, Barry Humphries and Clarke and Daw.

070120011208

Bob Monkhouse returns to dip into his comedy archive and conducts a mini-masterclass in comedy.

070220011215

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive and conducts a mini-masterclass in comedy, playing his favourite pieces of comedy for the ultimate gag for any occasion.

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070420011229

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive and conducts a mini-masterclass to solve all one's comedy problems with some of the finest examples of comedy brilliance he knows.

070520020105

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive and conducts a mini-masterclass to solve all one's comedy problems.

070620020112
070720020119

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive and conducts a mini-masterclass to solve all one's comedy problems, demonstrating the do's and don'ts of the comedians' art.

0708 LAST20020126
0801A B C20020720

Bob Monkhouse returns to dip into his comedy archive and deliver more definitive comedy wisdom.

This first edition includes excerpts from Arthur Askey, Jo Brand and Woody Allen

0802D E F20020727

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive with an alphabetical journey through comedians and comedy routines.

This second edition focuses on DEF.

0803G H I20020803

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive with an alphabetical journey through comedians and comedy routines.

This third edition focuses on G, H and I.

0804J K L20020810

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive with an alphabetical journey through comedians and comedy routines.

This fourth edition focuses on J, K and L.

0805M N O20020817

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive with an alphabetical journey through comedians and comedy routines.

This fifth edition focuses on J, K and L.

0806P Q R S20020824

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive with an alphabetical journey through comedians and comedy routines.

This sixth edition focuses on P, Q, R and S.

0807T U V20020831

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive with an alphabetical journey through comedians and comedy routines.

This seventh edition focuses on T, U, and V.

0808W X Y Z20020907

Bob Monkhouse dips into his comedy archive with an alphabetical journey through comedians and comedy routines.

This final edition focuses on W, X, Y and Z.

0901Z Y W20021123

Bob Monkhouse, master archivist returns with a new series exploring a half century of radio and television comedy.

0902V U T20021130

Bob Monkhouse presents the second in an eight-part series exploring a half century of radio and television comedy. Covering the letters V, U and T.

0903S R Q P20021207

Bob Monkhouse presents the third in an eight-part series exploring a half century of radio and television comedy. In this edition he covers S, R, Q and P.

0904O N M20021214

Bob Monkhouse presents the fourth in an eight-part Z-A of comedy, exploring a half century of radio and television humour. In this edition he covers O, N and M.

0905L K J20021221

Bob Monkhouse presents the fifth in an eight-part Z-A of comedy, exploring a half century of radio and television humour.

0906I H G20021228

Bob Monkhouse presents the fifth in an eight-part Z-A of comedy, exploring a half century of radio and television humour.

0907F E D20030104

Bob Monkhouse presents the seventh in an eight-part Z-A of comedy, exploring half a century of radio and television humour.

In this edition he covers F, E and D.

0908 LASTC B A20030111

Bob Monkhouse concludes an eight-part Z-A of comedy, exploring half a century of radio and television humour. He covers C, B and A.

09XMASChristmas Box20021225

In this festive special edition, Bob Monkhouse presents some of the best moments of Christmas comedy.

1001Politics20030719

Bob Monkhouse, master archivist, returns with a new series providing a definitive masterclass in the comic arts.

This episode showcases Monkhouse's take on politics.

1002Sports20030726

Bob Monkhouse presents a definitive masterclass in the comic arts.

Today, the spotlight falls on sports.

Includes contributions from Martin and Molloy, Victor Lewis Smith and Alistair Mcgowan

1003Communications20030802

3/8.

Communications: Bob Monkhouse presents a definitive masterclass in the comic arts.

The spotlight falls on Communications, with contributions from Marty Feldman and Graham Fellowes.

/ Bob Monkhouse presents a definitive masterclass in the comic arts.

1004Leisure20030809

Bob Monkhouse presents a definitive masterclass in the comic arts.

Today he tries to work out what 'leisure' actually is, mocking that great British institution, 'the hobby'.

1005Education20030816

5/8.

Education: Bob Monkhouse presents a series searching for the eight funniest comedic targets in society.

In this programme, he focuses on education.

/ Bob Monkhouse presents a series searching for the eight funniest comedic targets in society.

1006Authority20030823

Bob Monkhouse presents a series searching for the eight funniest comedic targets in society.

Today, he spotlights authority in its many and irritating forms.

9999A Review Of Monkhouse's Life20001223

Bob Monkhouse guides comedy writer Bob Sinfield through his collection of diaries, letters and memories of comedy greats, as he reflects upon his own career of more than 50 years in comedy.