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Absolutely is a British comedy sketch show.
The Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, are a set of 24 awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements as assessed by the Academy's voting membership.
Adolf Hitler (20 April 1889 – 30 April 1945) was a German politician, demagogue, and revolutionary, who was the leader of the Nazi Party (Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei; NSDAP), Chancellor of Germany from 1933 to 1945 and Führer ("Leader") of Nazi Germany from 1934 to 1945.
Adult puppeteering is the use of puppets in contexts aimed at adult audiences.
"Agadoo" is a novelty song recorded by the band Black Lace in 1984.
Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author.
Alan Gordon Partridge is a character portrayed by English actor and comedian Steve Coogan.
Sir James William Alexander Burnet (12 July 1928 – 20 July 2012), known as Alastair Burnet, was a British journalist and broadcaster, best known for his work in news and current affairs programmes, including a long career with ITN as chief presenter of the flagship News at Ten for eighteen years; Sir Robin Day described Burnet as "the booster rocket that put ITN into orbit".
Alexander Frederick Douglas-Home, Baron Home of the Hirsel, (2 July 1903 – 9 October 1995) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from October 1963 to October 1964.
Alistair Beaton (born 1947) is a Scottish left-wing political satirist, journalist, radio presenter, novelist and television writer.
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All Quiet on the Preston Front is a BBC comedy drama about a group of friends in the fictional Lancashire town of Roker Bridge, and their links to the local Territorial Army infantry platoon.
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Anthony Asbury is an American born British puppeteer and entertainer.
Apartheid started in 1948 in theUnion of South Africa |year_start.
Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (born July 30, 1947) is an Austrian-American actor, filmmaker, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder and powerlifter.
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Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball.
Barbara Joan "Barbra" Streisand (born April 24, 1942) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker.
Barry Leslie Norman, CBE (21 August 1933 – 30 June 2017) was a British film critic, journalist and television presenter.
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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Benjamin Charles Elton (born 3 May 1959) is a British-Australian comedian, author, playwright, actor and director.
Bernard John Manning (13 August 1930 – 18 June 2007) was a British comedian and nightclub owner.
Beryl Elizabeth Reid, OBE (17 June 1919 – 13 October 1996) was a British actress of stage and screen.
The phrase Big Bang, used in reference to the sudden deregulation of financial markets, was coined to describe measures, including abolition of fixed commission charges and of the distinction between stockjobbers and stockbrokers on the London Stock Exchange and change from open-outcry to electronic, screen-based trading, effected by Margaret Thatcher in 1986.
William Jefferson Clinton (born August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served as the 42nd President of the United States from 1993 to 2001.
Bill Dare is an English author and creator/producer of radio and television comedy programmes.
Sir William Connolly, (born 24 November 1942) is a Scottish comedian, musician, presenter and actor from Glasgow.
Birmingham is a city and metropolitan borough in the West Midlands, England, with an estimated population of 1,101,360, making it the second most populous city of England and the United Kingdom.
Björk Guðmundsdóttir (born 21 November 1965) is an Icelandic singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, and DJ.
Black comedy, also known as dark comedy or gallows humor, is a comic style that makes light of subject matter that is generally considered taboo, particularly subjects that are normally considered serious or painful to discuss.
Black Lace are a British pop band, best known for novelty party records, including their biggest hit, "Agadoo".
Blackadder is a series of four BBC1 pseudohistorical British sitcoms, plus several one-off instalments, which originally aired in the 1980s.
The blunderbuss is a firearm with a short, large caliber barrel, which is flared at the muzzle and frequently throughout the entire bore, and used with shot and other projectiles of relevant quantity and/or caliber.
Sir Robert William Robson CBE (18 February 1933 – 31 July 2009) was an English footballer and football manager.
Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin (p; 1 February 1931 – 23 April 2007) was a Soviet and Russian politician and the first President of the Russian Federation, serving from 1991 to 1999.
Bremner, Bird and Fortune was a satirical British television programme produced by Vera Productions for Channel Four, uniting the longstanding satirical team of John Bird and John Fortune ("the Two Johns") with the satirical impressionist Rory Bremner.
Brett Lewis Anderson (born 29 September 1967) is an English singer-songwriter best known as the lead vocalist of the band Suede.
The British Academy Television Awards, also known as the BAFTA TV Awards, are presented in an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).
British Comedy Guide or BCG (formerly the British Sitcom Guide or BSG) is a British website covering all forms of British comedy, across all media.
The British royal family comprises Queen Elizabeth II and her close relations.
Sir Bruce Joseph Forsyth-Johnson (22 February 1928 – 18 August 2017) was a British presenter, actor, comedian, singer, dancer, and screenwriter whose career spanned more than 75 years.
Cabaret is a 1972 American musical drama film directed by Bob Fosse and starring Liza Minnelli, Michael York, and Joel Grey.
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is an organisation that advocates unilateral nuclear disarmament by the United Kingdom, international nuclear disarmament and tighter international arms regulation through agreements such as the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Canary Wharf is a commercial estate and locality in between Poplar, Millwall and Limehouse on the Isle of Dogs in Greater London, in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets.
Captain Pugwash is a fictional pirate in a series of British children's comic strips and books created by John Ryan.
A caricature is a rendered image showing the features of its subject in a simplified or exaggerated way through sketching, pencil strokes, or through other artistic drawings.
Caspar Willard "Cap" Weinberger (August 18, 1917 – March 28, 2006) was an American politician and businessman.
A catchphrase (alternatively spelled catch phrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance.
CBC Television (also known as simply "CBC") is a Canadian English-language broadcast television network that is owned by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, the national public broadcaster. The network began operations on September 6, 1952. Its French-language counterpart is Ici Radio-Canada Télé. Headquartered at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto, CBC Television is available throughout Canada on over-the-air television stations in urban centres and as a must-carry station on cable and satellite television. Almost all of the CBC's programming is produced in Canada. Although CBC Television is supported by public funding, commercial advertising revenue supplements the network, in contrast to CBC Radio and public broadcasters from several other countries, which are commercial-free.
CBTV was a Thames TV magazine programme for younger viewers, in the 1980s.
Cecil Edward Parkinson, Baron Parkinson, PC (1 September 1931 – 22 January 2016) was a British Conservative politician and cabinet minister.
Celebrity refers to the fame and public attention accorded by the mass media to individuals or groups or, occasionally, animals, but is usually applied to the persons or groups of people (celebrity couples, families, etc.) themselves who receive such a status of fame and attention.
The Chancellor and Under-Treasurer of Her Majesty's Exchequer, commonly known as the Chancellor of the Exchequer, or simply the Chancellor, is a senior official within the Government of the United Kingdom and head of Her Majesty's Treasury.
Charles, Prince of Wales (Charles Philip Arthur George; born 14 November 1948) is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II.
Christopher Jonathan Brown, known professionally as Chris Barrie (born 28 March 1960), is a British actor, comedian and impressionist.
Christopher Roderick Emmett (born 13 December 1938 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire) is a British actor and comedian best known for his work in the late 1970s on the BBC Radio 4 comedy The Burkiss Way.
Christopher Livingstone Eubank (born 8 August 1966), is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 1998.
Christmas is an annual festival commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ,Martindale, Cyril Charles.
The Christmas season, also called the festive season, or the holiday season (mainly in the U.S. and Canada; often simply called the holidays),, is an annually recurring period recognized in many Western and Western-influenced countries that is generally considered to run from late November to early January.
Christmas Eve is the evening or entire day before Christmas Day, the festival commemorating the birth of Jesus.
Christmas traditions vary from country to country.
Priscilla Maria Veronica White OBE (27 May 1943 – 1 August 2015), known by her stage name Cilla Black, was an English singer, television presenter, actress and author.
Sir Cliff Richard, (born Harry Rodger Webb, 14 October 1940) is a British pop singer, musician, performer, actor and philanthropist.
Clinton Eastwood Jr. (born May 31, 1930) is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and political figure.
Sir Clive Marles Sinclair (born 30 July 1940) is an English entrepreneur and inventor, most commonly known for his work in consumer electronics in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Cold Feet is a British comedy-drama television series produced by Granada Television for the ITV network.
Colin Bostock-Smith (born 1942)"I was born in 1942, so I was exactly the right age for rock and roll when it all happened." is a British television and radio comedy writer.
Colin Berkeley Moynihan, 4th Baron Moynihan (born 13 September 1955) is a British Olympic coxswain, businessman, Conservative politician, and sports administrator.
Comedy Central Extra is a television channel shown in United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
Consumerism is a social and economic order and ideology that encourages the acquisition of goods and services in ever-increasing amounts.
Cool It is a British television comedy series which first aired on BBC Two between 30 August 1985 and 18 December 1990.
Copy Cats was a British television comedy impressions sketch programme produced by LWT for ITV from 30 November 1985 to 5 December 1987.
Crapston Villas was a British animated television series, in which the characters were made from plasticine and filmed with stop motion clay animation.
Margaret Thatcher was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990.
Ronald Reagan has been variously depicted in popular culture since he was elected President in 1980.
The culture of the United Kingdom is influenced by the UK's history as a developed state, a liberal democracy and a great power; its predominantly Christian religious life; and its composition of four countries—England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland—each of which has distinct customs, cultures and symbolism.
D.C. Follies is a syndicated sitcom which aired from 1987–1989 and was set in a Washington, D.C. bar, where bartender Fred Willard would welcome puppet caricatures of politicians and popular culture figures.
"Da Doo Ron Ron" is a song written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich and Phil Spector.
The Daleks are a fictional extraterrestrial race of mutants principally portrayed in the British science fiction television programme Doctor Who.
James Danforth "Dan" Quayle (born February 4, 1947) is an American politician and lawyer who served as the 44th Vice President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
David Robert Coleman OBE (26 April 1926 – 21 December 2013) was a British sports commentator and TV presenter who worked for the BBC for 46 years.
Sir David Paradine Frost (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was an English television host, media personality, journalist, comedian, and writer.
David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen, (born 2 July 1938) is a British politician and physician.
David Martin Scott Steel, Baron Steel of Aikwood, (born 31 March 1938) is a British Liberal Democrat politician who served as the Leader of the Liberal Party from 1976 until its merger with the Social Democratic Party in 1988 to form the Liberal Democrats.
David Stoten (born in Luton, Bedfordshire) is a short film maker and director and caricaturist on TV's Spitting Image.
David Tyler (born 24 June 1961) is a British television and radio comedy producer, executive producer and director.
David Charles Waddington, Baron Waddington, (2 August 1929 – 23 February 2017) was a British politician and barrister.
Dead Ringers is a United Kingdom radio and television comedy impressions show broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and later BBC Two.
Death, due to its prominent place in human culture, is frequently imagined as a personified force, also known as the Grim Reaper.
Deborah Ann "Debbie" Barham (20 November 1976 – 20 April 2003) was an English comedy writer who died at the age of 26 of heart failure brought on as a result of anorexia.
Debra Ann McGee (born 31 October 1958) is an English television, radio and stage performer who is best known as the assistant and widow of magician Paul Daniels.
Denis Winston Healey, Baron Healey, (30 August 1917 – 3 October 2015) was a British Labour Party politician who served as Secretary of State for Defence from 1964 to 1970, Chancellor of the Exchequer from 1974 to 1979 and Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 1980 to 1983.
Diana, Princess of Wales (born Diana Frances Spencer; 1 July 1961 – 31 August 1997) was a member of the British royal family.
Digital Spy is a British-based entertainment, TV and movies website and brand, and is the largest digital property at Hearst UK.
dinnerladies is a British sitcom created, written and co-produced by Victoria Wood.
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963.
Don Austen (born 1958 in London, England) is an English puppeteer.
Sir Donald Alfred Sinden, CBE, FRSA (9 October 1923 – 12 September 2014) was an English actor in theatre, film, television and radio as well as an author.
Dot Branning (also Cotton) is a fictional character from the BBC soap opera, EastEnders, played by June Brown since 1985.
Douglas Rodger "Doug" Naylor (born 1955) is an English comedy writer, science fiction writer, director and television producer.
Douglas Richard Hurd, Baron Hurd of Westwell, (born 8 March 1930) is a British Conservative politician who served in the governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major from 1979 to 1995.
Downing Street is a street in London, United Kingdom, known for housing the official residences and offices of the Prime Minister and the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Drop the Dead Donkey is a British situation comedy that first aired on Channel 4 in the United Kingdom between 1990 and 1998.
Duke of Edinburgh, named after the city of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a substantive title that has been created three times for members of the British royal family since 1726.
Dustin Lee Hoffman (born August 8, 1937) is an American actor and director, with a career in film, television, and theater since 1960.
East 17 are an English pop boy band group consisting of original member Terry Coldwell, Robbie Craig since 2014 and new member Terry John.
Edward Leo Peter McMahon Jr. (March 6, 1923 – June 23, 2009) was an American announcer, game show host, comedian, actor and singer.
Sir Edward Richard George Heath (9 July 1916 – 17 July 2005), often known as Ted Heath, was a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1970 to 1974 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1965 to 1975.
Edwin Meese III (born December 2, 1931) is an American attorney, law professor, author and member of the Republican Party who served in official capacities within the Ronald Reagan Gubernatorial Administration (1967–1974), the Reagan Presidential Transition Team (1980) and the Reagan White House (1981–1985), eventually rising to hold the position of the 75th Attorney General of the United States (1985–1988).
Edwina Currie (née Cohen; born 13 October 1946) is a British former politician, serving as Conservative Party Member of Parliament from 1983 until 1997.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977) was an American singer and actor.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award (for film), the Tony Award (for theater), and the Grammy Award (for music).
Enn Reitel (born 21 June 1950) is a Scottish actor, voice actor and impressionist who specializes in voice work.
"Every Breath You Take" is a song by English rock band The Police from their 1983 album Synchronicity.
Ferdinand Emmanuel Edralin Marcos Sr. (September 11, 1917 – September 28, 1989) was a Filipino politician and kleptocrat who was President of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986.
Flatulence is defined in the medical literature as "flatus expelled through the anus" or the "quality or state of being flatulent", which is defined in turn as "marked by or affected with gases generated in the intestine or stomach; likely to cause digestive flatulence".
Four Weddings and a Funeral is a 1994 British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell.
François Maurice Adrien Marie Mitterrand (26 October 1916 – 8 January 1996) was a French statesman who was President of France from 1981 to 1995, the longest time in office of any French president.
Francis Leslie Pym, Baron Pym, MC, PC (13 February 1922 – 7 March 2008) was a British politician.
Francis Wright (born 1958) is a British actor, puppeteer and writer.
Frank Joseph Bough (born 15 January 1933) is a retired English television presenter.
Franklin Roy "Frank" Bruno, (born 16 November 1961) is a British former professional boxer who competed from 1982 to 1996.
Franklin Wendell Welker (born March 12, 1946) is an American voice actor.
Genesis were an English rock band formed at Charterhouse School, Godalming, Surrey in 1967.
Geoff Atkinson is a British comedy writer and producer.
Richard Edward Geoffrey Howe, Baron Howe of Aberavon, (20 December 1926 – 9 October 2015), known from 1970 to 1992 as Sir Geoffrey Howe, was a British Conservative politician.
Geoffrey Howard Perkins (22 February 1953 – 29 August 2008) was a British comedy producer, writer and performer.
George Herbert Walker Bush (born June 12, 1924) is an American politician who served as the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993.
Sir Gerald Bernard Kaufman (21 June 1930 – 26 February 2017) was a British Labour politician who served as a Member of Parliament (MP) from 1970 until his death in 2017, first for Manchester Ardwick and then for Manchester Gorton.
Gilbert and Sullivan refers to the Victorian-era theatrical partnership of the dramatist W. S. Gilbert (1836–1911) and the composer Arthur Sullivan (1842–1900) and to the works they jointly created.
Gold (stylised as GOLD) is a British classic comedy channel from the UKTV network, broadcasting to the United Kingdom and Ireland.
Gordon's is a brand of London dry gin first produced in 1769.
Guy Jenkin is a British film director and comedy writer who is best known for working together with Andy Hamilton on sitcoms and comedies such as Drop the Dead Donkey (1990-1998), Outnumbered (2007-2014), and Ballot Monkeys (2015).
Hale and Pace was an English comedy double-act that performed in clubs and on radio and television in the United Kingdom in the 1980s-1990s.
Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, (10 February 1894 – 29 December 1986) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963.
James Harold Wilson, Baron Wilson of Rievaulx, (11 March 1916 – 24 May 1995) was a British Labour politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1964 to 1970 and from 1974 to 1976.
Harry Leonard Carpenter, OBE (17 October 1925 – 20 March 2010) was a British BBC sports commentator broadcasting from the early 1950s until his retirement in 1994.
Henry Richard Enfield (born 30 May 1961) is an English comedian, actor, writer, and director.
Harry Enfield and Chums (also called Harry Enfield's Television Programme) is a British sketch show starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse.
Hat Trick Productions is a British independent production company that produces television programmes, mainly specialising in comedy.
Have I Got News for You is a British television panel show produced by Hat Trick Productions for the BBC.
Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..
Headcases was an ITV satirical animation show based on current affairs.
Hello! is a weekly magazine specialising in celebrity news and human-interest stories, published in the United Kingdom since 1988.
Henry Alfred Kissinger (born Heinz Alfred Kissinger, May 27, 1923) is an American statesman, political scientist, diplomat and geopolitical consultant who served as the United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.
Henry Naylor (born 19 January 1966) is a British comedy writer, director and performer.
Her Majesty's Most Loyal Opposition, or the Official Opposition, in the United Kingdom is led by the Leader of the Opposition.
Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician and diplomat who served as the First Lady of the United States from 1993 to 2001, U.S. Senator from New York from 2001 to 2009, 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, and the Democratic Party's nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.
The Hitler Youth (German:, often abbreviated as HJ in German) was the youth organisation of the Nazi Party in Germany.
How Do You Want Me? is a British television sitcom, produced by Kensington Films & Television, written by Simon Nye, and directed by John Henderson.
Peter Hugh Dennis (born 13 February 1962), known professionally as Hugh Dennis, is an English comedian, actor, writer, impressionist and voice-over artist, best known for being one half of Punt and Dennis with comedy partner Steve Punt, and playing Pete Brockman, the father in the BBC One sitcom Outnumbered.
Humphrey (– March 2006) was a cat employed as the Chief Mouser to the Cabinet Office at 10 Downing Street, the official residence of the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, from October 1989 to 13 November 1997.
"I've Never Met a Nice South African" is a satirical song originating in a sketch on the British television series Spitting Image (series 2, episode 5).
Sir Ian Terence Botham, OBE (born 24 November 1955) is an English former cricketer and current cricket commentator.
Ian David Hislop (born 13 July 1960) is an English journalist, satirist, writer, broadcaster and editor of the magazine Private Eye.
Ian Richard Kyle Paisley, Baron Bannside, (6 April 1926 – 12 September 2014), was a loyalist politician and Protestant religious leader from Northern Ireland.
Idi Amin Dada (2816 August 2003) was a Ugandan politician and military officer.
Imelda Marcos (née Romuáldez, born 2 July 1929) is the widow of Ferdinand Marcos, the 10th president of the Philippines.
The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) was the regulatory body in the United Kingdom for commercial television (ITV and Channel 4 and limited satellite television regulation – cable television was the responsibility of the Cable Authority) – and commercial and independent radio broadcasts.
ITV is a British commercial TV network.
ITV Central, previously known as Central Independent Television, Carlton Central and popularly shortened to Central, is the Independent Television contractor for the Midlands, and was created following the restructuring of ATV and commencing broadcast on 1 January 1982.
ITV Studios is a television production company owned by the British television broadcaster ITV plc.
Jack Docherty (born John Docherty, 1962 in Edinburgh) is a Scottish writer, actor, presenter and producer.
John Whitaker Straw (born 3 August 1946) is an English politician who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Blackburn from 1979 to 2015.
Jack the Ripper is the best-known name for an unidentified serial killer generally believed to have been active in the largely impoverished areas in and around the Whitechapel district of London in 1888.
Leonard James Callaghan, Baron Callaghan of Cardiff, (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005), often known as Jim Callaghan, served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980.
Janet "Jan" Ravens (born 14 May 1958) is an English actress and impressionist, best known for her voices on Spitting Image and Dead Ringers.
Jeffrey Howard Archer, Baron Archer of Weston-super-Mare (born 15 April 1940) is an English novelist and politician.
Jeremy James Anthony Gibson-Beadle MBE (12 April 1948 – 30 January 2008) was an English television presenter, radio presenter, writer and producer.
Jeremy Dickson Paxman (born 11 May 1950) is a British broadcaster, journalist, and author.
Jessica Martin (born 1962) is an English actress, singer and impressionist whose career has diversified to include comic writing and illustrating.
James Michael Leathes Prior, Baron Prior, PC (11 October 1927 – 12 December 2016), usually known as Jim Prior, was a British Conservative politician.
James Joseph Tarbuck, OBE (born 6 February 1940) is an English comedian.
Josephine Grace Brand (born 23 July 1957) is an English comedian, writer and actress.
Dame Joan Henrietta Collins, (born 23 May 1933) is an English actress, author and columnist.
A jockey is someone who rides horses in horse racing or steeplechase racing, primarily as a profession.
Richard John Bingham, 7th Earl of Lucan (18 December 1934 – disappeared 7 November 1974), commonly known as Lord Lucan, was a British peer suspected of murder who disappeared in 1974.
John Morrison Cole (23 November 1927 – 7 November 2013) was a journalist and broadcaster from Belfast, Northern Ireland, best known for his work with the BBC.
John Eccleston is an English puppeteer, writer and presenter known for his work as lead puppeteer of Rygel on Farscape, Groove on The Hoobs and his many roles on British children's television alongside Don Austen.
Sir Arthur John Gielgud (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000) was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades.
John J. Mack (? - August 29, 1923), was the Yale University track coach.
John Hardress Wilfred Lloyd (born 30 September 1951) is an English television producer and writer best known for his work on such comedy television programmes as Not the Nine O'Clock News, Spitting Image, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Blackadder and QI.
Sir John Major (born 29 March 1943) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1990 to 1997.
John O'Farrell (born 27 March 1962) is a British author and comedy scriptwriter.
John Leslie Prescott, Baron Prescott (born 31 May 1938) is a British politician who was the Deputy Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.
John Gibb Marshall (born 11 January 1953), better known by the stage name John Sessions, is a British actor and comedian.
John Thirtle (also written as Thurtle or Thurtell) (1777–1839) was an English artist, known for his work in miniaturism and watercolour painting.
John Patrick Thomson (born Patrick Francis McAleer on 2 April 1969) is an English comedian and actor, best known for his roles in The Fast Show, Men Behaving Badly and Cold Feet.
John William Carson (October 23, 1925 – January 23, 2005) was an American television host, comedian, writer, and producer.
Jon Blair, CBE is a South African-born writer, film producer and director of documentary films, drama and comedy who has lived in England and the United States ever since he was drafted into the South African army in the late 1960s.
Jonathan Peter Culshaw (born 2 June 1968) is an English impressionist and comedian, best known for his work on the radio comedy Dead Ringers since 2000.
Jonathan Philip Glover (born 26 December 1952) is an English actor.
June Muriel Brown, MBE (born 16 February 1927) is an English actress, known for her role as Dot Cotton in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 1985 onwards.
Kathryn Adie, (born 19 September 1945) is an English journalist.
Kate Robbins (born 21 August 1958 in Margate, Kent) is an English actress, comedian, singer and songwriter.
Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician and songwriter, best known as a guitarist and founder member of the Rolling Stones.
Kenneth Robert Livingstone (born 17 June 1945) is an English politician who served as the Leader of the Greater London Council (GLC) from 1981 until the council was abolished in 1986, and as Mayor of London from the creation of the office in 2000 until 2008.
Kenneth Wilfred Baker, Baron Baker of Dorking, (born 3 November 1934) is a British politician, a former Conservative Member of Parliament and cabinet minister, including holding the offices of Home Secretary, Education Secretary and Conservative Party Chairman.
Kenneth Harry Clarke (born 2 July 1940) is a British Conservative politician who has been the Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe since 1970.
Kevin & Perry Go Large is a 2000 British teen comedy film based on the Harry Enfield sketch Kevin the Teenager.
Kevin Robert Cecil (born 11 December 1969 in London) is a British screenwriter.
Konstantin Ustinovich Chernenko (p, 24 September 1911 – 10 March 1985) was a Soviet politician and the fifth General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
Kylie Ann Minogue, (born 28 May 1968) is an Australian-British singer and actress.
KYTV is a British television comedy show about a fictional television station.
The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.
"Land of Confusion" is a song by the English rock band Genesis from their 1986 album Invisible Touch.
Las noticias del guiñol ("The news of guignol") was a satirical news programme that aired on Canal+ (since 1995) and Cuatro (since 2005) in Spain.
A laugh track (or laughter track) is a separate soundtrack for a recorded comedy show containing the sound of audience laughter.
Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.
Laurence Peter Rowley, better known as Laurie Rowley (30 July 1941 – 16 August 2009) was an English comedy writer from Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire.
Leon Brittan, Baron Brittan of Spennithorne, (25 September 1939 – 21 January 2015) was a British politician, Conservative Member of Parliament, and barrister, as well as a member of the European Commission.
Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev (a; Леоні́д Іллі́ч Бре́жнєв, 19 December 1906 (O.S. 6 December) – 10 November 1982) was a Soviet politician who led the Soviet Union from 1964 to 1982 as the General Secretary of the Central Committee (CC) of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU), presiding over the country until his death and funeral in 1982.
Les Guignols (Puppets), formerly Les Guignols de l'info (News Puppets), was a satirical latex puppet show broadcast on Canal+, a French subscription-based television channel, the show being available without subscription.
Lester Keith Piggott (born 5 November 1935) is a retired English professional jockey.
Limehouse Studios was an independently owned television studio complex built in No.
Linda Louise McCartney, Lady McCartney (née Eastman; formerly See; September 24, 1941 – April 17, 1998) was an American musician, photographer, and animal rights activist.
Live 8 was a string of benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa.
London Docklands is the name for the riverfront and former docks in London, the capital of the United Kingdom.
Look Around You is a British television comedy series devised and written by Robert Popper and Peter Serafinowicz, and narrated in the first series by Nigel Lambert.
Louise Gold (born 1956) is an English singer, actress, and puppeteer whose career has spanned more than four decades.
Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI (12 October 19356 September 2007) was an Italian operatic tenor who also crossed over into popular music, eventually becoming one of the most commercially successful tenors of all time.
M6, also known as Metropole Television, is the most profitable private national French television channel and the third most watched television network in the French-speaking world.
Madonna Louise Ciccone (born August 16, 1958) is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman.
Mak Wilson (born 3 September 1957) is an English puppeteer, writer, CG animation director, mocap artist, and voice actor.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher, Baroness Thatcher, (13 October 19258 April 2013) was a British stateswoman who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1979 to 1990 and Leader of the Conservative Party from 1975 to 1990.
Mark Burton (born 1960) is a British screenwriter specialising in comedy.
Martin Lambie-Nairn (born 5 August 1945) is an English designer.
Martin P. "Marty" Robinson (born March 9, 1954) is an American puppeteer who works for the Jim Henson Company.
Constance Mary Whitehouse (née Hutcheson; 13 June 191023 November 2001) was an English social activist, known for her strong opposition to social liberalism and the mainstream British media, both of which she accused of encouraging a more permissive society.
Method acting is a range of training and rehearsal techniques that seek to encourage sincere and emotionally expressive performances, as formulated by a number of different theatre practitioners, principally in the United States, where it is among the most popular—and controversial—approaches to acting.
Michael Fenton Stevens (born 12 February 1958 in London), added the 'Fenton' (his wife's name) when he became an actor and is sometimes mistakenly credited as Michael Fenton-Stevens.
Michael Mackintosh Foot (23 July 1913 – 3 March 2010) was a British Labour Party politician and man of letters.
Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine, Baron Heseltine, (born 21 March 1933) is a British Conservative politician and businessman.
Michael Joseph Jackson (August 29, 1958 – June 25, 2009) was an American singer, songwriter, and dancer.
Sir Michael Philip Jagger (born 26 July 1943), known professionally as Mick Jagger, is an English singer-songwriter, musician, composer and actor who gained fame as the lead singer and one of the founder members of the Rolling Stones.
Michael William Gatting OBE (born 6 June 1957) is an English former cricketer, who played first-class cricket for Middlesex (1975–1998; captain 1983–1997) and for England from 1977 to 1995, captaining the national side in twenty-three Test matches between 1986 and 1988.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev, GCL (born 2 March 1931) is a Russian and former Soviet politician.
Mock the Week is a British topical, satirical celebrity panel show, that was created by Dan Patterson and Mark Leveson, the same people responsible for the comedy game show Whose Line Is It Anyway?.
Mog was a British television comedy from 1985 and 1986 about a cat burglar living in a psychiatric hospital.
Moray Hunter (born 6 October 1957, Hawick, Scotland) is a Scottish comedian, writer and performer.
Mr Don & Mr George was a Channel 4 sitcom, featuring two characters from the Scottish comedy sketch show Absolutely.
Mr Whippy or Mister Whippy (in the United States) is the name used by various manufacturers, distributors and sellers of ice cream and frozen yogurt around the world. Mr Whippy originated in the United Kingdom in 1958, selling soft serve ice cream to the public from mobile vans. The brand merged with Wall's in 1964. Other companies with the same name operate in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Germany and the United States. Mr Whippy commenced operations in Australia in 1962 and in New Zealand in 1964. The company's operation in Australia continued until the mid 1970s, after which the mobile fleet was sold to private operators. Approximately 200 UK built Commer Karrier vans were imported to Australia and 50 Austins were imported into New Zealand. In 1982 the trademark "Mr Whippy" was registered in Australia by ice cream parlour company Mr Whippy Pty Ltd, though the name "Mr Whippy" continues in common parlance to refer to soft serve ice cream served in a cone. In New Zealand there are around 36 Mr Whippy franchisees operating 58 trucks. General Foods Limited (subsequently Tip Top) acquired the master franchise rights for NZ in the early 1980s. The Isuzu Elf became the standard Mr Whippy van and an orange and white colour scheme replaced the original pink and white. In the early 2000 Tip Top sold the master franchise to Peter Woodhams, the Waikato Mr Whippy franchisee, who in turn sold the Master Franchise to the Graham family in 2006. The Mr Whippy vans became Ford Transits and Tatua replaced Fonterra as the provider of the Mr Whippy ice cream mix.
Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi (20 October 2011), commonly known as Colonel Gaddafi, was a Libyan revolutionary, politician and political theorist.
My Dad's the Prime Minister is a British sitcom written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman.
My Hero is a British television sitcom, written and created by Paul Mendelson, that broadcast for six series on the BBC between 2000 and 2006.
Nancy Davis Reagan (born Anne Frances Robbins; July 6, 1921 – March 6, 2016) was an American film actress and the wife of Ronald Reagan, the 40th President of the United States.
National Lampoon was an American humor magazine which ran from 1970 to 1998.
The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is a trade union for coal miners in Great Britain, formed in 1945 from the Miners' Federation of Great Britain (MFGB).
The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American English language commercial broadcast television network that is a flagship property of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast.
Neil Gordon Kinnock, Baron Kinnock, (born 28 March 1942) is a Welsh Labour Party politician.
Network Distributing (formerly Network/Network DVD) is a video publishing company that specialises in classic British television programmes.
New Year is the time or day at which a new calendar year begins and the calendar's year count increments by one.
New Year's Day, also called simply New Year's or New Year, is observed on January 1, the first day of the year on the modern Gregorian calendar as well as the Julian calendar.
In the Gregorian calendar, New Year's Eve (also known as Old Year's Day or Saint Sylvester's Day in many countries), the last day of the year, is on 31 December which is the seventh day of Christmastide.
Newzoids is a British topical satirical puppet/CGI sketch show that is aired on ITV and is a co-production between Citrus Television and Factory.
Nicholas Ridley, Baron Ridley of Liddesdale, PC (17 February 1929 – 4 March 1993) was a British Conservative politician and government minister.
Nicholas Newton Henshall Witchell (born 23 September 1953) is an English journalist.
Nick Newman (born 17 July 1958) is a satirical British cartoonist and comedy scriptwriter.
Nigel Lawson, Baron Lawson of Blaby, (born 11 March 1932) is a British Conservative politician and journalist.
Nigel Plaskitt (born 27 July 1950) is an English actor, puppeteer, producer, and both stage and television director.
Dame Norma Christina Elizabeth Major, Lady Major, (née Wagstaff, formerly Johnson; born 12 February 1942) is the wife of Sir John Major.
Peter Norman Fowler, Baron Fowler, (born 2 February 1938) is a British politician who was a member of Margaret Thatcher's ministry.
Norman Beresford Tebbit, Baron Tebbit, (born 29 March 1931) is a British politician and life peer.
Not the Nine O'Clock News was a British television comedy sketch show which was broadcast on BBC2 from 1979 to 1982.
Nottingham is a city and unitary authority area in Nottinghamshire, England, north of London, in the East Midlands.
A nuclear weapon is an explosive device that derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions, either fission (fission bomb) or from a combination of fission and fusion reactions (thermonuclear bomb).
Oasis were an English rock band formed in Manchester in 1991.
Oliver! is an English musical, with music and lyrics by Lionel Bart.
Only an Excuse? is an annual Scottish football comedy sketch show that aired each Hogmanay. Starring actor and comedian Jonathan Watson, the show features impressions of some of Scottish football's great characters such as Denis Law, Tommy Burns, Barry Ferguson, Sir Alex Ferguson, Frank McAvennie, Walter Smith and Graeme Souness, as well as caricatures of the "stereotypical" Old Firm fan.
Österreichischer Rundfunk (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, ORF) is the Austrian national public service broadcaster.
Usama ibn Mohammed ibn Awad ibn Ladin (أسامة بن محمد بن عوض بن لادن), often anglicized as Osama bin Laden (March 10, 1957 – May 2, 2011), was a founder of, the organization responsible for the September 11 attacks in the United States and many other mass-casualty attacks worldwide.
Outnumbered is a British sitcom starring Hugh Dennis as a father and Claire Skinner as a mother who are outnumbered by their three children (played by Tyger Drew-Honey, Daniel Roche and Ramona Marquez).
Pieter Willem Botha, (12 January 1916 – 31 October 2006), commonly known as "P.
Jeremy John Durham Ashdown, Baron Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon, (born 27 February 1941), known as Paddy Ashdown, is a British politician and former diplomat who served as Leader of the Liberal Democrats from 1988 until August 1999.
Paul B. Davies, also known as Paul Bassett, is a British actor and writer.
Henry Paul Guinness Channon, Baron Kelvedon, PC (9 October 1935 – 27 January 2007) was Conservative MP for Southend West for 38 years, from 1959 until 1997.
Newton Edward Daniels (6 April 1938 – 17 March 2016), known professionally as Paul Daniels, was an English magician and television presenter.
Paul John Gascoigne (born 27 May 1967) is an English former professional football player and manager.
Sir James Paul McCartney (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer.
Paul Powell is a British comedy writer and producer, best known for his work on Miranda, Al Murray's Happy Hour and Smack The Pony.
Paul Smith is a British television writer who was born and lives in London.
The Pet Shop Boys are an English synthpop duo, formed in London in 1981 and consisting of Neil Tennant (lead vocals, keyboards, occasional guitar) and Chris Lowe (keyboards, vocals).
Pete Sinclair is a writer who has worked on British television and radio series such as All Along the Watchtower, Have I Got News for You, Lead Balloon, and Spitting Image.
Peter Nigel Fluck (born 7 April 1941, Cambridge) is a caricaturist and one half of the partnership known as Luck and Flaw (with Roger Law), creators of the satirical TV puppet show Spitting Image.
Peter Szymon Serafinowicz (born 10 July 1972) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, and writer.
Peter Edward Walker, Baron Walker of Worcester, (25 March 1932 – 23 June 2010) was a British politician.
Philip David Charles Collins (born 30 January 1951) is an English drummer, singer-songwriter, record producer and actor.
Phil Cool (born Philip Martin, April 1948)Neville Thurlbeck,, Wales Online, 29 March 2013.
Philip Cornwell (born 5 October 1957) is an English comedian, actor, impressionist and writer.
Philip R. J. Pope is a British composer and actor.
Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body.
Plus was a digital channel run by Granada Sky Broadcasting.
Political satire is satire that specializes in gaining entertainment from politics; it has also been used with subversive intent where political speech and dissent are forbidden by a regime, as a method of advancing political arguments where such arguments are expressly forbidden.
Pope John Paul II (Ioannes Paulus II; Giovanni Paolo II; Jan Paweł II; born Karol Józef Wojtyła;; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) served as Pope and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 to 2005.
In politics, populism refers to a range of approaches which emphasise the role of "the people" and often juxtapose this group against "the elite".
The potato is a starchy, tuberous crop from the perennial nightshade Solanum tuberosum.
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.
Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States at noon EST on January 20, 2017, succeeding Barack Obama.
The President of the United States (POTUS) is the head of state and head of government of the United States of America.
Prince Rogers Nelson (June 7, 1958 – April 21, 2016) was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and filmmaker.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, (Andrew Albert Christian Edward, born 19 February 1960) is a member of the British royal family.
Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex, (Edward Antony Richard Louis; born 10 March 1964) is the youngest of four children and the third son of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.
Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark, 10 June 1921) is the husband and consort of Queen Elizabeth II.
Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, (Margaret Rose; 21 August 1930 – 9 February 2002) was the younger daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth and the only sibling of Queen Elizabeth II.
Princess Michael of Kent (born Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz; 15 January 1945) is a member of the British Royal Family of German, Austrian and Hungarian descent.
Private Eye is a British fortnightly satirical and current affairs news magazine, founded in 1961.
Pulp were an English rock band formed in Sheffield in 1978.
Puppetry is a form of theatre or performance that involves the manipulation of puppets – inanimate objects, often resembling some type of human or animal figure, that are animated or manipulated by a human called a puppeteer.
Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon (4 August 1900 – 30 March 2002) was the wife of King George VI and the mother of Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.
Question Time is a BBC topical debate television programme in the United Kingdom, based on the radio programme Any Questions? The show typically features politicians from at least the three major political parties as well as other public figures who answer pre-selected questions put to them by members of an audience selected on the basis of its political views and demographic.
R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe.
Racing Post is a British daily horse racing, greyhound racing and sports betting newspaper, appearing in print form and online.
Radio Active was a radio comedy programme, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 during the 1980s.
Raisa Maximovna Gorbacheva (Раи́са Макси́мовна Горбачёва tr. Raisa Maksimovna Gorbachyova,, Титаре́нко; 5 January 1932 – 20 September 1999) was a Russian activist who was the wife of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.
Ray Harris (September 7, 1927 – November 13, 2003) was an American rockabilly musician and songwriter.
Red Dwarf is a British science fiction comedy franchise which primarily consists of a television sitcom that aired on BBC Two between 1988 and 1999, and on Dave since 2009, gaining a cult following.
Richard Coombs is a puppeteer from England, who has worked extensively on many British television shows, feature films, commercials, and music videos.
Richard Whalley Anthony Curtis, (born 8 November 1956) is a British screenwriter, producer, and film director, who was born in New Zealand to Australian parents.
Richard Keith Herring (born 12 July 1967) is an English stand-up comedian, comedy writer, podcaster and diarist whose early work includes the comedy double act Lee and Herring.
Richard Milhous Nixon (January 9, 1913 – April 22, 1994) was an American politician who served as the 37th President of the United States, serving from 1969 until 1974, when he resigned from office, the only U.S. president to do so.
Richard Robinson (born 1953 in Halifax, West Riding of Yorkshire, England) is the Director of the Brighton Science Festival.
Sir Richard Starkey (born 7 July 1940), known professionally as Ringo Starr, is an English musician, songwriter, singer, and actor who gained worldwide fame as the drummer for the Beatles.
Robert Grant is an English comedy writer, television producer and co-creator of Red Dwarf.
Ian Robert Maxwell (10 June 1923 – 5 November 1991), born Ján Ludvík Hyman Binyamin Hoch, was a British media proprietor and Member of Parliament (MP).
Robert Gabriel Mugabe (born 21 February 1924) is a former Zimbabwean politician and revolutionary who served as Prime Minister of Zimbabwe from 1980 to 1987 and then as President from 1987 to 2017.
Robert Alexander Kennedy Runcie, Baron Runcie, (2 October 1921 – 11 July 2000) was a British Anglican bishop.
Robert Finlayson Cook (28 February 1946 – 6 August 2005) was a Scottish Labour Party politician, who served as the Member of Parliament (MP) for Livingston from 1983 until his death, and served in the Cabinet as Foreign Secretary from 1997 until 2001, when he was replaced by Jack Straw.
Sir Robin Day (24 October 1923 – 6 August 2000) was a British political broadcaster and commentator.
Roger Donald Blake (born 21 December 1957 in Neath, Glamorgan) is a Welsh actor, impressionist and entertainer.
Roger Law (born 6 September 1941, Ely) is a caricaturist and one half of Luck and Flaw (with Peter Fluck), creators of the satirical TV puppet show Spitting Image.
Sir Roger George Moore (14 October 1927 – 23 May 2017) was an English actor.
Ronald Wilson Reagan (February 6, 1911 – June 5, 2004) was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989.
Roderick Keith Ogilvy "Rory" Bremner,"Rory Bremner".
Round the Bend was a satirical British children's television series, which ran on Children's ITV for three series from 1989 to 1991.
Roy Sydney George Hattersley, Baron Hattersley, PC, FRSL (born 28 December 1932) is a British Labour politician, author and journalist from Sheffield.
The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force.
The Royal Variety Performance is a televised variety show held annually in the United Kingdom to raise money for the Royal Variety Charity (of which Queen Elizabeth II is life-patron).
Rubbery Figures was a satirical rubber puppet series that screened in Australia in various forms from 1984 to 1990.
Ruddigore; or, The Witch's Curse, originally called Ruddygore, is a comic opera in two acts, with music by Arthur Sullivan and libretto by W. S. Gilbert.
Sayyid Ruhollah Mūsavi Khomeini (سید روحالله موسوی خمینی; 24 September 1902 – 3 June 1989), known in the Western world as Ayatollah Khomeini, was an Iranian Shia Islam religious leader and politician.
Keith Rupert Murdoch, (born 11 March 1931) is an Australian-born American media mogul.
Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (Arabic: صدام حسين عبد المجيد التكريتي; 28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was President of Iraq from 16 July 1979 until 9 April 2003.
Henderson Alexander Gall, CMG, CBE (born 1 October 1927), known as Sandy Gall, is a Scottish journalist, author, and former ITN news presenter whose career as a journalist has spanned more than 50 years.
Sarah, Duchess of York (born Sarah Margaret Ferguson; 15 October 1959), also referred to by the nickname "Fergie", is a British writer, charity patron, public speaker, film producer and television personality.
Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government, or society itself into improvement.
The Schutzstaffel (SS; also stylized as with Armanen runes;; literally "Protection Squadron") was a major paramilitary organization under Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party (NSDAP) in Nazi Germany, and later throughout German-occupied Europe during World War II.
Scooby-Doo is an American animated franchise, comprising many animated television series produced from 1969 to the present day.
Scouse (also, in academic sources, called Liverpool English or Merseyside English) is an accent and dialect of English found primarily in the Metropolitan county of Merseyside, and closely associated with the city of Liverpool.
The SDP–Liberal Alliance was a centrist political and electoral alliance in the United Kingdom.
Domestic sheep (Ovis aries) are quadrupedal, ruminant mammal typically kept as livestock.
The skinhead subculture originated among working class youths in London, England in the 1960s and soon spread to other parts of the United Kingdom, with a second working class skinhead movement emerging worldwide in the 1980s.
In the United Kingdom, a Sloanie (or occasionally a Sloane Ranger) is a stereotypical young upper-middle or upper class person who pursues a distinctive fashionable lifestyle.
Sooty is a British glove puppet television, stage, comic book and film character, who is a small yellow male bear with black ears and nose who likes to perform magic tricks and play practical jokes.
Sotheby's is a British founded, American multinational corporation headquartered in New York City.
The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) was a socialist state in Eurasia that existed from 1922 to 1991.
The Special Air Service (SAS) is a special forces unit of the British Army.
Spitting Image is a video game released in 1989 featuring characters from the Spitting Image puppet show.
Star Wars is an American epic space opera media franchise, centered on a film series created by George Lucas.
Steve Bendelack is a British film and television director, who has worked primarily on comedy programmes.
Steve Brown is a British composer, lyricist, record producer and arranger.
Stephen John Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer.
Steve Davis, (born 22 August 1957) is an English retired professional snooker player from Plumstead, London.
Steve Nallon (born 8 November 1960) is a British actor, writer, voice artist and impressionist.
Stephen Punt (born 15 September 1962) company-director-check.co.uk.
Steve Steen (born 26 December 1954) is a British television, radio and theatre actor and comedian, known for improvisational comedy works.
Stewart Graham Lee (born 5 April 1968) is an English stand-up comedian, writer and director.
Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle is a British comedy series created by and starring Stewart Lee and broadcast on BBC Two.
Gordon Matthew Thomas Sumner (born 2 October 1951), known as Sting, is an English singer, songwriter, and actor.
Stuart Silver is an award-winning screenwriter, television writer, actor and director.
Suede are an English alternative rock band formed in London in 1989.
Television is one of the major mass media of the United States.
Television New Zealand (Te Reo Tātaki o Aotearoa), more commonly referred to as TVNZ, is a state-owned television network that is broadcast throughout New Zealand and parts of the Pacific region.
The Armando Iannucci Shows is a series of eight programmes directed by Armando Iannucci and written by Iannucci with Andy Riley and Kevin Cecil.
The Big Impression, known as Alistair McGowan's Big Impression for the first three series, is a British comedy sketch show.
"The Chicken Song" is a novelty song by the British satirical comedy television programme Spitting Image (series 3, episode 6).
The Crystals were an American vocal group based in New York, considered one of the defining acts of the girl group era in the first half of the 1960s.
The Fast Show, known as Brilliant in the US, is a BBC comedy sketch show programme that ran from 1994 to 1997, with specials in 2000 and 2014.
The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.
The Hee Bee Gee Bees were a pop group formed initially to parody the Bee Gees towards the close of their sequence of high-pitched, disco-style hits.
The Impressionable Jon Culshaw is a satire sketch show starring the impressionist Jon Culshaw, made by Ronin Entertainment.
The Invisible Man is a science fiction novel by H. G. Wells.
The Mary Whitehouse Experience was a British topical sketch comedy show produced by the BBC in association with Spitting Image Productions.
The Monkees were an American rock and pop band originally active between 1966 and 1971, with reunion albums and tours in the decades that followed.
The Muppet Show is a family-oriented comedy-variety television series that was produced by puppeteer Jim Henson and features The Muppets.
The Muppets are an ensemble cast of puppet characters known for their self-aware, burlesque, and meta-referential style of variety-sketch comedy.
The News Huddlines was a BBC Radio 2 topical comedy sketch show starring Roy Hudd that ran for fifty one series from 1975 until 2001.
The Now Show is a British radio comedy broadcast on BBC Radio 4, which satirises the week's news.
The Royle Family is a British television sitcom produced by ITV Studios for the BBC, which ran for three series from 1998–2000, and specials from 2006–12.
The Smurfs (Les Schtroumpfs; De Smurfen) is a Belgian comic franchise centered on a fictional colony of small, blue, human-like creatures who live in mushroom-shaped houses in the forest.
The Sunday Times is the largest-selling British national newspaper in the "quality press" market category.
The Winjin' Pom is a television puppet series about a talking British caravan, renowned for his moaning, and five Australians who live and travel in him.
The Wrong Coast is a Canadian stop-motion animated television show.
The XYZ Show is a Kenyan satirical puppet show.
The Young Ones is a British sitcom, broadcast in the United Kingdom from 1982 to 1984 in two six-part series.
Timothy Alan Patrick Rose (September 23, 1940 – September 24, 2002), (unofficial website by long-term correspondent of Rose's) was an American singer and songwriter who spent much of his life in London, England, and had more success in Europe than in his native country.
Tim Watts is a short film maker and caricaturist on TV's Spitting Image.
Tiny Toon Adventures is an American animated comedy television series that was broadcast from September 14, 1990 through December 6, 1992 as the first collaborative effort of Warner Bros. Animation and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment after being conceived in the late 1980s by Tom Ruegger.
Tiswas ("Today Is Saturday Watch And Smile") is a children's British television series which originally aired on Saturday mornings from 5 January 1974 to 3 April 1982 and was produced for the ITV network by ATV Network Limited.
Thomas Jeremy King, Baron King of Bridgwater, (born 13 June 1933) is a British politician.
Anthony Neil Wedgwood Benn (3 April 1925 – 14 March 2014), originally known as Anthony Wedgwood Benn, but later as Tony Benn, was a British politician, writer, and diarist.
Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British politician who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007.
Tony Hendra (born 10 July 1941) is an English satirist, actor and writer who has worked mostly in the United States.
Tony Sarchet is a British television and radio writer for alternative comedy shows.
A toupée is a hairpiece or partial wig of natural or synthetic hair worn to cover partial baldness or for theatrical purposes.
A trade union or trades union, also called a labour union (Canada) or labor union (US), is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve many common goals; such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, and attaining better wages, benefits (such as vacation, health care, and retirement), and working conditions through the increased bargaining power wielded by the creation of a monopoly of the workers.
The UK Singles Chart (currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming.
Victor Lewis-Smith is a British film, television and radio producer, a TV and restaurant critic and newspaper columnist.
Virginia Hilda Brunette Maxwell Bottomley, Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone, PC, DL (née Garnett, born 12 March 1948) is a British Conservative Party politician.
The Warsaw Pact, formally known as the Treaty of Friendship, Cooperation and Mutual Assistance, was a collective defence treaty signed in Warsaw, Poland among the Soviet Union and seven Soviet satellite states of Central and Eastern Europe during the Cold War.
Warts are typically small, rough, and hard growths that are similar in color to the rest of the skin.
"We Are the World" is a song and charity single originally recorded by the supergroup United Support of Artists (USA) for Africa in 1985.
Week Ending was a satirical radio current affairs sketch show, first broadcast on BBC Radio 4, usually on Friday evenings.
West Side Story is a musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.
Who Dares Wins was a British television comedy sketch show, an adaptation of Injury Time (radio series), broadcast between 1983 and 1988, featuring Jimmy Mulville, Rory McGrath, Philip Pope, Julia Hills and Tony Robinson.
Whose Line is it Anyway? (abbreviated to Whose Line? or WLIIA) is a short-form improvisational comedy television show.
William Todd-Jones (sometimes known as William Todd Jones) is a Welsh puppet designer, performer, director, movement consultant and writer, for film, television and theatre in the UK and abroad.
William Stephen Ian Whitelaw, 1st Viscount Whitelaw, (28 June 1918 – 1 July 1999), often known as Willie Whitelaw, was a British Conservative Party politician who served in a wide number of Cabinet positions, most notably as Home Secretary and de facto Deputy Prime Minister.
You Cannot Be Serious! was a British comedy satire show that aired on ITV from 2 June to 7 July 2012 and was hosted by Alistair McGowan.
ZANEWS (now also known as) is a South African satirical puppet show first produced in 2008 by Both Worlds, a Cape Town based production company.
ZZ Top is an American rock band formed in 1969 in Houston, Texas.
10 Downing Street, colloquially known in the United Kingdom as Number 10, is the headquarters of the Government of the United Kingdom and the official residence and office of the First Lord of the Treasury, a post which, for much of the 18th and 19th centuries and invariably since 1905, has been held by the Prime Minister.
The 1990 FIFA World Cup was the 14th FIFA World Cup, the quadrennial international football world championship tournament.
2018 has been designated as the third International Year of the Reef by the International Coral Reef Initiative.
2019 (MMXIX) will be a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2019th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 19th year of the 3rd millennium, the 19th year of the 21st century, and the 10th and last year of the 2010s decade.
2DTV is a British satirical animated television show that was broadcast on ITV in the United Kingdom from October 2001 to December 2004.
3–2–1 was a British game show that was made by Yorkshire Television for ITV.
9 Downing Street is one of the buildings situated on Downing Street in the City of Westminster in London, England.