106 relations: A Poke in the Eye (With a Sharp Stick), Absolute Power (radio and TV series), Agatha Christie's Marple, Alan Rickman, Amnesty International, Animation, Asterix and the Big Fight (film), At Last the 1948 Show, Bananaman, Barry Cryer, BBC, BBC Radio, BBC Two, Bernard Braden, Bill Oddie, British sitcom, Broaden Your Mind, Bruce Forsyth, Buxton, Cambridge Footlights Revue, Catchphrase, Cathy Come Home, Channel 4, Cliffhanger, Cricket, Daily Mail, David Frost, David Hatch, Derbyshire, Diane Keen, Doctors (BBC TV series), E. L. Wisty, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Footlights, Forward (association football), Four Yorkshiremen sketch, Francis Pawson, Frank Muir, Full Swing (game show), Funky Gibbon, GCE Ordinary Level, Gideon (TV series), Graeme Garden, Graham Chapman, Griff Rhys Jones, Heartbeat (UK TV series), Hello Cheeky, Hemel Hempstead, Horne & Corden, How to Irritate People, ..., I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again, ITV Yorkshire, Jo Kendall, John Bird (actor), John Cleese, John Fortune, John Junkin, Jonathan Lynn, Katharine Whitehorn, Lacrosse, Little Howard's Big Question, Lockers Park School, London Weekend Television, Madeline Smith, Marty (TV series), Marty Feldman, Me and My Girl (TV series), Michael Palin, Middle class, Monty Python, Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl, Monty Python: Almost the Truth (Lawyers Cut), One Foot in the Grave, One Man Band (unfinished film), Order of the British Empire, Orson Welles, Parson, Pembroke College, Cambridge, Pembroke Players, Peter Cook, Rector of the University of St Andrews, Richard O'Sullivan, Richard Whittington, Richmond Theatre, Roland MacLeod, Rowan Atkinson, Sitcom, Stand-up comedy, Thames Television, The Goodies, The Goodies (TV series), The Secret Policeman's Other Ball, The Statue (1971 film), The Thirteen Chairs, The Unvarnished Truth, The Upper Hand (TV series), The Wednesday Play, This Is Your Life, Top of the Pops, University of Cambridge, University of St Andrews, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, Winchester College, You Must Be The Husband, 2011 Birthday Honours. Expand index (56 more) » « Shrink index
A Poke in the Eye (With a Sharp Stick) is the title of the first show in what later became the iconic Secret Policeman's Ball series of benefit shows for human rights organization Amnesty International, although it pre-dated by three years the first show to bear that name..
Absolute Power is a British comedy series, set in the offices of Prentiss McCabe, a fictional public relations company (or 'government-media relations consultancy') in London, run by Charles Prentiss (Stephen Fry) and Martin McCabe (John Bird).
Agatha Christie's Marple (or simply Marple) is a British ITV television series loosely based on the books and short stories by British crime novelist Agatha Christie.
Alan Sidney Patrick Rickman (21 February 1946 – 14 January 2016) was an English actor and director known for playing a variety of roles on stage, television and film.
Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights.
Animation is a dynamic medium in which images or objects are manipulated to appear as moving images.
Asterix and the Big Fight (Astérix et le coup du menhir) is a 1989 French-German animated film directed by Philippe Grimond and produced by Yannick Piel.
At Last the 1948 Show is a satirical TV show made by David Frost's company, Paradine Productions (although it was not credited on the programmes), in association with Rediffusion London.
Bananaman is a fictional character appearing in British comic books.
Barry Charles Cryer OBE (born 23 March 1935) is an English writer, comedian and actor.
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
BBC Radio is an operational business division and service of the British Broadcasting Corporation (which has operated in the United Kingdom under the terms of a Royal Charter since 1927).
BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.
Bernard Chastey Braden (16 May 1916 – 2 February 1993) was a Canadian-born actor and comedian, who is best known for his appearances in UK television and radio shows.
William Edgar Oddie, (born 7 July 1941) is an English writer, composer, musician, comedian, artist, birder, conservationist, television presenter and actor.
A British sitcom or a Britcom is a situation comedy programme produced for British television.
Broaden Your Mind (1968–1969) was a British television comedy series starring Tim Brooke-Taylor and Graeme Garden, joined by Bill Oddie for the second series.
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.
Buxton is a spa town in Derbyshire, in the East Midlands region of England.
The Cambridge Footlights Revue is an annual revue by the Footlights Club - a group of comic writer-performers at the University of Cambridge.
A catchphrase (alternatively spelled catch phrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance.
Cathy Come Home is a 1966 BBC television play by Jeremy Sandford, produced by Tony Garnett and directed by Ken Loach, about homelessness.
Channel 4 is a British public-service television broadcaster that began transmission on 2 November 1982.
A cliffhanger, or cliffhanger ending, is a plot device in fiction which features a main character in a precarious or difficult dilemma, or confronted with a shocking revelation at the end of an episode of serialized fiction.
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players each on a cricket field, at the centre of which is a rectangular pitch with a target at each end called the wicket (a set of three wooden stumps upon which two bails sit).
The Daily Mail is a British daily middle-marketPeter Wilby, New Statesman, 19 December 2013 (online version: 2 January 2014) tabloid newspaper owned by the Daily Mail and General Trust and published in London.
Sir David Paradine Frost (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was an English television host, media personality, journalist, comedian, and writer.
Sir David Hatch, (7 May 1939 – 13 June 2007), "Just a Minute" site was involved in production and management at BBC Radio, where he held many executive positions, including Head of Light Entertainment (Radio), Controller of BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 4 and later managing director of BBC Radio.
Derbyshire is a county in the East Midlands of England.
Diane Keen (born 29 July 1946) is an English actress, who starred in the British TV drama Doctors in which she played Julia Parsons from 2003 to 2012.
Doctors is a continuing British medical soap opera which first broadcast in the United Kingdom on BBC One on 26 March 2000.
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, which in 2017 spanned 25 days and featured 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues.
Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, commonly referred to simply as the Footlights, is an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, England, founded in 1883 and run by the students of Cambridge University.
Forwards are the players on an association football team who play nearest to the opposing team's goal, and are therefore most responsible for scoring goals.
The "Four Yorkshiremen" sketch is a comedy sketch that parodies nostalgic conversations about humble beginnings or difficult childhoods.
Francis William Pawson (6 April 1861 – 4 July 1921) was an English footballer who earned two caps for the national team between 1883 and 1885, scoring one goal.
Frank Herbert Muir, CBE (5 February 1920 – 2 January 1998) was an English comedy writer, radio and television personality, and raconteur.
Full Swing was a game show that combined general knowledge questions and the game of golf which aired on BBC1 for one series from 25 May to 27 July 1996.
"Funky Gibbon" is a novelty song by Bill Oddie and recorded by The Goodies.
The O Level (Ordinary Level; official title: General Certificate of Education: Ordinary Level) is a subject-based qualification conferred as part of the General Certificate of Education.
Gideon was a late 1970s/early 1980s animated UK children's television series.
David Graeme Garden OBE (born 18 February 1943) is a British comedian, actor, author, artist and television presenter, best known as a member of The Goodies and for being a cast member on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue.
Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, writer, actor, author, and one of the six members of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python.
Griffith Rhys Jones (born 16 November 1953) is a Welsh comedian, writer, actor and television presenter.
Heartbeat is a British police drama series set in 1960s North Riding of Yorkshire based on the "Constable" series of novels written by ex-policeman Peter N Walker, under the pseudonym Nicholas Rhea, and broadcast on ITV in 18 series between 1992 and 2010.
Hello Cheeky is a comedy series starring Barry Cryer, John Junkin and Tim Brooke-Taylor, broadcast on BBC Radio 2 between 1973 and 1979, and also broadcast on television - on the ITV network - in 1976.
Hemel Hempstead is a new town in Hertfordshire, England.
Horne & Corden is a British sketch show written by Jon Brown, Steve Dawson, Andrew Dawson, Tim Inman and the cast, script edited by Sam Ward, and starring Mathew Horne and James Corden.
How to Irritate People is a 1968 television broadcast written by John Cleese, Graham Chapman, Marty Feldman and Tim Brooke-Taylor.
I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue is a BBC radio comedy panel game.
I'm Sorry, I'll Read That Again (often abbreviated as ISIRTA) is a BBC radio comedy programme that originated from the Cambridge University Footlights revue Cambridge Circus.
ITV Yorkshire is the British television service provided by ITV Broadcasting Limited for the Yorkshire franchise area on the ITV network.
Josephine Kendall, born in Lincolnshire, England, is a British actress of radio, theatre, television and film, voice artist and writer.
John Bird (born 22 November 1936) is an English satirist, actor and comedian, best known for his work with John Fortune.
John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.
John Fortune (born John C. Wood; 30 June 1939 – 31 December 2013) was an English satirist, comedian, writer, and actor, best known for his work with John Bird and Rory Bremner on the TV series Bremner, Bird and Fortune.
John Francis Junkin (29 January 1930 – 7 March 2006) was an English radio, television and film actor and scriptwriter.
Jonathan Lynn (born 3 April 1943) is an English stage and film director, producer, writer and actor.
Katharine Elizabeth Whitehorn CBE (born 1928) is a British journalist, writer, and columnist who is known for her wit and humour and as a keen observer of the changing role of women.
Lacrosse is a team sport played with a lacrosse stick and a lacrosse ball.
Little Howard's Big Question is a 2009–12 BBC One/CBBC children's edutainment programme starring Howard Read as Big Howard and his six-year-old animated friend, Little Howard.
Lockers Park School is a day and boarding preparatory school for boys and co-educational pre-preparatory school, situated in 23 acres of countryside in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. Its current headmaster is Christopher Wilson.
London Weekend Television (LWT) was the ITV network franchise holder for Greater London and the Home Counties at weekends, broadcasting from Fridays at 5.15 pm (7:00 pm until 1982) to Monday mornings at 6:00 am.
Madeline Smith (born 2 August 1949) is an English actress.
Marty is a British television sketch comedy series, with Marty Feldman, Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Junkin, Roland MacLeod, Mary Miller and Peter Pocock which was made in 1968.
Martin Alan "Marty" Feldman (8 July 1934 – 2 December 1982) was a British comedy writer, comedian, and actor, known for his prominent, misaligned eyes.
Me and My Girl is a 1980s British television situation comedy, starring Richard O'Sullivan, which centred on the challenges faced by a widower raising his adolescent daughter.
Michael Edward Palin (pronounced; born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.
The middle class is a class of people in the middle of a social hierarchy.
Monty Python (also collectively known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969.
Monty Python Live at the Hollywood Bowl is a 1982 British concert comedy film directed by Terry Hughes (with the film segments by Ian MacNaughton) and starring the Monty Python comedy troupe (Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin) as they perform many of their sketches at the Hollywood Bowl.
Monty Python: Almost the Truth (Lawyers Cut) is a 2009 television documentary series in six parts that covers 40 years of the surreal comedy group Monty Python, from Flying Circus to present day projects such as the musical Spamalot.
One Foot in the Grave is a British dark comedy sitcom written by David Renwick.
One Man Band, also known as London and Swinging London is an unfinished short film made by Orson Welles between 1968 and 1971.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.
George Orson Welles (May 6, 1915 – October 10, 1985) was an American actor, director, writer, and producer who worked in theatre, radio, and film.
In the pre-Reformation church, a parson is the priest of an independent parish church, that is, a parish church not under the control of a larger ecclesiastical or monastic organization.
Pembroke College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.
Pembroke Players (formerly Pembroke College Players) is an amateur theatrical society in Cambridge, England, founded in 1955 and run by the students of Pembroke College, Cambridge.
Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian.
The Lord Rector of the University of St Andrews is the president of the University Court of the University of St Andrews; the University Court is the supreme governing body of the University.
Richard O'Sullivan (born 7 May 1944) is an English comedy actor, who is known for his role as Robin Tripp in the 1970s sitcoms Man About the House (1973–76) and Robin's Nest, and as the title character in the period family adventure series Dick Turpin.
Sir Richard Whittington (c. 1354–1423) was an English merchant and a politician of the late medieval period.
The present Richmond Theatre, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, is a British Victorian theatre located on Little Green, adjacent to Richmond Green.
Roland MacLeod (1935 – 3 April 2010) was an English actor of film and television.
Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, CBE (born 6 January 1955) is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean.
A sitcom, short for "situation comedy", is a genre of comedy centered on a fixed set of characters who carry over from episode to episode.
Stand-up comedy is a comic style in which a comedian performs in front of a live audience, usually speaking directly to them.
Thames Television was a franchise holder for a region of the British ITV television network serving London and surrounding area on weekdays from 30 July 1968 until the night of 31 December 1992.
The Goodies are a trio of British comedians: Tim Brooke-Taylor, Graeme Garden, and Bill Oddie.
The Goodies is a British television comedy series shown in the 1970s and early 1980s.
The Secret Policeman's Other Ball was the fourth of the benefit shows staged by the British Section of Amnesty International to raise funds for its research and campaign work in the human rights field.
The Statue is a 1971 British comedy film starring David Niven, Robert Vaughn, and Virna Lisi and directed by Rodney Amateau.
The Thirteen Chairs (12 + 1 – original title and Italian release title) is a 1969 comedy film based on The Twelve Chairs, a 1928 satirical novel by the Soviet authors Ilf and Petrov.
The Unvarnished Truth is a 1978 play by British author Royce Ryton.
The Upper Hand is a British television sitcom, produced by Central Independent Television and Columbia Pictures Television (then as Columbia TriStar Central Productions) and broadcast by ITV from 1990 to 1996.
The Wednesday Play is an anthology series of British television plays which ran on BBC1 from October 1964 to May 1970.
This Is Your Life was an American reality documentary series broadcast on NBC radio from 1948 to 1952, and on NBC television from 1952 to 1961.
Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006.
The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University)The corporate title of the university is The Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Cambridge.
The University of St Andrews (informally known as St Andrews University or simply St Andrews; abbreviated as St And, from the Latin Sancti Andreae, in post-nominals) is a British public research university in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 American musical fantasy family film directed by Mel Stuart, and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.
Winchester College is an independent boarding school for boys in the British public school tradition, situated in Winchester, Hampshire.
You Must Be the Husband is a British comedy television series starring Tim Brooke-Taylor in the title role of Tom Hammond, and Diane Keen as his wife, Alice Hammond, with Sheila Steafel as Alice's literary agent, Miranda Shaw.
The Birthday Honours 2011 for the Commonwealth realms were announced on 11 June 2011 in the United Kingdom,United Kingdom: New Zealand, (8 July 2011) 97 New Zealand Gazette 2829.