Dick Turpin

Stand and deliver! Perhaps the most famous highwayman of all time, Dick Turpin is portrayed as a dashing and daring 18th century horseman who rode 190 miles from London to York on his mare, Black Bess. In fact, although Turpin existed, his famous ride was sadly fictional!

Continue reading

Waiting for God

Often, the biggest laughs in sitcoms come from the oldest characters: think Uncle Albert in Only Fools and Horses, Nana in The Royle Family and Father Jack in Father Ted. So, when Waiting for God appeared on our screens in 1990 as a sitcom that revolved entirely around the lives of residents in a retirement home, we knew we were going to be in for plenty of laughs.

Continue reading

John Cleese

Writer and actor John Cleese has been entertaining people for more than 50 years and even at the age of 77, he shows no signs of slowing down. In April this year, the veteran entertainer revealed he was to star in a new BBC sitcom, Edith, in which he would play Phil, the ex-boyfriend of widow Edith – who will be played by Alison Steadman.

Continue reading

Casualty

The BBC1 show Casualty is the world’s longest-running medical drama TV series – and it still manages to retain its prime-time slot after being on our screens for more than 30 years. Created by Paul Unwin and Jeremy Brock, it was first broadcast on 6th September 1986. Continue reading