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The Two Ronnies Shorts

The Two Ronnies Shorts

The Two Ronnies Shorts

The incomparable Messrs Corbett and Barker in two all-but-forgotten silent slapstick movies from the seventies and eighties - The Picnic and By the Sea

Eric and Ernie

What Do You Think Of It So Far?

Eric and Ernie

Morecambe and Wise continue to be lauded for their Golden Era at the BBC. But are their earlier ATV shows too easily overlooked and deserving of more praise? Brian Slade thinks they do, and explains why

Eric and Ernie's Supporting Cast

Eric and Ernie's Supporting Cast

Eric and Ernie's Supporting Cast

Brian Slade recalls the ever-reliable regulars that supported Morecambe and Wise and thanks you for watching their little show. If you've enjoyed it, it's all be worthwhile!

Morecambe and Wise - Top Ten Guests

Eric and Ernie's Top 10 Guests

Morecambe and Wise - Top Ten Guests

Over the years, Morecambe and Wise entertained some of the most famous top-name celebrity guests performing sketches and comedy dance routines. Here are ten - they’re all the right guests, just not necessarily in the right order

A Charlie Brown Christmas

You're a TV Star, Charlie Brown

A Charlie Brown Christmas

In the history of comic strips, 'Peanuts' is among the most popular and influential. Running in newspapers in 75 countries and with a readership of over 300 million, it is arguably America's biggest export. But when it was animated for TV in 1965, CBS were reluctant to bring it to our screens.

Hanna Barbera cartoons

Hanna-Barbera

Hanna Barbera cartoons

When it comes to the history of the television cartoon series you need look no further than Bill Hanna and Joe Barbera. Creating countless cartoon characters and collecting seven Oscars, eight Emmys and a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, Hanna-Barbera were the masters of their craft.

Oliver Postgate

Book Review: Seeing Things

Oliver Postgate

Widely regarded as the greatest children's storyteller of the modern era, Oliver Postgate describes how he came to create his stories and characters, developing innovative techniques of animation and puppetry

MASH at 50

M*A*S*H at 50

MASH at 50

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of arguably the finest television show US television ever produced, Brian Slade selects his top ten episodes of all time. No easy task when there's 256 to choose from!