Remembering the quintessential fictional 'spiv' Arthur English, who off stage was a humble man, as kind in spirit as he was funny on it
John Esmonde and Bob Larbey have unquestionably been responsible for some of British comedy's best loved programmes. From the comfort of suburbia in The Good Life to the darker world of Mulberry, the writers have given us some of the most memorable characters on television.
Television Heaven pays tribute to the man whose distinctive voice, dishevelled appearance, and incredible talent made him a beloved figure in the entertainment industry.
Terence Feely was, without doubt, one of the most prolific scriptwriters of that dubiously tagged "Golden Age" of British television.
Voted BBC TV Personality of the Year in 1991, awarded an OBE in 1998, CBE in 2006 and a BAFTA fellowship in 2008, Bruce Forsyth was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history. The secret of his success lay in a winning combination of innate talent and a natural rapport with audiences.
Her warm smile, likeable personality and natural comic timing makes her one of Britain’s best loved modern-day television actresses
The founding fathers of British situation comedy. "Without them all our lives would have been filled with a lot less laughter."
The annals of British television history boast a handful of giants whose impact upon the medium has conferred upon them the status of legends. However, towering above them all is a single larger than life figure.
An often underappreciated yet vital component to the success and memory of any TV series or film is its music. In the field of classic British telefantasy there has arguably been no finer exponent than Barry Gray.
For a star so loved by the public, the speed of Larry Grayson’s rise to prime-time stardom was almost immediately matched by his disappearance from the television screens. We pay an affectionate tribute to a "funny, lovely, gentle man."