Arthur Askey. Copyright: BBC.

Arthur Askey

Arthur Askey was a comedian and actor, and a very early television performer, appearing on the BBC during the 1930s. Born in Liverpool, he became a much-loved comic across records, television, stage, radio and film, where he enjoyed a string of his own starring vehicles. Working right up until a few months before his death in 1982, celebrated catchphrases include "Hello, playmates!", "I thang yew", and "before your very eyes...".

Arthur Askey CBE
Wednesday 6th June 1900
Tuesday 16th November 1982 (aged 82)


Year Production Role
2012 Michael Grade's History Of The Pantomime Dame Self (Archive Material)
1979 Puss-In-Boots Dame Flora
1976 Tommy Cooper's Guest Night Guest
1972 The Alf Garnett Saga Self
1970 David Nixon's Magic Box - Series 1
  1. E5 - Episode Five
1963 Arthur Askey Time Self
1961 The Dickie Henderson Show - Series 1
  1. E25 - The Butler
The Butler
1959 Make Mine A Million Arthur Ashton
1959 Make Mine A Million Writer (Additional Material)
1957 Askey Galore! Self
1955 Arthur Askey Self
1955 Love And Kisses Actor
1951 Arthur Askey Self

Non-comedy TV and film credits might be found here:
Arthur Askey on IMDb

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