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Gold reveals Britain's Greatest Comedian list

Channel Gold has revealed the shortlist of 30 comedians who will be featured in its show Britain's Greatest Comedian.

British Comedy Guide, 1st May 2019

Two Ronnies TV clip racism row at Stroud school

A Stroud school has issued an apology after horrified parents expressed their shock at being shown what some have referred to as a racist sketch during a school information evening.

Stroud News, 11th October 2018

Shop that inspired Open All Hours may shut down

Shop that inspired BBC comedy could shut after 90 years of trading over healthy and safety complaint about goods outside.

Alexander Robertson, Daily Mail, 15th August 2018

Two Ronnies 'four candles' script sells for £28,000

A buyer has forked out £28,000 for the handwritten script of The Two Ronnies' 'four candles' sketch.

BBC, 1st June 2018

Four Candles sketch set to sell for £40,000

Ronnie Barker's famous 'Four Candles' sketch is set to sell for £40,000 at auction.

Daily Mail, 15th May 2018

Childhood home of Ronnie Barker is now on the market

The childhood Oxford home of late comedian Ronnie Barker is up for sale. The British actor and comedian, who found fame through Porridge and the sketch show The Two Ronnies, with Ronnie Corbett, lived in this family home from five years old.

Aisha Bright, Rightmove, 13th December 2017

Original script of 'Fork Handles' to be auctioned

Penned by Ronnie Barker, the single sheet - handwritten in red ink - is expected to fetch up to £40,000 at auction.

The Guardian, 8th December 2017

The John Sullivan sitcom that was ended before it began

Following the end of his first big hit in the 1970s, Citizen Smith, Sullivan was scouting around for another project, and settled on a comedy about a failing football manager, known as Over The Moon. Brian Wilde was cast in the lead role, whilst director Ray Butt was also on board. The BBC was happy, and gave a six series first run the nod, after a successful pilot was made. Barely weeks later, though, the BBC promptly changed its mind.

Cult Box, 22nd November 2017