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Bob Monkhouse... The Million Joke Man

Bob Monkhouse... The Million Joke Man

  • TV documentary
  • Gold
  • 2015
  • 3 episodes (1 series)

Paul O'Grady presents a three part retrospective celebrating the extraordinary career of joke machine Bob Monkhouse. Features Paul O'Grady, Colin Edmonds and Bob Monkhouse.

Episode menu

Series 1, Episode 3 - The Elder Statesman Of Comedy

Paul O'Grady charts Bob Monkhouse's reinvention as the elder statesman of British comedy from 1994 to his death in 2003 and sees how at the end of his life Bob was performing some of his most outstanding comedic work. Paul marvels at Bob's final stage performance, and tells the story of how his prized joke books went missing from the BBC.


This episode is dedicated to Peter Prichard, Bob's manager, 1932 - 2014.

Broadcast details

Wednesday 17th June 2015
60 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Tuesday 23rd June 2015 10:20pm Gold
Sunday 4th October 2015 8:00pm Gold
Monday 5th October 2015 11:00pm Gold
Saturday 10th October 2015 2:00pm Gold
Sunday 24th January 2016 8:00pm Gold
Saturday 30th January 2016 12:05pm Gold
Monday 29th May 2017 12:40pm Gold
Tuesday 30th May 2017 11:40am Gold
Saturday 24th June 2017 7:00am Gold
Monday 26th June 2017 10:20am Gold
Saturday 18th November 2017 7:45am Gold
Saturday 25th November 2017 7:10am Gold
Sunday 18th March 2018 7:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 21st October 2018 7:50am Gold
Saturday 27th October 2018 8:35am Gold
Sunday 28th April 2019 10:05am Gold
Saturday 4th May 2019 7:50am Gold
Sunday 6th October 2019 7:00pm Yesterday
Sunday 21st June 2020 7:15am Gold
Saturday 27th June 2020 7:10am Gold
Tuesday 27th July 2021 3:10am Gold
Tuesday 30th November 2021 1:50am Gold
Monday 24th January 2022 1:00am Gold
Monday 24th January 2022 7:10am Gold
Saturday 29th January 2022 1:35am Gold

Cast & crew

Paul O'Grady Host / Presenter
Colin Edmonds Self
Bob Monkhouse Self (Archive Material)
Guest cast
Eamonn Holmes Self
Abigail Williams Self
Jon Culshaw Self
Junior Simpson Self
Bobby Bragg Self
James Moir Self
David Renwick Self
Joe Pasquale Self
Dominic Holland Self
Debra Stephenson Self
Steve Punt Self
Tony Blackburn Self
Geoff Miles Self
Ricky Grover Self
Gaby Roslin Self
Alan Nixon Self
John Murphy Self
Alan Dedicoat Self
John Rooney Self
Jackie Monkhouse Self (Archive Material) (Voice)
Kevin Bishop Self
Writing team
Paul Minett Writer
Brian Leveson Writer
Production team
Mark Wells Director
Colin Edmonds Series Producer
Simon Lupton Executive Producer
Mark Wells Executive Producer
Paul Trewartha Editor

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