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Bob Monkhouse... The Million Joke Man

Gold documentary. 3 episodes (1 series) in 2015. Features Paul O'Grady, Colin Edmonds and Bob Monkhouse.

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

Cast & crew

Regular cast
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

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