Ivan is the overemotional presenter of Daytime Goodmorning Daytime. Behind his cheerful exterior beats the heart of a violent, emotional psychopath who goes to pieces at the slightest hint of bad news.
Here he is in possibly his best sketch, In The Greenhouse with, as ever, his old chum Colin Ditchmoore. Rob Newman is, as always, absolutely brilliant. One of the most understated comedians of our time.
Sketch from the 1992 series of The Mary Whitehouse Experience.
Rob Newman as Robert Smith singing 'The Laughing Policeman' (a very jolly song indeed) in The Cure's usual style (not very jolly at all), poking fun at the period when The Cure released 'happy' and 'poppy' songs. Brilliant!
Featuring: Robert Newman.
A vrilliant clip from the show, depicting how the Americans might broadcast the World Cup when goes to the States in 1994.
The Mary Whitehouse Experience. The only three History Today sketches from series 2.
On The South Bank Show tonight we're talking to the most neglected composer and lyricist of our time, Ralph. He is believed to be the greatest composer of football chants and playground songs in Britain.