Bob Monkhouse. Copyright: BBC.

The Secret Life Of Bob Monkhouse

BBC Four documentary. 1 episode in 2011. Features Bob Monkhouse and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Bob Monkhouse. Copyright: BBC.

The Secret Life Of Bob Monkhouse

A look back at the life and career of comedian Bob Monkhouse through a collection of previously unseen archive material

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2011
Channel
BBC Four
Episodes
1
Features
Bob Monkhouse and Julian Rhind-Tutt
Producer
Andy Humphries

BBC Four presents this 90-minute documentary looking back at the career of Bob Monkhouse, one of Britain's greatest all-round entertainers.

Monkhouse was one of the great comedians of his age, styling himself in the more American-style of a gag-man who over the course of his career built up massive joke books (one of which famously went missing but was eventually returned), and also as possibly Britain's greatest game show host.

This documentary looks into Monkhouse's career, sing previously never-before-seen material. This includes clips from his video archive, which consisted of over 50,000 VHS tapes and 400 film prints.

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Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 3rd January 2011 on BBC Four at 9pm
Episode length
90 minutes
Last repeat
Saturday 19th January 2019 at 10:00pm