Bob Monkhouse. Copyright: BBC
The Secret Life Of Bob Monkhouse

The Secret Life Of Bob Monkhouse

  • TV documentary
  • BBC Four
  • 2011
  • 1 episode

A look back at the life and career of comedian Bob Monkhouse through a collection of previously unseen archive material. Features Bob Monkhouse and Julian Rhind-Tutt.

Bob Monkhouse. Copyright: BBC

Key details

Genre
Documentary
Broadcast
2011
Channels
BBC Four
Episodes
1
Features
Bob Monkhouse and Julian Rhind-Tutt
Producers
Andy Humphries and Karen Steyn
Companies

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.

Additional details

Production
Studio
Picture
Colour

Broadcast details

First broadcast
Monday 3rd January 2011 at 9pm on BBC Four
Episode length
90 minutes
Most recent repeats
  • Wednesday 10th February 2021 at 9:00pm on BBC4
  • Saturday 8th August 2020 at 10:45pm on BBC4
  • Saturday 14th December 2019 at 10:35pm on BBC4

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