The Big Noise. Bob Mason (Bob Monkhouse). Copyright: BBC.

The Big Noise

BBC One sitcom. 6 episodes (1 series) in 1964. Stars Bob Monkhouse and Norman Rossington.

Series 1, Episode 2 - The Ledge

A man is sitting on the ledge of a tall building and threatening to throw himself off. Only an audience with his "hero", Bob, can save the day it seems and so the terrified DJ is lowered from a helicopter to try to persuade him not to jump.


This episode no longer exists in the archives. It is missing, believed wiped.

Broadcast details

Friday 25th September 1964
25 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Bob Monkhouse Bob Mason
Norman Rossington Kim Hunter
Guest cast
The Untamed Four Pop group
David Hemmings Mart Robins
Ian Trigger Rev. Wadmore
John Baker Police Inspector
Eugenie Cavanagh (as Eugenie Kavanagh) Social worker
William Holmes Reporter
Leon Sinden TV interviewer
Peter Noble Self
Writing team
Frank Muir Writer
Denis Norden Writer
Production team
Joe McGrath Producer
Roger Andrews Production Designer
Kenny Napier Composer