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Bob Monkhouse (1928–2003)


One of British TV's most popular performers with a career that spanned over four decades, funny-man Bob Monkhouse started off as a radio broadcaster (1947) and stand-up comic. He earned success early on as a gag writer, partnering with Denis Goodwin. In 1953, the duo won their own TV show called Fast and Loose (1954), which was sketch-comedy based.... See full bio »

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Known For

(1960)
Carry On Sergeant Charlie Sage
(1958)
The Big Noise Writer
(1964)
(1961)

Filmography

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 2003 Bob Hope at 100 (TV Movie documentary)
 2003 Behind the Laughter (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 20 October 2003 (2003) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 13 October 2003 (2003) ... (writer)
 1998 Bob Monkhouse: Over the Limit (TV Special documentary)
 1997 What a Performance! (TV Series) (written by - 1 episode)
- Camp (1997) ... (written by)
 1995-1996 Bob Monkhouse on the Spot (TV Series) (writer - 12 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.5 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1996) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1996) ... (writer)
 1994 Bob Monkhouse Exposes Himself (Video) (uncredited)
 1994 An Audience with Bob Monkhouse (TV Special documentary) (uncredited)
 1987 Wogan (TV Series) (special material - 1 episode)
- Wogan's Radio Fun (1987) ... (special material)
 1978 Bonkers! (TV Series) (writer)
 1977 Marti (TV Series) (sketch - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.7 (1977) ... (sketch)
 1977 I'm Bob, He's Dickie (TV Series)
 1974 The Golden Shot (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #6.1 (1974) ... (writer)
 1973 The Bob Monkhouse Offensive (TV Movie)
 1972 The Bob Monkhouse Show (TV Series)
 1972 Saturday Variety (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1972) ... (writer)
 1965 Mad Movies (TV Series) (creator - 17 episodes)
- Episode #1.9 (1965) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.8 (1965) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.7 (1965) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.6 (1965) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (1965) ... (creator)
 1964 The Big Noise (TV Series) (creator - 6 episodes)
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... (creator)
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... (creator)
- The Ledge (1964) ... (creator)
 1961 Dentist on the Job (additional sequences)
 1960 Dentist in the Chair (additional scenes)
 1959 Saturday Spectacular (TV Series) (2 episodes)
 1957-1958 My Pal Bob (TV Series) (script - 10 episodes)
- Episode #2.6 (1958) ... (script)
- Episode #2.5 (1958) ... (script)
- Episode #2.4 (1958) ... (script)
- Episode #2.3 (1958) ... (script)
- Episode #2.2 (1958) ... (script)
 1957 Early to Braden (TV Series)
 1956 Safari (additional dialogue - uncredited)
 1954-1955 Fast and Loose (TV Series) (writer - 10 episodes)
- Episode #2.5 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.4 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.3 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.2 (1955) ... (writer)
- Episode #2.1 (1955) ... (writer)
 1954 The Pat Kirkwood Show (TV Mini-Series) (script - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1954) ... (script)
- Episode #1.1 (1954) ... (script)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Autobiography: Crying with Laughter (1993) See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 2 Interviews | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bob Monkhouse OBE

Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Next Thursday at the polls, it won't just be Bob it'll be Britain saying Opportunity Knocks (1956). And if we put Maggie (Margaret Thatcher) back in for the third time we'll all be winners. (During the 1987 general election campaign) See more »

Trivia:

He owned a Sony CV-2000, one of the first video recorders, which was introduced in 1965 and he used it to capture many of his own television performances which would otherwise not exist today. Over the period from the late 1960s until his death, his collection grew to a vast library of over 150,000 hours of material. As television companies routinely wiped their own copies in those days, many ... See more »

Nickname:

The thief of bad gags.

Star Sign:

Gemini

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