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 Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 10 Jan 17:32

21 Days left on iplayer to watch Bob Monkhouse ..The Last Stand .. He died the same year I believe

Is is a superb 59 minutes from a comedy genius .. well worth a watch

We are forever shaped by the Children we once were
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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: istvan kozma  
Date:   Wed 10 Jan 19:31

Everyone laughed when I said I was going to be a comedian. They`re not laughing now.

KOZMA


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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Wed 10 Jan 20:01

He experienced tragic losses in his private life - both sons died relatively young.

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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 10 Jan 20:24

If you have not watched it guys .. you really should .. whether you liked him or not

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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: AlfonzoBonzo  
Date:   Wed 10 Jan 21:28

Panicked when I saw the title of this thread, then realised there wasn’t a (D) beside the name. Imagine my relief.

Show us yer....
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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: red-star-par  
Date:   Wed 10 Jan 22:00

About 20 odd years ago I had a job at Sky TV. One night, the guy next to me was having a right good chortle to himself and he stared gesturing at me to look at his screen and I seen he was talking to Bob Monkhouse. Bob had called up for something and had just started reeling off the gags. I had never really been that fond of him, but I picked up the phone line to listen in, and then my manager came along and before you knew it there were about 10 of us crowded round listening on the speaker phone. This tickled Bob no end, and he started testing out some new material he had been working on, ended up being on for about an hour, reeling off joke after joke. He was even asking us to shout out random subjects and he would instantly give us a related joke. It was truly brilliant. The guy was a comedy genius
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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: Big T Par  
Date:   Thu 11 Jan 09:46

Quote:

AlfonzoBonzo, Wed 10 Jan 21:28

Panicked when I saw the title of this thread, then realised there wasn’t a (D) beside the name. Imagine my relief.


Are you Alan Brazil? 🤔

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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Thu 11 Jan 10:04

He was a major collector of old film and TV show footage and was an expert on the subject, with reportedly the biggest library in the country.

He saved a lot of “lost” material for posterity.

He also recorded his jokes and gags etc. in bound volumes and took these to shows etc. for aide memoire reference.

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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: Stanza  
Date:   Mon 15 Jan 08:56

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Buspasspar, Wed 10 Jan 17:32

21 Days left on iplayer to watch Bob Monkhouse ..The Last Stand .. He died the same year I believe

Is is a superb 59 minutes from a comedy genius .. well worth a watch


Saw it last week, excellent programme.

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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: TAFKA_Super_Petrie  
Date:   Mon 15 Jan 16:44

His book is also well worth a read.

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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 07:13

Just got round to watching it this morning. A lovely blend of comedy, poignancy and nostalgia.

Thanks for the heads up, BPP.



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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 12:05

Yes it has a wee bit of everything GG especially for us auld yins who can mind of the people he speaks about

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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 16:05

Just watched it and thoroughly enjoyed it. He was a student of comedy and also a master craftsman at writing and delivering jokes.

The hardest bit was finding it on the iplayer! `Comedy` was easy but I looked under `L` and `M` before I found it under `B`!

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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 18:42

It was flagged up as “The Last Stand “ - search took me there easily.
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 Re: Bob Monkhouse
Topic Originator: wee eck  
Date:   Sat 20 Jan 19:01

I went to the A-Z. Most progs seemed to be classified by surname but not that one. No harm done.

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