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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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Filmography

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 2001 Big Bad World (TV Series)
Ambassador Howard
- Episode #3.3 (2001) ... Ambassador Howard
 1998 Rex the Runt (TV Series)
Johnny Saveloy
- Johnny Saveloy's Undoing (1998) ... Johnny Saveloy (voice)
 1998 Wipeout (TV Series)
 1998 Jonathan Creek (TV Series)
Sylvester Le Fley
- The Scented Room (1998) ... Sylvester Le Fley
 1995 Monkhouse's Memory Masters (TV Mini-Series)
 1995 The Upper Hand (TV Series)
Ray
- Married... with Parents (1995) ... Ray
 1993 All or Nothing at All (TV Mini-Series)
Giles
- Episode #1.3 (1993) ... Giles
- Episode #1.2 (1993) ... Giles
- Episode #1.1 (1993) ... Giles
 1984 Bob's Full House (TV Series)
- Episode #1.2 (1984)
 1981 Out of Order (Short)
 1980 Summer Royal (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1980)
 1979 Bonkers! (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1979)
 1977 I'm Bob, He's Dickie (TV Series)
 1970 Simon Simon (Short)
Photographer
 1969 Galton and Simpson Comedy (TV Series)
George Gosling
- Friends in High Places (1969) ... George Gosling
 1967 Half Hour Story (TV Series)
Q.P.Jakes
- Bug (1967) ... Q.P.Jakes
 1966 Thunderbirds Are GO
Space Navigator Brad Newman / Swinging Star Compere (voice)
 1966 Blackmail (TV Series)
John Harper
- The Tax Man Cometh (1966) ... John Harper
 1966 The Informer (TV Series)
Baretta
- When You Shake Hands with a Greek (1966) ... Baretta
 1966 Crossroads (TV Series)
The guest star
- Episode dated 19 August 1966 (1966) ... The guest star
 1965-1966 Thirty-Minute Theatre (TV Series)
Jerry Janus / Stephen Watson
- The Flipside (1966) ... Jerry Janus
- Love in Triplicate (1965) ... Stephen Watson
 1965 Theatre 625 (TV Series)
Solly Gold
- Enter Solly Gold (1965) ... Solly Gold
 1964 The Big Noise (TV Series)
Bob Mason
- Episode #1.6 (1964) ... Bob Mason
- Episode #1.5 (1964) ... Bob Mason
- Episode #1.4 (1964) ... Bob Mason
- Episode #1.3 (1964) ... Bob Mason
- The Ledge (1964) ... Bob Mason
 1963 The Dickie Henderson Show (TV Series)
- The Double (1963)
 1962 Maid for Murder
Francis Oberon
 1961 A Weekend with Lulu
Fred Scrutton
 1960 Spectacular (TV Series)
Night club comedian
- Dont Stop, Your Killing Me (1960) ... Night club comedian
 1957 Beat Up the Town (TV Movie)
 1955 Christmas Box (TV Movie)
 1954-1955 Fast and Loose (TV Series)
- Episode #2.5 (1955)
- Episode #2.4 (1955)
- Episode #2.3 (1955)
- Episode #2.2 (1955)
- Episode #2.1 (1955)
 1954 Television Christmas Party (TV Movie)
 1952 Secret People
Hairdresser
Show Show Writer (22 credits)
Show Show Music department (1 credit)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (1 credit)
Show Show Self (99 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (26 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Co-Compere of Radio's The Show Band Show with Denis Goodwin, a rôle which they took over from Alfred Marks. He and Denis also co-wrote the show during that period 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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Personal Quote:

I was in Rome recently, and they say "when in Rome, do as the Romans do", so I drove like a bloody maniac! See more »

Trivia:

Two of his three children had predeceased him. His son Gary, who had cerebral palsy, died in 1992. His other son, Simon, died in a Bangkok hotel room from a heroin overdose in 2001. Father and son had been estranged for almost a decade. See more »

Nickname:

The thief of bad gags.

Star Sign:

Gemini

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