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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

The Golden Shot
(1967-1975)
Family Fortunes
Family Fortunes Himself - Host
(1980-1983)
Celebrity Squares
Celebrity Squares Himself - Host
(1975-1997)
For Love or Money
For Love or Money Himself - Host
(1959-1960)

Filmography

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 2003 Behind the Laughter (TV Series documentary) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Episode dated 20 October 2003 (2003) ... (writer)
- Episode dated 13 October 2003 (2003) ... (writer)
 2003 Bob Hope at 100 (TV Movie documentary)
 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 An Audience with Bob Monkhouse (TV Special documentary) (uncredited)
 1994 Bob Monkhouse Exposes Himself (Video documentary) (uncredited)
 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)
 1972 Saturday Variety (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.6 (1972) ... (writer)
 1972 The Bob Monkhouse Show (TV Series)
 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)
 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)
 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:

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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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:

Bob died of prostate cancer in 2003. Yet in 2007 he made a "comeback", appearing in a new TV campaign advertising a prostate cancer charity. The ad, made with the blessing of his widow, blends footage of Monkhouse with that of a body double then adds CGI manipulation of his face to match what is being spoken by a sound-alike. See more »

Nickname:

The thief of bad gags.

Star Sign:

Gemini

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