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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:

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:

I'm rather relaxed about death. From quite an early age I've regarded it as part of the deal, the unwritten guarantee that comes with your birth certificate. - Birmingham Evening Mail (UK) 25 September 1993 See more »

Trivia:

He owned a Sony CV-2000, one of the first video recorders, which was introduced in 1965 and he used to capture many of his own television performances which would otherwise not exist today. See more »

Nickname:

The thief of bad gags.

Star Sign:

Gemini

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