The Unforgettable...

Sunday, 8 August 2010, 9:00PM – 10:00PM on ITV1

Bob Monkhouse

ITV has commissioned another series of the successful format ‘The Unforgettable…’ which celebrates the lives of legendary entertainers. The first in this series will look back at comedy legend, actor and presenter Bob Monkhouse.

Bob Monkhouse was one of the nation’s best loved stars, whose extensive showbiz career will be showcased in this hour long documentary. The show will feature archive footage of the comedy favourite in a host of his best loved TV shows, as well as other highlights from his multi-facted career. As well as featuring many clips there will be special guest interviews from co-stars, family members and friends.

Bob Monkhouse began his career as a stand-up comedian but is best known for hosting some of the UK’s best loved TV shows. He was the consummate ringleader on the biggest rating quiz shows including The Golden Shot, Celebrity Squares, Bob’s Full House and Opportunity Knocks, bringing his impeccable comedic timing and unique talent for ‘ad-libbing’ to the forefront.

He also fronted his own chat show called The Bob Monkhouse Show which aired in 1983. As well as big name guests from the worlds of TV and film, it allowed Bob to champion new comedians, giving them a platform from which to attract the viewing public.

The Unforgettable… is a North One production for ITV1 and is commissioned by Elaine Bedell, Director of Entertainment and Comedy, ITV. The executive producer is John Quinn, North One.

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