Best known for his performances as Jim Hacker and Jerry Leadbetter
One of Britain's most highly regarded actors, with Sir Humphrey his finest comic roles.
Henry IX is our new show here at Gold, but what's it all about?
Two new retrospective specials featuring Sir David Jason are set to arrive at Gold.
Ricky share his experiences as a comedian.
The votes are in! See the funniest festive jokes for 2016.
Top 10 side splitters that won our funniest joke of 2013 Twitter competition.
The latest instalment of this legendary political sitcom.
The exploits of James Hacker MP and his rise from Department of Administrative Affairs
All about the original series featuring PM Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby.
Delve into the sparkling career of Ben Elton right here
A shift to the Elizabethan era and a change of focus for the series.
Writer, director and Comic Relief mastermind, Richard Curtis is a British institution.
Back to the beginning with a look behind the scenes of The Black Adder.
Back to the time when Blackadder became a hit - with practically everyone quoting it.
Whereas his predecessor clashed with Elizabeth I, Blackadder the Third faced Prince Regent
The trenches of World War One is the unlikely setting for the fourth series.
Forget Judi Dench or Cate Blanchett – the finest screen Elizabeth I is Miranda Richardson.
From blundering Mr Bean to cruelly cunning Blackadder, we celebrate the career of Rowan.
Find out all about the blundering Lord Percy and weaselly Captain Darling.
From child star to Baldrick to Time Team, trace the cunning career of Tony Robinson.
Get the scoop on the QI host, top tweeter, playwright, comedian, traveller and actor.
Writer and actor John Cleese is a legend in the comedy world.
Fawlty Towers is the classic example of the short and perfectly formed sitcom.
Prunella Scales is one of Britain's best-loved actresses with Fawlty Towers a highpoint.
When Fawlty Towers closed its doors for the last time, what became of the cast?
There's a new vicar in the village called Gerry - but she's a woman who likes nun jokes.
We pick our favourite Dibley moment, but do you agree with our choice?
One half of comedy duo, French and Saunders, she's part of our comic royalty.
The everyday working-class housebound existence of Jim Royle and family.
Allow us to enlighten you about Britain's first family with 10 top facts.
Ricky Tomlinson has come a long way from poor wartime beginnings to TV and cinema star.
Meet Ben, a disgruntled dentist, his long-suffering wife Susan and their three children.
Robert Lindsay has proved himself adept in comedy, musicals and drama on stage and screen.
The creator of My Family talks about the show's early days and making it in the UK.
Victoria Wood served up a treat with her first sitcom, set in a staff canteen
Victoria Wood has built a career in comedy, on stage, screen and sitcom.
Straddling the worlds of comedy and drama, Julie Walters is one of our best-loved stars.
Just how did the Beeb go about bringing the Trotters to our TV screens?
Don't be a plonker! Follow our golden rules on How to Be a Trotter.
We tracked down one of the best known faces on British TV for a quick chinwag.
Here are the ten best Only Fools moments as voted by Gold viewers. In reverse order...
We look at the best (or should that be worst?) scams Del has trotted out.
All about the show that gave retirement a bad name and made us yell "I don't believe it!"
We caught up with the BAFTA-winning actress, also known for her role in Calendar Girls.
Take a magazine editor, a PR professional, gallons of Bollinger and you have Ab Fab.
June Whitfield has been a comedy great for decades. Here's a quick guide to her life.
Sitcom from the pen of Roy Clarke creator of Open All Hours and Last of the Summer Wine.
Patricia Routledge, busybody sleuth Hetty Wainthropp and super snob Hyacinth Bucket.
All about the family sitcom with a difference, from the creators of Drop the Dead Donkey.
Ronnie Barker stars as old lag Stanley Fletcher, with Richard Beckinsale as Lennie Godber.
The writers, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, take us on a behind-the-scenes tour.
How did a humble lad from Bedford become one of the greatest performers of his generation?
Our top ten episodes that make it abundantly clear why Porridge's popularity has endured.
Written by Roy Clarke, Open All Hours was inspired by a Two Ronnies sketch.
The world's longest running sitcom set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Homfirth.
We speak to the star of The Green, Green Grass and Only Fools and Horses.
We catch-up with the star of The Green Green Grass and Only Fools and Horses.
Escape to the country with a difference, as Boycie and Marlene go on the run.
All about the sitcom where love blossoms at last for Jean and Lionel.
The classic comedy about midlife crisis and for some thoughts turn to pigs and veg.
The idea of opposites attracting is a sitcom staple, with To the Manor Born the best.
Gordon Brittas is a leisure centre manager with a dream - and a clipboard to carry it out.
We look back at the hit sitcom where farce was mixed WWII history.
They're making and they're taking. We take a slice of Bread and go behind the scenes.
From New York to LA, sorry, from Barry to Billericay with the long-distance rom com.
Read about Matt Lucas and David Walliams' follow-up to Little Britain.
This exclusive series delves behind the scenes of one of Britain's best-loved acts.
All about the creator of Last Of The Summer Wine and Open All Hours.
All about Boycie's wife Marlene, who has soft spot for Del Boy.
All about the Peckham boy with delusions of grandeur.
The gang returned to the English countryside for the Comic Strip's 30th anniversary.
Actress, former model, comedy genius, national treasure and Patsy Stone (39).
Jo Brand’s Great Wall Of Comedy delves into the comedy archives.
She's tall and she's funny, she's Miranda Hart.
With his bad sweaters and monstrous arrogance Alan Partridge is the King of Chat.
More about the show featuring Ireland's funniest and proudest mother, Agnes Brown.
A Victorian comedy adventure in the style of Charles Dickens.
From Kevin the teenager to Loadsa Money, get nostalgic with your favourite catchphrases...
Find out more about the man behind Kevin the Teenager...
A regular guest on QI and Have I Got News for You, Jo Brand is one funny lady.
Mixing comedy and drama from Big Train to Lewis, Rebecca Front is one of our great actors.
He's written for some of comedy's greatest acts and is a regular panellist and expert.
With her sharp put downs and pithy observations, Brand has become the queen of the quote.
Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's 6 Days of Gold Class Comedy!
Matt Lucas and David Walliams’ favourite characters plonked in holiday destinations
Panel game in which players must speak for one minute on any subject asked of them.
Nicholas Parsons began as a serious actor, concentrating on comedy.
Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie dazzle in PG Wodehouse’s most famous comic creations.
From deep interviews to rare material, Gold goes behind the glasses of the legendary duo