Series 1 interviews

The Rebel Interviews: Simon Callow
Simon Callow (Henry Palmer)

"It has a weird, eccentric energy which I responded to very warmly."

The Rebel Interviews: Bill Paterson
Bill Paterson (Charles)

"This could certainly open people's eyes. That's what good comedy should do."

The Rebel Interviews: Anita Dobson
Anita Dobson (Margaret)

"I hate queuing. I hate it when you go into a bank and not enough staff are on the tills."

The Rebel Interviews: Anna Crilly
Anna Crilly (Cath)

"Cath is uptight. I thought she has probably had anger management counselling."

The Rebel Interviews: Amit Shah
Amit Shah (Jeremy)

"Older people are not as old-fashioned as one might think."

The Rebel Interviews: Andrew Birch
Andrew Birch (Creator and Writer)

"The structure of a cartoon strip and a sitcom are not that different."

Dawn French
Dawn French

One half of comedy duo, French and Saunders, she's part of our comic royalty.

Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood

Ever since New Faces Victoria Wood has been making the nation chortle

Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry

We salute Stephen Fry, one of the country's wittiest comedy all-rounders.

Richard Curtis
Richard Curtis

Screen writer extraordinaire

Jennifer Saunders
Jennifer Saunders

Over the last 20 years, Jennifer Saunders has become one of the UK's best known comics.

Julie Walters
Julie Walters

Julie Walters is one of our best-loved and most versatile superstars...

David Walliams
David Walliams

One of the Britain's most versatile comedians.

Matt Lucas
Matt Lucas

From Vic & Bob to Little Britain the catch phrase king.

Miranda Hart
Miranda Hart

Her sitcom ‘Miranda’ has recently been showered with comedy awards.

David Jason
David Jason

Whether cocky cockney or dour detective he always delights critics and the public.

Ronnie Barker
Ronnie Barker

He served time in Porridge and ruled the till in Open All Hours.

Jo Brand
Jo Brand

The queen of stand-up, the mistress of the panel show and the star of Getting On.

Barry Cryer
Barry Cryer

He's written gags for the most famous comedy names and is a panel show regular.

Rebecca Front
Rebecca Front

Rebecca is that rare talent - she's mastered both comedy and straight roles.

Top 20 funniest festive jokes for 2017 revealed!
Top 20 funniest festive jokes for 2017 revealed!

A gag about PM Theresa May wins our competition to find the best modern Xmas cracker joke.

What is Henry IX?
What is Henry IX?

Henry IX is our new show here at Gold, but what's it all about?

Two New Specials with Sir David Jason come to Gold
Two New Specials with Sir David Jason

Two new retrospective specials featuring Sir David Jason are set to arrive at Gold.

Funniest modern cracker jokes revealed
Funniest modern cracker jokes revealed

Top 10 side splitters that won our funniest joke of 2013 Twitter competition.

Greats At Eight: Only Fools and Horses
Greats At Eight: Only Fools and Horses

Our Greats At Eight continues with with daddy of them all. Only a fool would miss it!

About New Yes, Prime Minister
About New Yes, Prime Minister

The latest instalment of this legendary political sitcom.

Greats At Eight: Still Open All Hours
Greats At Eight: Still Open All Hours

Roy Clarke's sequel sitcom that has proved every bit as glorious as the original.

Paul Eddington profile
Paul Eddington profile

Best known for his performances as Jim Hacker and Jerry Leadbetter

Nigel Hawthorne profile
Nigel Hawthorne profile

One of Britain's most highly regarded actors, with Sir Humphrey his finest comic roles.

About Yes, Minister
About Yes, Minister

The exploits of James Hacker MP and his rise from Department of Administrative Affairs

About Yes, Prime Minister
About Yes, Prime Minister

All about the original series featuring PM Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby.

Ben Elton profile
Profile of Ben Elton

Delve into the sparkling career of Ben Elton right here

Blackadder II: Behind the scenes
Blackadder II: Behind the scenes

A shift to the Elizabethan era and a change of focus for the series.

Richard Curtis profile
Richard Curtis profile

Writer, director and Comic Relief mastermind, Richard Curtis is a British institution.

The Black Adder
The Black Adder

Back to the beginning with a look behind the scenes of The Black Adder.

Blackadder II
Blackadder II

Back to the time when Blackadder became a hit - with practically everyone quoting it.

Blackadder the Third
Blackadder the Third

Whereas his predecessor clashed with Elizabeth I, Blackadder the Third faced Prince Regent

Blackadder Goes Forth
Blackadder Goes Forth

The trenches of World War One is the unlikely setting for the fourth series.

Miranda Richardson Profile
Miranda Richardson Profile

Forget Judi Dench or Cate Blanchett ? the finest screen Elizabeth I is Miranda Richardson.

Rowan Atkinson profile
Rowan Atkinson profile

From blundering Mr Bean to cruelly cunning Blackadder, we celebrate the career of Rowan.

Tim McInnerny profile
Tim McInnerny profile

Find out all about the blundering Lord Percy and weaselly Captain Darling.

Tony Robinson profile
Tony Robinson profile

From child star to Baldrick to Time Team, trace the cunning career of Tony Robinson.

Stephen Fry profile
Stephen Fry profile

Get the scoop on the QI host, top tweeter, playwright, comedian, traveller and actor.

John Cleese profile
John Cleese profile

Writer and actor John Cleese is a legend in the comedy world.

About Fawlty Towers
About Fawlty Towers

Fawlty Towers is the classic example of the short and perfectly formed sitcom.

Prunella Scales interview
Prunella Scales interview

Prunella Scales is one of Britain's best-loved actresses with Fawlty Towers a highpoint.

Fawlty Towers: Where are they now?
Fawlty Towers: Where are they now?

When Fawlty Towers closed its doors for the last time, what became of the cast?

About The Vicar of Dibley
About The Vicar of Dibley

There's a new vicar in the village called Gerry - but she's a woman who likes nun jokes.

Dibley's Defining Moment
Dibley's Defining Moment

We pick our favourite Dibley moment, but do you agree with our choice?

Dawn French
Dawn French

One half of comedy duo, French and Saunders, she's part of our comic royalty.

About The Royle Family
About The Royle Family

The everyday working-class housebound existence of Jim Royle and family.

10 things you didn't know about The Royle Family
10 things you didn't know about The Royle Family

Allow us to enlighten you about Britain's first family with 10 top facts.

Ricky Tomlinson profile
Ricky Tomlinson profile

Ricky Tomlinson has come a long way from poor wartime beginnings to TV and cinema star.

About My Family
About My Family

Meet Ben, a disgruntled dentist, his long-suffering wife Susan and their three children.

Robert Lindsay profile
Robert Lindsay profile

Robert Lindsay has proved himself adept in comedy, musicals and drama on stage and screen.

Fred Barron Interview
My Family: Fred Barron Interview

The creator of My Family talks about the show's early days and making it in the UK.

About the Show
About Dinnerladies

Victoria Wood served up a treat with her first sitcom, set in a staff canteen

Victoria Wood profile
Victoria Wood profile

Victoria Wood has built a career in comedy, on stage, screen and sitcom.

Julie Walters profile
Julie Walters profile

Straddling the worlds of comedy and drama, Julie Walters is one of our best-loved stars.

About Only Fools and Horses
About Only Fools and Horses

Just how did the Beeb go about bringing the Trotters to our TV screens?

Hot to Trot: How to be a Trotter
Hot to Trot: How to be a Trotter

Don't be a plonker! Follow our golden rules on How to Be a Trotter.

David Jason Interview
David Jason Interview

We tracked down one of the best known faces on British TV for a quick chinwag.

Only Fools: Top Ten Moments
Only Fools: Top Ten Moments

Here are the ten best Only Fools moments as voted by Gold viewers. In reverse order...

Del Boy's Top Ten Scams
Del Boy's Top Ten Scams

We look at the best (or should that be worst?) scams Del has trotted out.

About One Foot in the Grave
About One Foot in the Grave

All about the show that gave retirement a bad name and made us yell "I don't believe it!"

Annette Crosbie Interview
Annette Crosbie Interview

We caught up with the BAFTA-winning actress, also known for her role in Calendar Girls.

About Ab Fab
About Ab Fab

Take a magazine editor, a PR professional, gallons of Bollinger and you have Ab Fab.

June Whitfield
June Whitfield

June Whitfield has been a comedy great for decades. Here's a quick guide to her life.

About: Keeping Up Appearances
About: Keeping Up Appearances

Sitcom from the pen of Roy Clarke creator of Open All Hours and Last of the Summer Wine.

Patricia Routledge Interview
Patricia Routledge Interview

Patricia Routledge, busybody sleuth Hetty Wainthropp and super snob Hyacinth Bucket.

About Outnumbered
About Outnumbered

All about the family sitcom with a difference, from the creators of Drop the Dead Donkey.

About Porridge
About Porridge

Ronnie Barker stars as old lag Stanley Fletcher, with Richard Beckinsale as Lennie Godber.

Behind the Bars of Porridge
Behind the Bars of Porridge

The writers, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais, take us on a behind-the-scenes tour.

Ronnie Barker profile
Ronnie Barker Profile

How did a humble lad from Bedford become one of the greatest performers of his generation?

Porridge: Top Ten Episodes
Porridge: Top Ten Episodes

Our top ten episodes that make it abundantly clear why Porridge's popularity has endured.

About Open All Hours
About Open All Hours

Written by Roy Clarke, Open All Hours was inspired by a Two Ronnies sketch.

About Last of the Summer Wine
About Last of the Summer Wine

The world's longest running sitcom set in the fictional Yorkshire town of Homfirth.

John Challis Interview
John Challis Interview

We speak to the star of The Green, Green Grass and Only Fools and Horses.

Sue Holderness Interview
Sue Holderness Interview

We catch-up with the star of The Green Green Grass and Only Fools and Horses.

About The Green Green Grass
About The Green Green Grass

Escape to the country with a difference, as Boycie and Marlene go on the run.

About As Time Goes By
About As Time Goes By

All about the sitcom where love blossoms at last for Jean and Lionel.

About the Good Life
About the Good Life

The classic comedy about midlife crisis and for some thoughts turn to pigs and veg.

About To the Manor Born
About To the Manor Born

The idea of opposites attracting is a sitcom staple, with To the Manor Born the best.

About The Brittas Empire
About The Brittas Empire

Gordon Brittas is a leisure centre manager with a dream - and a clipboard to carry it out.

About 'Allo 'Allo
About 'Allo 'Allo

We look back at the hit sitcom where farce was mixed WWII history.

About Bread
About Bread

They're making and they're taking. We take a slice of Bread and go behind the scenes.

About Gavin & Stacey
About Gavin & Stacey

From New York to LA, sorry, from Barry to Billericay with the long-distance rom com.

About Come Fly With Me
About Come Fly With Me

Read about Matt Lucas and David Walliams' follow-up to Little Britain.

About Bring Me Morecambe And Wise
Bring Me Morecambe And Wise

This exclusive series delves behind-the-scenes of one of Britain's best-loved acts.

Owen Newitt
Owen Newitt

Owen Newitt

Hugo Horton
Hugo Horton

Hugo Horton

Jim Trott
Jim Trott

Jim Trott

Frank Pickle
Frank Pickle

Frank Pickle