"It has a weird, eccentric energy which I responded to very warmly."
"This could certainly open people's eyes. That's what good comedy should do."
"I hate queuing. I hate it when you go into a bank and not enough staff are on the tills."
"Cath is uptight. I thought she has probably had anger management counselling."
"Older people are not as old-fashioned as one might think."
"The structure of a cartoon strip and a sitcom are not that different."
One half of comedy duo, French and Saunders, she's part of our comic royalty.
Ever since New Faces Victoria Wood has been making the nation chortle
We salute Stephen Fry, one of the country's wittiest comedy all-rounders.
Screen writer extraordinaire
Over the last 20 years, Jennifer Saunders has become one of the UK's best known comics.
Julie Walters is one of our best-loved and most versatile superstars...
One of the Britain's most versatile comedians.
From Vic & Bob to Little Britain the catch phrase king.
Her sitcom Miranda has recently been showered with comedy awards.
Whether cocky cockney or dour detective he always delights critics and the public.
He served time in Porridge and ruled the till in Open All Hours.
The queen of stand-up, the mistress of the panel show and the star of Getting On.
He's written gags for the most famous comedy names and is a panel show regular.
Rebecca is that rare talent - she's mastered both comedy and straight roles.
A gag about PM Theresa May wins our competition to find the best modern Xmas cracker joke.
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.
Top 10 side splitters that won our funniest joke of 2013 Twitter competition.
Our Greats At Eight continues with with daddy of them all. Only a fool would miss it!
The latest instalment of this legendary political sitcom.
Roy Clarke's sequel sitcom that has proved every bit as glorious as the original.
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.
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?
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.