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.
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.
Ben Elton's acclaimed sitcom about Shakespeare comes to Gold for the very first time.
The late, great Victoria Wood's canteen-based sitcom starring Wood herself.
The exploits of James Hacker MP and his rise from Department of Administrative Affairs
Dawn French stars as the irreverent reverend coming to terms with a brand-new parish.
All about the original series featuring PM Jim Hacker and Sir Humphrey Appleby.
Absolutely classic sitcom about the insane antics of hapless hotel manager Basil Fawlty.
Ben has had a hand in some of the most enduring and influential TV programmes ever made.
Self-sufficiency in suburbia with Richard Briers and Felicity Kendall.
A shift to the Elizabethan era and a change of focus for the series.
Twenty years ago, Victoria Wood put pen to paper and wrote her first sitcom, dinnerladies.
Writer, director and Comic Relief mastermind, Richard Curtis is a British institution.
The story of the show that served up generous helpings of hilarity from a factory canteen.
Back to the beginning with a look behind the scenes of The Black Adder.
Ruth Jones and James Cordon's much-loved sitcom wraps up our Greats At Eight season.
Back to the time when Blackadder became a hit - with practically everyone quoting it.
With ten episodes, each set on a specific date, Victoria broadened the show for Series 2.
Whereas his predecessor clashed with Elizabeth I, Blackadder the Third faced Prince Regent
From an unusual royal visit to an unlikely sex scandal, it's a crazy world in the canteen.
The trenches of World War One is the unlikely setting for the fourth series.
The raucous comedy about a bickering couple that positively revels its tacky 80s setting.
Forget Judi Dench or Cate Blanchett ? the finest screen Elizabeth I is Miranda Richardson.
It may be the Roaring Twenties upstairs, but downstairs it’s hard work as usual.
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.
Ripping up the blueprint of what a sitcom was supposed to be, this show was one of a kind.
Get the scoop on the QI host, top tweeter, playwright, comedian, traveller and actor.
Glorious send-up of the trendy new media scene from Chris Morris and Charlie Brooker.
Writer and actor John Cleese is a legend in the comedy world.
The best sitcom wedding episodes as a certain very famous couple prepare to tie the knot.
Fawlty Towers is the classic example of the short and perfectly formed sitcom.
Over one weekend, Gold celebrates the 35th birthday of the beloved British sitcom.
Prunella Scales is one of Britain's best-loved actresses with Fawlty Towers a highpoint.
Rik and Ade take their violent, nihilistic double act to a whole new level. Downwards.
When Fawlty Towers closed its doors for the last time, what became of the cast?
As well as the TV show, Rik and Ade had the cheek to get their Bottom out, live on stage.
There's a new vicar in the village called Gerry - but she's a woman who likes nun jokes.
Watch the very first episode on the same day, at the same time, 50 years on.
We pick our favourite Dibley moment, but do you agree with our choice?
The irrepressible Mr Khan and his family return with their comic slice of family life.
One half of comedy duo, French and Saunders, she's part of our comic royalty.
Don't panic! It's going to be a bumpy journey but Dad's Army will make it onto the BBC!
The everyday working-class housebound existence of Jim Royle and family.
Ten fascinating facts about Mainwaring's plucky platoon of veteran volunteers.
Allow us to enlighten you about Britain's first family with 10 top facts.
The myth about "Klop!", where you can actually view the Fallen Madonna and much more...
Ricky Tomlinson has come a long way from poor wartime beginnings to TV and cinema star.
One of the most celebrated writing partnerships in comedy history began with Dad's Army.
Meet Ben, a disgruntled dentist, his long-suffering wife Susan and their three children.
Terry and Gemma are back for another feature-length murder mystery...
Robert Lindsay has proved himself adept in comedy, musicals and drama on stage and screen.
Johnny Vegas tells us about his latest Draper’s Tours adventure.
The creator of My Family talks about the show's early days and making it in the UK.
It was only right that we sat down with Sian Gibson as she returns for Death on the Tyne
Even a comedy virtuoso like Victoria Wood was daunted when it came to writing a sitcom.
Brand new documentary about the UK's favourite double act and their adventures in the US.
Victoria Wood built an acclaimed 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 and gags galore was mixed with WWII history.
They're making and they're taking. We take a slice of Bread and go behind the scenes.