Robert Allen Monkhouse OBE (June 1, 1928 – December 29, 2003) was an English entertainer in the traditional sense, though primarily known as a comedian and game show host.
Monkhouse was born in Beckenham, Kent, the son of a prosperous Methodist businessman who owned a business firm (Monk and Glass) that made custard. He was educated at Dulwich College, from which he was expelled, then worked briefly as an animator before his required national service. On leaving the RAF in 1948, he was one of the first comedians to be given a contract by the BBC.
He was originally employed as a scriptwriter for radio comedy in a partnership with Denis Goodwin, who also attended Dulwich College and with whom he also compered the Smash Hits program on Radio Luxembourg. Monkhouse gradually moved over to television, hosting such programmes as Candid Camera in the early 1960s. In addition to this he had an income as a gag-writer for many visiting American comedians (including Bob Hope) when they...
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Thunderbirds Are GO was a British science fiction-adventure motion picture released in 1966. It was the first film based on Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's popular Supermarionation television series Thunderbirds, and followed the first manned mission to Mars.
The new Zero-X, built to be the first manned craft to land on Mars, is prepared for launch. Following an initially successful taxi and take-off, The Hood is on board in disguise taking photographs. Stepping carelessly amongst the hydraulic flight controls, his boot becomes lodged in a vital mechanism causing the pilot to lose control. The Hood, injured and in pain, parachutes from the undercarriage bay, the crew eject safely in their escape capsule, and the Zero-X crashes into the sea before ever leaving the atmosphere.
Following a two-year investigation into the failure of the first mission, during which time a second Zero-X has been built, a commission concludes sabotage. On the eve of the second mission the president of the ...,
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If a more appropriate WikiProject or portal exists, please adjust this template accordingly.Dentist in the Chair is a 1960 British comedy film, directed by Don Chaffey and starring Bob Monkhouse, Ronnie Stevens, Eric Barker and Vincent Ball. The screenplay was written by Val Guest, based on a novel by Matthew Finch. Additional scenes were written by Bob Monkhouse and George Wadmore.
Dentist in the Chair had a sequel, Dentist on the Job.
Two dental students, David Cookson (played by Bob Monkhouse) and Brian Dexter (played by Ronnie Stevens) become mixed up in the misadventures of a thief, Sam Field (played by Kenneth Connor), when he tries to sell them stolen dental equipment.
Carry On Sergeant is the first Carry On film. Its first public screening was on 1 August 1958 at Screen One, London. Actors in this film who went on to be part of the regular team in the series were Kenneth Williams, Charles Hawtrey, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Connor and Terry Scott. The film also starred William Hartnell, Bob Monkhouse, Shirley Eaton, Bill Owen, Eric Barker, Dora Bryan, Norman Rossington and Terence Longdon.The film was based on a play The Bull Boys by R. F. Delderfield. Norman Hudis adapted this into a script with John Antrobus contributing additional material."Carry on Sergeant" is a normal expression for an army officer to use. The title was used to cash in on the popularity of the 1957 film Carry On Admiral, which was written by Val Guest. At the time, the success of Carry On Sergeant prompted applause and audience laughter in serious settings where the phrase was used, including amongst audiences of the film The Devil's Disciple (1959) .Carry on Sergeant had not...
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