e.phemera: The Bob Monkhouse Show

I’ve just watched The Secret Life of Bob Monkhouse, which should still be available on iPlayer for a day or two, and I think he would have appreciated the rise of YouTube. Hopefully, one day, his entire collection of audio and video will be available online for us all to enjoy. In the meantime, here are a few clips from The Bob Monkhouse Show, in which he chats with his favourtie comedians.

First up, Spike Milligan:

Part two:

And then comes Peter Cooke doing some Arthur Streeb-Greebling:

You should seek out Monkhouse’s stand up too, it’s a delight.

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