After 50 years writing comedy for most of the UK’s highest profile comics and performers, Colin takes a behind the scenes look at his career, inspirations and the road to Steampunkery in a weekly series of podcasts.
John Orchard is a pianist, composer and show business historian. In this week's episode he shares his remarkable experiences behind the scenes and on the screen via the stage of the London Palladium. Last year John won four 'yesses' from the judges on Britain's Got Talent.
In this week’s episode, Colin talks about rising to TV’s Ultimate Challenge – but skates over a desperate flop.
In this week’s episode, Colin enjoys an in-depth, insightful and inspiring conversation with one of Britain’s most enduring and endearing entertainers – Les Dennis. We go behind the scenes of his long career path from New Faces, via sketch comedy and Family Fortunes, to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
In this week's episode, Colin chats with one of entertainment's most experienced and creative behind-the-scenes brains, Roger Edwards, who reveals what it was really like to work on Central TV's cult hit favourites, Family Fortunes and Bullseye.
In this week's episode, Colin shares his fond memories of working closely with British entertainer and television icon, the late Des O'Connor CBE.
In this week’s episode, Colin conducts a revealing, in-depth conversation with one of British entertainment’s most enduring and popular personalities: comedian, actor, artist, author – and a whole lot more. The fascinating Joe Pasquale.
The quickest way to get a signed edition of Joe’s latest book of horror short stories ‘Deadknobs & Doomsticks 2 – Tales from the Lockdown’:
In this week’s episode, Colin talks about his happy times working with radio and TV broadcasting royalty, Sir Terry Wogan.
You can watch Michael Ball’s tribute to Sir Terry Wogan, which I penned for Proms in the Park 2016, by clicking here
In this week’s episode, Colin talks about his time working with some of the UK’s highest profile female presenters and performers. From Cilla Black to Davina McCall, via Ulrika Jonsson and Gloria Hunniford: who he got on with – and who he didn’t.
In this week's episode Colin talks about his life and times in the company of the great British entertainer, game show host, master magician and winner of the Golden Rose of Montreux, Paul Daniels.
In this episode Colin talks about his long working association - and friendship - with British TV and comedy legend, Bob Monkhouse OBE.
How does a working class boy from Paddington with no show business connections manage to become one of the UK’s busiest and most successful television comedy writers?