Posts Tagged :

The Joke Machine

Nicholas Parsons: A great career and will be sadly missed 150 150 mhamer

Nicholas Parsons: A great career and will be sadly missed

How BBC News reported Nicholas Parsons' death on Twitter

How BBC News reported Nicholas Parsons’ death on Twitter

Jimmy Cricket has been recalling the children’s TV show in which he appeared with Nicholas Parsons.

Broadcaster Parsons died earlier this week at the age of 96 after a short illness.

Here is how BBC News reported his death.

Tributes were paid to him from across the entertainment world, including from the likes of Stephen Fry and Graham Norton.

Comedian Jimmy worked with Parsons on The Joke Machine, a children’s sketch series which aired as part of CITV in the UK.

The first series featured the Krankies while the third and last featured Jimmy.

Each short episode was packed with jokes. The programme lasted from 1985 to 1989, according to the IMDb website.

Jimmy tweeted: “Nicholas (Parsons) and I did a kids’ TV show.

Sale of the Century

“We were waiting at traffic lights. I dressed in Chinese gear with a rickshaw and Nick in a posh car.

“The joke was that when the lights turned, the car stalled and I shot ahead.

“He’s had a great career and will be sadly missed.”

The episode involving Parsons is believed to have been broadcast on 26 May 1989.

Parsons had hosted Radio 4’s Just A Minute since its inception in 1967.

He presented his last programme on 23 September last year.

He also appeared on the Benny Hill Show for several years and fronted ITV’s Sale of the Century.

His other TV appearances included Have I Got News For You.