Candid comedian

Bob Monkhouse, one of the few British entertainers who is a top line comedian and comedy writer as well as a star compère, has become a resident host of ABC Light Entertainment shows.

From the long-running For Love or Money he went on to present the public to the public in Candid Camera, which spotlights in a good-natured way the generosity and sense of humour for which our island race is famous.

Ronnie Taylor directs the programme

Candid Camera’s backroom boys push jokester-in-chief Jonathan Routh towards a filling station in a car without an engine

Having coasted in to a stop, Routh asks the attendant to find out why the car refuses to start again

‘You’ve got no engine!’ says the attendant, but Routh is not satisfied

‘Something queer here’ mutters the attendant, and has a look round the back

‘This bloke’s a nut case’ says the attendant to the colleague he has called to investigate the mystery

1960 // TRANSDIFFUSION BROADCASTING SYSTEM