Reigning supreme for almost a decade as ITV's biggest comedian, Arthur Haynes was one of the most influential and popular comics that television has ever seen. His shows remained firmly in the top ten until his untimely death in 1966 robbed the world of a comedy genius. Lack of repeats meant that subsequent generations were denied Haynes' comedic brilliance - until now.
Featuring wickedly funny scripts from Alf Garnett creator Johnny Speight, they invariably drew on the familiar class antagonism which he would hone to perfection on Till Death Us Do Part. Haynes' robust working-class delivery was inspired - never more so than in the character of Hobo Haynes, a belligerent, heavily decorated tramp fond of recounting tales of patriotic bravery whilst being 'up to me neck in muck and bullets'.
Guest Joe Brown
With The King Brothers
With The Dallas Boys
With Kenny Ball and Jack Douglas. Without Nicholas Parsons
Guest Acker Bilk
With The Countrymen
With Kenny Ball and his Jazzmen
With The Vernons Girls
With Acker Bilk
With Joe Brown and boxer Billy Walker
With Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson