Home TV by Decade TV Shows - 1970s Bonkers!


1 9 7 8 (UK)
24 x 30 minute episodes

ATV presented this half-hour of knockabout fun with Bob Monkhouse and comedy singing group The Hudson Brothers.

Dance routines were provided by The Bonkettes (seriously), choreographed by Norman Maen. Music was by Jack Parnell and his orchestra.

The show featured a mini soap-opera called Bonker Hill which featured the characters Bill-Boy, Mark-Boy, Oh-Boy and their man-hungry sister, Any-Boy, who all lived in a sloping mountain cabin.

Guests over the 24 episodes included Juliet Prowse, Cleo Laine,  Florence Henderson, Rita Moreno, Twiggy, Paul Williams, Lucie Arnaz, Ruth Buzzi, Petula Clark, Phyllis Diller, Sandy Duncan, Barbara Feldon, Valerie Harper, Joey Heatherton, Don Knotts, Elaine Paige, John Ritter, Joan Rivers and Connie Stevens.