:This|the variety show|Bonkers
"Bonkers!" was an ATV variety show from
1979, distributed by ITC Entertainment.
Bob Monkhouseand the Hudson Brothers- Bill, Brett and Mark - the show featured sketches, guest stars and musical numbers. Whilst not a big hit for ATV, it gained a cult audience in the United States where it was compared to Saturday Night Live.
After four episodes the show was curtailed in the UK by the 13-week long
ITVstrike of 1979 and did not reappear when the network restarted broadcasts; however, production for syndication continued and 24 episodes in total were made.
* [http://www.bbc.co.uk/comedy/guide/articles/b/bonkers_7774420.shtml Comedy Guide - "Bonkers!"] at
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