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Encyclopedia > Barry Chuckle

The Chuckle Brothers, Barry (born 24 December 1944) and Paul (born 18 October 1948), from Rotherham, are prominent figures in British children's television and comedy at large. They are brothers, and their real names are Paul and Barry Elliot. December 24 is the 358th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (359th in leap years). ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1944 calendar). ... October 18 is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years). ... Year 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... There is also a Rotherham, New Zealand. ... Childrens television shows are television programs designed for and marketed to children, normally aired during the morning and afternoon hours, mainly before and after school. ... Comedy has a classical meaning (comical theatre) and a popular one (the use of humour with an intent to provoke laughter in general). ...

Born into a showbiz family, they began as a comedy duo and won the television talent show New Faces in 1974. Despite this they did not find real success until the advent of their own television show for the BBC in 1985, Chucklehounds, short shows with no dialogue, in which they dressed in giant dog costumes, aimed at pre-school children. They quickly moved on to their most famous show, ChuckleVision, in 1987. In 1998, ChuckleVision was nominated for a Children’s BAFTA Award in the category Best Children's Television Series. Jimmy and Brian Patton, other real-life brothers of the pair, also make regular appearances and go by the name The Patton Brothers. In 2005, recording began on the 18th straight series. New Faces was a British television talent show popular in the 1970s, presented by Derek Hobson. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC (and also informally known as the Beeb or Auntie) is one of the largest broadcasting corporations in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the UK alone and with a budget of more than £4 billion. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ChuckleVision is a popular British childrens television series, shown on CBBC, first shown in 1987. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... ChuckleVision is a popular British childrens television series, shown on CBBC, first shown in 1987. ... The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organization that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Patton Brothers, Jimmy and Brian, are the two elder brothers of Paul and Barry Chuckle, The Chuckle Brothers. ...

They have also presented a game show called To Me, To You, named after their catchphrase. The basic format involved 2 teams, competing each round for prizes on a trolley (albeit a bamboo looking one which fitted in with the 'treasure island' theme of the show). By rolling a dice the teams had to get the trolley to their end of the board. The 'squares' leading up to their end of the board often represented challenges. The rounds ended when this was achieved and new prizes were put on the trolley, which was reset to the centre. The show lasted for three series. A game show involves members of the public or celebrities, sometimes as part of a team, playing a game, perhaps involving answering quiz questions, for points or prizes. ... A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ...

As well as regular television appearances, Paul and Barry appear on stage throughout the year all over the UK. Past shows have included The Adventures of the Chuckle Brothers, The Chuckle Brothers in - Trouble at Sea, Raiders of the Lost Bark, Barry Potty and his Smarter Brother Paul in the Chamber of Horrors, Pirates of the River Rother and Doctor What & The Return Of The Garlics. Their current tour schedule can be seen at the Chuckle Brothers Official Tour Website[1].

Doctor What & The Return Of The Garlics 2006 tour poster
Doctor What & The Return Of The Garlics 2006 tour poster

The brothers are often criticized for their use of slapstick comedy. Their supporters claim this shows a failure to understand the more subtle aspects to their humour and their effervescent and likeable personalities, which give some of their shows the potential for immense comedy and entertainment. Some of their hardcore fans believe that ChuckleVision should be moved to a prime-time slot, although the BBC have never been too enthusiastic about the pair, despite regular viewing figures of over three million. Image File history File links Doctorwhatposterlarge. ... Image File history File links Doctorwhatposterlarge. ... Slapstick is a type of comedy involving exaggerated physical violence. ...

In early 2006, rumours spread over the internet that Barry Chuckle died after suffering a heart attack in his Rotherham home. This was clearly false, as Barry was on tour at the time, and would not have even been in his home. The brothers have yet to comment, although the brothers' appearance on The Weakest Link on 30/12/06 (in which the pair came second) and Celebrity Scissor Hands, clearly proves that Barry is indeed alive and well.

On The 16th of december 2006 the Chuckle brothers were in Hull to turn on the christmas lights and for start of late night shopping in Hull

Charlie Brooker of TVGoHome has described the Chuckles as "Britain's most wizened comedy duo". Charlie (Charlton) Brooker (born 3 March 1971) is a British comedy writer, cartoonist, reviewer and television presenter. ... TVGoHome was a website which parodied the television listings style of the British magazine Radio Times. ...

On 31 January 2007, it was announced by Rotherham United chairman Denis Coleman that the brothers have both been made honorary presidents of the football club, which they have supported since childhood.

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