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Encyclopedia > Hale and Pace
Gareth Hale (left) and Norman Pace
Gareth Hale (left) and Norman Pace

Hale and Pace are a British Comedy duo who have starred in several TV sketch series. Gareth Hale and Norman Pace met at a teacher-training college in Eltham, south-east London, and roomed together. They discovered much in common, particularly humour, and began playing clubs in a comedy band. This developed into sketch writing. Their early break came on The Entertainers (1984), Pushing Up Daisies (1984) and the Saturday Gang (1986). Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Categories: Possible copyright violations ... Eltham is a place in south-east London in the London Borough of Greenwich, UK. It originally developed along part of the road from London to Maidstone and lies three miles almost due south of Woolwich (Mottingham, to the south, was originally part of the parish - explaining why Eltham College... The Clock Tower of the Palace of Westminster, which contains Big Ben London is the capital city of the United Kingdom and of England. ... 1984 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


After a single on-off special for London Weekend Television in Christmas 1986, they were given a full series in 1988. Their relationship with ITV lasted a decade, with most of their programmes going out around 10pm on a Sunday. Their most famous comic creations are the bouncers The Two Rons - also known as The Management; and children's TV presenters Billy (Hale) and Johnny (Pace). A number of their TV sketches caused controversy, especially a scene performed when they pretended to have microwaved a cat. Now known as ITV London (Weekends) London Weekend Television logo, 1978-1996 London Weekend Television Limited (LWT) is the ITV contractor for London, Friday 5:15pm to Monday, 5:59am. ... 1988 is a leap year starting on a Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Independent Television (ITV) is the name given to the original network of British commercial television broadcasters, set up to provide competition to the BBC. In England and Wales the channel was recently rebranded ITV1 by ITV plc who own the regional broadcasting licences for the regions. ...


Hale and Pace moved across to the BBC in 1997 and starred in the three-part series, Jobs For The Boys, a non-comedic show in which they took on a variety of employment challenges. A hybrid variety/comedy/quiz/people-show hotchpotch h&[email protected] (1999) was a flop. Similarly, their dramatisation of the Dalziel and Pascoe detectives for ITV in 1994 did not lead to success, and the BBC later attempted the serialisations with more success, with Warren Clarke and Colin Buchanan in the title roles. Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the national publicly funded broadcaster of the United Kingdom. ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1999 is a common year starting on Friday Anno Domini (or the Current Era), and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ... Detective Superintendent Andrew Dalziel (usually known as Andy) and Detective Sergeant (later Detective Inspector) Peter Pascoe are two fictional Yorkshire detectives featuring in a series of novels by Reginald Hill and a BBC television series. ... 1994 was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ...


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BBC News | Entertainment | Pace goes to Chicago (360 words)
Television comedian Norman Pace is to join the cast of the West End show Chicago - but he insists he isn't leaving partner Gareth Hale.
Despite the failure of Hale & Pace's most recent series for the BBC, [email protected], he insists the duo will continue to work together.
Pace's agents, who also promote West End musicals, suggested he look at the part, which will involve him performing eight times a week.
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