London, 8th November 1940: Arthur Askey makes a telephone call from his dressing room at the Gaumont Studios, Shepherds Bush during a break from making the film 'The Ghost Train'. (Air raid shelters were placed in the studio so that actors could sleep over in relative saftey during WWII) (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

London, 8th November 1940: Arthur Askey makes a telephone call from his dressing room at the Gaumont Studios, Shepherds Bush during a break from making the film 'The Ghost Train'. (Air raid shelters were placed in the studio so that actors could sleep over in relative saftey during WWII) (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

"Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant Major": Another humorous British entry, this 1939 soldier’s song was popularised by Arthur Askey.  10 Definitive Songs From World War Two | Made From History

"Kiss Me Goodnight, Sergeant Major": Another humorous British entry, this 1939 soldier’s song was popularised by Arthur Askey. 10 Definitive Songs From World War Two | Made From History

Song playing early on in first episode, moving slowly past all the TV screens seeing different people in different rooms across the world.

Song playing early on in first episode, moving slowly past all the TV screens seeing different people in different rooms across the world.

Max Bygraves pictured at a Variety Club of Great Britain luncheon with Tommy Cooper and Arthur Askey

Max Bygraves pictured at a Variety Club of Great Britain luncheon with Tommy Cooper and Arthur Askey

I Thank You (1940) starring Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Moore Marriott. This comedy is a historical gem, released during the WW II London bombing to strengthen the morale of the British people.

I Thank You (1940) starring Arthur Askey, Richard Murdoch, Moore Marriott. This comedy is a historical gem, released during the WW II London bombing to strengthen the morale of the British people.

1943 - Miss London Ltd. - ARTHUR ASKEY - Val Guest | FULL MOVIE

1943 - Miss London Ltd. - ARTHUR ASKEY - Val Guest | FULL MOVIE

The Love Match is a 1955 British comedy film directed by David Paltenghi and starring Arthur Askey, Glenn Melvyn, Thora Hird and Shirley Eaton. Two football-mad railway engine drivers are desperate to get back in time to see a football match. Above: Arthur Askey and Glenn Melvyn

The Love Match is a 1955 British comedy film directed by David Paltenghi and starring Arthur Askey, Glenn Melvyn, Thora Hird and Shirley Eaton. Two football-mad railway engine drivers are desperate to get back in time to see a football match. Above: Arthur Askey and Glenn Melvyn

Comedian Arthur Askey, pictured with his daughter Anthea (left), and actress Sabrina (right) in March 1957

Britain's answer to Marilyn Monroe 'Sabrina' dies a recluse in LA

Comedian Arthur Askey, pictured with his daughter Anthea (left), and actress Sabrina (right) in March 1957

Charley's Big Hearted Aunt with Arthur Askey & Phyllis Calvert

Charley's Big Hearted Aunt with Arthur Askey & Phyllis Calvert

The Ghost Train - Arthur Askey Classic Murder Mystery - British movie - Full movie - http://videos.artpimp.biz/movies/the-ghost-train-arthur-askey-classic-murder-mystery-british-movie-full-movie/

The Ghost Train - Arthur Askey Classic Murder Mystery - British movie - Full movie - http://videos.artpimp.biz/movies/the-ghost-train-arthur-askey-classic-murder-mystery-british-movie-full-movie/

King Arthur Was a Gentleman (1942) Stars: Arthur Askey, Max Bacon, Al Burnett ~  Director: Marcel Varnel

King Arthur Was a Gentleman (1942) Stars: Arthur Askey, Max Bacon, Al Burnett ~ Director: Marcel Varnel

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