Comedy legend Barry Cryer has been a regular face on television since the early years of his career when he appeared in the Frost Programme and Frost on Sunday. Since then he has appeared on nearly every panel game on British television, including That’s Showbusiness, Blankety Blank, What’s My Line?, Punch Lines and Give Us A Clue.
For five years he was the chairman of Jokers Wild on ITV. He wrote and appeared in Hello Cheeky with Tim Brooke-Taylor and John Junkin on both radio and television. He wrote and appeared in What’s On Next and The Steam Video Company for Thames TV and also appeared in All Star Secrets for LWT and I’ve Got A Secret, for BBC.
Barry was host for Cross-Wits on Tyne Tees Television and BBC’s Music Match. In 1992 he made a guest appearance as Sergeant Sammy Simpson in The Detectives alongside Jasper Carrot and Robert Powell.
At the beginning of 1994 Barry hosted 8 shows of Cryer’s Crackers – a new panel game for Yorkshire Television. This was re-commissioned with a second and third series.
In 1995, Barry joined an illustrious list by becoming a “victim” on This Is Your Life. Also in 1995 Barry hosted Stand Up, a ten-part series for BBC1 showcasing young comedians. The show was re-commissioned for a second series.