The original prankster, Beadle’s shows delighted and terrified Britain for decades – years before Youtube was a thing. Nowadays, pranks are everywhere, and You’ve Been Framed and the shows like it have massive worldwide audiences. Jeremy could have been a massive force online, but died before such dreams could ever come to fruition. I used to spend many a Saturday and Sunday night laughing my not-yet-dropped balls off at Beadle’s About and YBF – in many ways they were the highlight of my weekend evening viewing – coming from a family that wasn’t big into sport – it was something we could all enjoy together, all getting the joke, all cringing together.
Feel free to share your memories and thoughts of Jeremy in the comments section – what sketches do you remember most fondly?
Rest In Peace.