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"SMILE - YOU'RE on Candid Camera!" Although Peter Dulay will be best remembered for his on-screen hosting of Independent Television's first comedy series to play practical jokes on unsuspecting members of the public, he neither originated the programme, nor was he the original host. He was, however, a significant comedy creator as both scriptwriter and producer of many ITV series.

Time lapse : Yabba-dabba-doo?

The Flintstones was the first ever primetime television cartoon. It premiered at 8.30pm on 30 September, 1960 on the ABC network in the US. The rest, as they say, is prehistory. There were six TV series in all, which are still being rerun around the world, and now Hollywood is trying to recreate the old magic once more. Its first attempt, with John Goodman as simple-minded Fred Flintstone (above centre), was slated by the critics as a "Yabba-dabba-don't" but it still went on to be the blockbuster of summer 1994, grossing more than pounds 150m worldwide. Still in production but due for release next year is The Flintstones: Viva Rock Vegas, starring Mark Addy (above right) of Full Monty fame. This is a prequel to the previous film and sees Fred and fiancee Wilma Slaghoople head off for a romantic weekend in Rock Vegas with fellow sweethearts Barney and Betty, only for Wilma to be wooed by millionaire playboy Chip Rockefeller ...

EDINBURGH FESTIVAL HOT TICKETS

The countdown to the Edinburgh Festival has begun in earnest. There are less than two weeks to go and some of the most popular shows are already close to selling out. Below is a guide to what you should be booking now to make sure you see this year's most exciting performances.

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Obituary: Sid Green

ERNIE WISE, "the one with the short, fat, hairy legs", was explaining his personal pop group to Eric Morecambe, "the one with the glasses". "There's Dick and Sid and me," he said. "Dick's a boomer, Sid's an ooh- er, and me, I'm a ya-ta-ta-ta-er." Seemed simple enough to Eric until they all started to sing. His confused joining-in with booms, oohs and ya-ta-ta-tas led to 10 of the funniest minutes on television, impeccably timed and made even funnier when Sid and Dick, the ooh-er and the boom- er, began to break up with the hilarity of it all.

Boxing: Lewis swaps jibes with Holyfield

LENNOX LEWIS and Evander Holyfield traded verbal punches on American television yesterday as plans for a re-match got underway.
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