Henry Kelly



Game for a Laugh

Going for Gold

Monkey Business

The Press Gang (panellist)


Respected journalist for the Irish Times during the 1970s. It was only after he conquered his fear of flying that he came to Britain to pursue his TV and radio career. To us, he was pretty much unknown until Game For a Laugh - but it has to be said that hosting the really quite tacky and inane 'Monkey Business' was certainly not his best career move. In the 1990s he was a regular fixture on Classic FM, and currently presents on BBC Radio Berkshire.


On anarchic BBC2 sketch show The Mary Whitehouse Experience, David Baddiel and Rob Newman were investigated by the Broadcasting Standards Council when they called Kelly a 'w***er'. The complaint was rejected because the accusation wasn't unfair!

He appeared as a quiz host alongside Victoria Wood in an edition of the late-1990's BBC comedy, 'dinnerladies'.

He went bankrupt in 2004.

Books / Tapes

Classic FM Musical Anecdotes

Henry Kelly's West of Ireland

Web links

Internet Movie Database entry

Wikipedia entry


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