Monkhouse died peacefully in his sleep on December 29 at his home in the village of Eggington, near Leighton Buzzard, Beds, after a two-and-a-half-year battle with cancer. He was He made several guest appearances on television shows before he and Goodwin landed their own television series in with a comedy sketch show, Fast and Loose. Monkhouse later became a game show host with For Love or Money and in hosted the British version of scam show Candid Camera. Monkhouse also appeared in 12 films including the first Carry On film, Carry on Sergeant, in
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Among his targets were faith healers, evangelists claiming spiritual powers, and homeopathic medicine. What brought Randi to world attention, though, was his pursuit of Uri Geller, the self-styled practitioner of psychokinetic metal bending, or twisting spoons and forks. Geller declined to say which one of a set of nine canisters contained water by dowsing, or passing his hand over them, as he said he did not feel strong. It was the start of a decades-long feud, during which Geller sued Randi numerous times. Randi later insisted that he did not accuse Geller of fraudulence, but merely demonstrated that bending cutlery could be performed by a conjuror, usually by pre-treating the utensil and using sleight-of-hand. Another target was the US television evangelist Peter Popoff, who was hugely popular in the mids for his so-called faith-healing activities.
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The title was the greeting the campers heard and in early episodes was written Hi de Hi. The series revolved around the lives of the camp's entertainers, most of them struggling actors or has-beens. The inspiration was the experience of Jimmy Perry, one of the writers. After being demobilised from the Army , he was a Redcoat at Butlins in Filey and Pwllheli during the holiday season.
Monkhouse had an elder brother, John, who was born in Monkhouse's grandfather John Monkhouse — was a prosperous Methodist businessman who co-founded Monk and Glass, which made custard powder and jelly. Among other writing, Monkhouse wrote more than Harlem Hotspots erotic novelettes.