Al Reed was a hugely popular British radio comedian throughout the 1950s, '60s and '70s. He became known for his distinctive brand of wry, northern, working-class humour and in many ways he was a pioneer of modern observational comedy. He described his work as "pictures of life". The monologue was his trademark but he was also known for his duologues in which he would play both parts to hilarious effect. The 'A1 Read Show' was one of the most popular radio comedy shows in the UK in the 1950s and 1960s, and up to 35 million people tuned their wireless in to it each week! His catchphrases "Right Monkey" and "You'll be lucky, I say you'll be lucky!" were incredibly well known. He went on to front several TV shows of which the greatest was 'It's All in Life' and seven classic episodes are showcased in this video. Ladies and Gentlemen... Al Read!