Tommy Cannon Comedian

Tommy Cannon (born Thomas Derbyshire, 27 June 1938 in Oldham, Lancashire) is a comedian and the feed member of comedy double act Cannon and Ball, along with Bobby Ball. In late 2005, Cannon and Ball appeared in the fifth series of reality show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. In 2012, Cannon and Ball appeared in the third celebrity series of Coach Trip. Cannon was chairman of Rochdale F.C until 1988. Cannon and Ball are devout Christians and have published a book called Christianity for Beginners. Ball became a born-again Christian in 1986 and Tommy Cannon in 1992, their conversion having a lot to do with the re-kindling of their broken friendship. They now regularly feature in their own gospel and "an audience with..." show in churches around the country. Cannon's first marriage was to Margaret; They had two daughters, Jeanette and Julie, and divorced.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 27th, 1938
Nationality
England

Movie performances

1. The Boys in Blue (1982)

Comedy, Family
Runtime Producers Directors Writers Top cast Awards Budget Movie on internet
79.0

The Boys in Blue is a 1982 British comedy film directed by Val Guest and starring Tommy Cannon, Bobby Ball, Suzanne Danielle and Roy Kinnear. It is loosely based on the 1938 Will Hay film Ask a Policeman, which Guest co-wrote. Some policeman who have failed to make any arrests are threatened with dismissal, and begin to invent crime to justify their existence. It was the final feature film that Guest directed.

Awards

Top cast

Subjects Music by Cinematographers Costumography Soundtrack Languages Country
English
United Kingdom

Starring TV roles

1. Plaza Patrol

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
ITV
July, 1991 October 27th, 1991 1 English

2. Cannon And Ball

Character Performance type Networks Seasons From To Created by First epizode air date Last epizode air date Num. of seassons Regular cast Languages
ITV
July 28th, 1979 October 27th, 1988 10 English

Guest TV appearances

Loose Women

Program genre

Talk show

Official site

External resources

Loose Women is a British lifestyle and chat show that has been broadcast on ITV since 6 September 1999. The programme focuses on a panel of four female presenters who interview celebrities and discuss topical issues, ranging from daily politics and current affairs, to celebrity gossip.nLoose Women is part of the ITV daytime programming schedule, airing on weekdays from 12:30−1:30pm.nThe 19th series begin airing on 8 September 2014 with the introduction of new panelists Judy Finnigan, Gloria Hunniford and Penny Lancaster, as well as the return of Sharon Osbourne as a guest panelist.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S12-E211 July 3rd, 2008

Shooting Stars

Program genre

Comedy
Game show
Panel game

External resources

Shooting Stars is a British television comedy panel game broadcast on BBC Two as a pilot in 1993, then as 3 full series from 1995 to 1997, then on BBC Choice from January to December 2002 with 2 series before returning to BBC Two for another 3 series from 2008 until its cancellation in 2011. Created and hosted by double-act Vic Reeves and Bob Mortimer, it uses the panel show format but with the comedians' often slapstick, surreal and anarchic humour does not rely on rules in order to function, with the pair apparently ignoring existing rules or inventing new ones as and when the mood takes them.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S02-E01 September 27th, 1996

Surprise Surprise

Program genre

Reality television
Entertainment

External resources

Surprise Surprise is a British light entertainment television programme for ITV that originally ran from 6 May 1984 to 26 December 2001 with Cilla Black as the host. The show returned on 21 October 2012 and is now hosted by Holly Willoughby.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E01 July 4th, 1997

The Kenny Everett Television Show

Program genre

Comedy

External resources

The Kenny Everett Television Show is a British TV program.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S01-E09 April 15th, 1982

The Story of Light Entertainment

External resources

The Story of Light Entertainment is a British documentary series shown on the BBC in 2006. The series comprises eight episodes and is narrated by Stephen Fry.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E01 July 22nd, 2006

This Is Your Life

Program genre

Biographical film
Documentary film
Reality television

External resources

This is Your Life is a British biographical television documentary, based on the 1952 American show of the same name. It was hosted by Eamonn Andrews from 1955 until 1964, and then from 1969 until his death in 1987 aged 64. Michael Aspel then took up the role of host until the show ended in 2003. It returned in 2007 as a one-off special presented by Trevor McDonald, which to date was its most recent airing.nIn the show the host surprises a special guest, before taking them through their life with the assistance of the 'big red book'. Both celebrities and non-celebrities have been 'victims' of the show. The show was originally broadcast live, and over its run it has alternated between being broadcast on the BBC and on ITV.
Appearance history
Epizode Air date Role Writer Director
S00-E05 November 11th, 1981

Wikipedia

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