This is really incredibly lame, but older forum users will remember a 1970s ITV series called 'The Comedians'.
My mum and dad ran into a group of the regular participants during a day at the races in the early seventies, including Duggie Brown and Charlie Williams, and apparently they were all absolute gentlemen.
Compare this to Jimmy Tarbuck who told my mum to "piss off" when she approached him for an autograph in 1966.
Not lame at all. Not the first time I've read that about Tarby. Can't help thinking that a lot of 60's stars thought that coming from Liverpool, where it was all happenin / being pally or even just associated with pop royalty, ie The Beatles, made them royalty too. *cough ms black cough*.