• A British tour of 90 dates played to sold-out notices, including on June 10th, a concert at the internationally famous Shakespeare Memorial Theatre in Stratford Upon Avon recorded by the BBC for a television special.
  • The first production for Celador was “CARROTT’S COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN” – a quizzical view of adverts selected from around the world. The show was highly acclaimed, winning the Best Independent Prize at the Montreux Festival and a Gold Medal at the New York TV & Film Awards.
  • Jasper started recording a new 6-week television series for Celador. “CANNED CARROTT” was destined to become one of Jasper’s most popular series and introduced for the first time the character “WIGGY” and his teaming up with actor Robert Powell in “THE DETECTIVES”.


  • Jasper concentrated on the second series of “CANNED CARROTT”, which was shown in November. The two series of “CANNED CARROTT” regularly entered the BBC Top 10. “CARROTT’S COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN 2” was shown between Christmas and the New Year.


  • Jasper teamed up with his old friend Phil Cool, the show “CARROTT & COOL” was devised, playing to over 250 shows in the following years.
  • “THE DETECTIVES” evolved into a full 6-part comedy series based on the antics of Jasper and Robert Powell as the two bungling detectives.
  • The BBC1 Christmas Special “ONE JASPER CARROTT” was recorded live at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
  • Jasper was named as BBC TV’s Personality Of The Year.


  • In January the first series of “THE DETECTIVES” was broadcast on BBC1.
  • “COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN 3” was made for Christmas.


  • The second series of “THE DETECTIVES” was shown in January on BBC1.
  • “CARROTT-U-LIKE” was produced as a Christmas special for the BBC
  • “JASPER CARROTT’S CHRISTMAS CRACKER”, the first phenomenally successful huge charity event was staged at the NEC Arena in Birmingham. Featuring a long list of high profile artists, the bill was kept a secret until the artists actually appeared on stage – 12,000 tickets were bought for a show where nobody knew who was going to perform! Over the years these shows raised hundreds of thousands of pounds local and national charities. Subsequent shows featured performers such as Cliff Richard, Vanessa Mae, Chris de Burgh, Victoria Beckham, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey, Lulu, Jethro, Birmingham Royal Ballet and many, many more.


  • A break from touring to celebrate his 50th birthday.
  • Jasper received the award “MIDLANDER OF THE YEAR”.
  • Aston University recognised his services to the Midlands by presenting him with the Achievement Award for Services to the Midlands.
  • The third series of “THE DETECTIVES” was shown in February.
  • The fourth series of “THE DETECTIVES” was filmed in the autumn for transmission in 1996.
  • COMMERCIAL BREAKDOWN 4″ was made for Christmas.


  • THE DETECTIVES” -Series Four was broadcast.
  • Jasper took to the road again in the UK, playing to theatres across the country.
  • Jasper presented a BBC Radio Two series of thirteen half hours of his classic material from the early 70s to the present day. He later made a second series of thirteen half hours dedicated to comedy material from the BBC archives.


  • “THE DETECTIVES” -Series Five is shown in January, with a Christmas Special screened in December 1997
  • The second “CRACKER” was produced at the NEC Arena, to a sell-out audience.


  • Throughout 1998 Jasper embarked on what was to be one of the longest and most successful UK tours undertaken by any comedy artist. The tour embraced over 150 sell out shows in the major theatres of the country including a sell-out fourteen-night run in the 2000-seater Birmingham Hippodrome and a two week season at the famous Theatre Royal, Haymarket in London’s West End.


  • “BACK TO THE FRONT”, a six week series with material from the 150 show tour, with Jasper once again excelling in the role of pure stand-up comedian, his first television series in this format for nearly ten years, was transmitted on BBC1 Television from February 24th for six weeks. Bob Monkhouse called it “the finest stand-up comedy on television.”