...is a British TV art form. Finally got around to watching Channel 4's programme of recently found clips from Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and I almost wish I hadn't, it was awful.
...that wrote two of the greats. Sad news that writer Alan Simpson has died, aged 87, who along with Ray Galton wrote two of the greatest comedies of all time, “Hancock's Half Hour” and “Steptoe and Son”.
...aka Gene Wilder. Sad news about the death at 83 of Gene Wilder who stared in some of the greatest comedy films of all time.
...in Brazil. And yet you still suspect they couldn't organise a piss up anywhere near a brewery.
...a comedy giant. Sad news that the other half of The Two Ronnies, Ronnie Corbett has died, aged 85.
...Mr Larry Sanders. The US comedian, writer and actor, probably best known for “The Larry Sanders Show” has died aged 66.
...British telly drama. Finally got round to watching the BBC, trying to be Nordic Noir, six part cop drama series River, it was spoilt by the usual fault of the usual suspects.
...R.I.P. Bill Kerr. Been a bit slack in posting about Bill Kerr after he died last week, aged 92, shockingly slack when he was major part in one of my all time favourites. Hancock's Half hour.
...R.I.P. Robin Williams. When the rumours of Robin Williams' death were confirmed yesterday it came as one hell of a shock.
...Sheffield? The 2014 Tour De France Depart through Yorkshire were reet grand.
...off any more.
...il brutto. You want a convincing Mexican bandit send for the Jewish guy from Brooklyn, amongst a hell of a lot of other parts Eli Wallach, one of the greatest character actors, played two of the best in two classic films.
...another piece of the childhood gone. Crude, rude, trashy, vulgar from Kevin Turvey to Bottom via The Young Ones, the Comic Strip and The New Statesman that was Rik Mayall's comedy and it made me laugh.
...we shall all be back. Following on from yesterday's post another great final line of a film. Leslie Howard's classic “'Pimpernel' Smith”.
...if not particularly good taste. A Tweet yesterday from Last Exit To Nowhere reminded me I hadn't seen the film “A Boy And His Dog” for ages.