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Who's The Zsa Zsa guy? What are the calls for of The Sydney Darlow Dancing Troupe? What lurks in the back of The refrigerator? What was once The Glidd Of Glood's real nature? Why can’t we visit Heaven once we die? What was once the real genesis of Monty Python's Parrot comic strip? Why is Morton P. Fergleberger petrified of titanium rods? who's Morton P. Fergleberger besides? The Peter cook dinner Appreciation Society has the solutions. How Very fascinating comprises interviews with those that labored with cook dinner in the course of his lengthy and sundry profession and who observed him as an thought: his colleagues, collaborators, co-writers, manufacturers, administrators, lovers and buddies, together with John Fortune, Barry Fantoni, Eleanor Bron, the employees of non-public Eye, Trevor Baylis, Robyn Hitchcock, Chris Morris, Will Self, Jerry Sadowitz, Malcolm McLaren, Elvis Costello, Nigel Planer, Mel Smith, John Cooper Clarke, Barry Cryer, Auberon Waugh, Clive Anderson, and extra - together with the good guy himself. along the interviews, revelations and slanging fits, How Very attention-grabbing reveals infrequent items of Cookiana, cocks an ear at inner most Eye's well-known Flexies and Derek & Clive, sits throughout the Hound of the Baskervilles and Cook's many display outings, and another way digs, delves and disappears into the universe of Peter cook dinner, and all that surrounds it.
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Extra resources for How Very Interesting!: Peter Cook's Universe And All That Surrounds It
He acts much better because it is stretching him to overcome a bad script. Dudley’s trouble is it all came too easy for him. Find- John Bassett 31 ing challenges, y’know... Why didn’t Peter write a play? He’s not Alan Ayckbourn, he’s very different from Ayckbourn, yes of course he is, but don’t tell me he couldn’t write a full-length perceptive, comic play. I was thinking about Peter last night, oddly enough, at Ronnie Scott’s whilst watching Arturo Sandoval. Sandoval plays trumpet like no one else, he can play six, seven, sometimes even eight octaves higher than the acknowledged top note of a trumpet.
Peter was exceptionally funny, which was both a challenge and a relief. He was easily as funny as any of them had thought and maybe, in a large number of areas, much funnier. They all had their specialities though it is true to say that Peter’s humour was a much broader, scattergun effect because he read every single newspaper every single day. He picked up thousands of little-known facts, idiosyncrasies, one-liners, all of which widened his comic vision. I can’t begin to think how he got any work done at all at Pembroke College.
Together with Peter, he was the best John Fortune 11 I ever saw. ] with his prescription—that he had to get every day. He could get it at midnight so we’d go in about 10 to 12. By that time only the pharmacy was open—the rest of the shop was shut off by these hospital folding screens. And we’d go in and see all these twitchy people hanging around—addicts, most of them—and Lenny would go up to them and say: ‘What are you so miserable about? Christ, in five minutes you’re gonna get some heroin! ’ He was wonderful!