How Very Interesting!: Peter Cook's Universe And All That by Paul Hamilton, Dan Kieran, Peter Gordon

By Paul Hamilton, Dan Kieran, Peter Gordon

Who's The Zsa Zsa guy? What are the calls for of The Sydney Darlow Dancing Troupe? What lurks at the back of The refrigerator? What used to be The Glidd Of Glood's precise nature? Why can’t we visit Heaven once we die? What used to be the real genesis of Monty Python's Parrot caricature? Why is Morton P. Fergleberger frightened of titanium rods? who's Morton P. Fergleberger besides? The Peter cook dinner Appreciation Society has the solutions. How Very fascinating includes interviews with those that labored with prepare dinner in the course of his lengthy and sundry profession and who observed him as an notion: his colleagues, collaborators, co-writers, manufacturers, administrators, enthusiasts and neighbors, together with John Fortune, Barry Fantoni, Eleanor Bron, the workers of personal 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 monitor outings, and another way digs, delves and disappears into the universe of Peter cook dinner, and all that surrounds it.

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Dudley was corpsing. Peter had been a prime mover in this excursion so he was enraptured. As was I. It was just so funny and these films were so old and so scratched and so flickery, with people hitting ladies’ bottoms with supposedly red-hot frying pans. It just was marvellous. PH: You were a member of the Establishment Club. JB: Yes. John Bassett 27 PH: And it’s reported that after performing BTF they would occasionally go on to perform there as well. JB: Well, Dudley certainly did—playing the piano down in the dancing area.

It just was marvellous. PH: You were a member of the Establishment Club. JB: Yes. John Bassett 27 PH: And it’s reported that after performing BTF they would occasionally go on to perform there as well. JB: Well, Dudley certainly did—playing the piano down in the dancing area. late. Peter, of course, did lots—it being his empire. He was very good at his intros; he liked being the compère at the Establishment. It’s quite possible Jonathan may have performed occasionally—but he was pretty domesticated then and wanted to get home to Rachel and the children.

In Edinburgh they all wore grey trousers and jumpers, not suits like they did in London. A piano, a table and four chairs was practically the entire inventory of the prop list. 20 HOW VERY INTERESTING PH: Was there any conflict between the writers as to what sketches should be used and what should be dropped? JB: No. I think when you’re dealing on the level of talent they had—they don’t mind if an idea doesn’t quite come off because they recognise it themselves; so they’re not defending a thing.

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