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  • Christian
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    Originally posted by mpriestnall View Post

    He did come across as a very likable person. And with a 7 decade career he must have been doing something right!
    Absolutely sir!! Legend

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  • mpriestnall
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    Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post
    He was probably the last of a breed of comedy writers, like Eric Sykes and Denis Norden who wrote for so many people. I can’t think of any of that generation who are still around?
    Your post reminded me of Barry Took. Scarily died way back in 2002!

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  • etenguy
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    Originally posted by Herlock Sholmes View Post
    He was probably the last of a breed of comedy writers, like Eric Sykes and Denis Norden who wrote for so many people. I can’t think of any of that generation who are still around?
    Me either - he was one of the greats. The link below is to one of his last interviews (last Autumn) and he reminisces on a lot of the people he worked with.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WtUMFdS-0IA

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  • Herlock Sholmes
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    He was probably the last of a breed of comedy writers, like Eric Sykes and Denis Norden who wrote for so many people. I can’t think of any of that generation who are still around?

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  • mpriestnall
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    Originally posted by Christian View Post
    Very sad was very talented and a lovely guy!!
    He did come across as a very likable person. And with a 7 decade career he must have been doing something right!

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  • Christian
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    Very sad was very talented and a lovely guy!!

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  • barnflatwyngarde
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    Oh yeah, he was a one off.

    Here we have Humphrey Lyttleton regaling us with the adventures, and misadventures, of the wonderfully tactile Samantha.

    I doubt if you get get away with it now.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Toi27HQHeI8&t=313s

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  • Herlock Sholmes
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    Sad news. A very talented man.

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  • String
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    He was always funny.

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  • mpriestnall
    started a topic RIP Barry Cryer

    RIP Barry Cryer

    Sad to hear the passing of Barry Cryer. Loved to listen to him on "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue" with Humph et al.
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