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BRITFILM - "The Wrong Box" (1966)

I won’t even pretend to be objective about The Wrong Box.  I saw it (on television, with numerous commercials) a few years after its theatrical release and fell instantly in love with everything about it: its cast (which is a pretty spectacular one), its plot, its dialogue, its style.  1,031 more words


28/12/1966: Alice In Wonderland

“…absolutely idiotic”

John Guilgud, Peter Sellars, Peter Cook, Alan Bennett, Michael Redgrave, Finlay Currie, Michael Gough, Wilfred Brambell, John Bird, Leo McKern…what a cast!

An unusual version of the Lewis Carrol book from Jonathan Miller, I gather there has been some disapproval in the media about the play’s intent to appeal to an adult audience, and it’s 21:05 start time certainly suggests they’re not aiming at children. 413 more words


Derek and Clive Get the Horn

Dir: Russell Mulcahy, 1979


After seeing the recent BBC Four documentary on Peter Cook, I felt it’d be interesting to review Cook and his comedy partner’s, Dudley Moore, final recording as their toilet attendant alter ego’s, Derek and Clive. 886 more words

Brain Drain ?? Call for case studies for a new book

I am looking for companies that wish to be featured in my eighth book for Routledge, which deals with the issue of what I call the “Brain Based Economy”, where ideas, intelligence and insight are the currencies of sustainable advantage. 314 more words

Academy Of Rock

ON THIS DAY: November 20, 2016

November 20th is

African Industrialization Day *

Universal Children’s Day *

Do Dah Parade Day *

National Absurdity Day

Peanut Butter Fudge Day

Transgender Day of Remembrance * 895 more words


The Sane Diary, November 18th, 2016

“If there’s one thing I can’t bear, it’s when hundreds of old men come creeping in through the window in the middle of the night and throw all manner of garbage over me. 458 more words


The Undiscovered Peter Cook

Hopefully this will find its way onto youtube. “Following the death of Britain’s greatest satirist in 1995, Peter Cook’s widow Lin locked the door of his house and refused all access to the media. 62 more words

Regressive Left