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Mic Wright’s Remotely Furious: David Frost Is Dead And Peter Cook Won’t Save Leigh Francis From Drowning

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“PETER never had any regrets in his life…the only regret he regularly voiced was that, at the house we all shared in Fairfield, Connecticut in 1963, he’d saved David Frost from drowning…”

– Alan Bennett in Some Interesting Facts About Peter Cook.

Peter Cook did David Frost no favours. Their rivalry was as bitter as vinegar but the potency mostly came from Cook’s side. He despised Sir David for his buddying up to the establishment and for what he perceived as Frost’s piggybacking on the talents of he and his Beyond The Fringe colleague’s work. Beyond The… made satire bite again but it was Frost who sold the concept to the commercial side of television, steering That Was The Week That Was to the centre of the nation’s heart. His story was at the heart of the best documentary on television last week, Sir David Frost: That Was The Life That Was.

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Posted: 23rd, October 2013 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment (1)

Celebrities and their parents – photos

DO celebrities look like their mothers? Or do they all look like one another? Let’s see. Featuring: Beyonce Knowles, Katie Holmes, Jaime Winstone, Kim Kardashian, Henry Holland, Zoe Ball, Miley Cyrus, Leigh Francis, Sienna Miller, Georgia May Jagger, Alicia Keys, Kate Winslet, Sophie Ellis Bextor, Reese Witherspoon, Kate Middleton, Hilary Swank, Victoria Beckham and Leonardo DiCaprio…


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Jaime Winstone (right) and her mother Elaine, on the front row at the Vivienne Westwood Red Label Catwalk Autumn/Winter show at the Royal Courts of Justice as part of London Fashion Week.

Posted: 9th, April 2012 | In: Celebrities | Comment

Iron Man 2 Gala Screening: Dizzee Rascal And Alex Reid Meet Mr Sheen In Pictures

TO the Iron Man 2 Gala screening at the at the Vue cinema in London’s Westfield shopping centre. We spotted Jasmine Guiness, Jade Jones, Leigh Francis, Alex Reid, Dev Patel and the delicious Jameela Jamil. Oh, a wally dressed as a can of Mr Sheen…


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Dizzie Rascal arrives for the gala screening of Iron Man 2, held at the Vue cinema in Westfield shopping centre in London.

Posted: 26th, April 2010 | In: Celebrities | Comment

In Pictures: Pamela Anderson Vibrates, Vivienne Westwood’s Elizabeth I Impression And Charlie Brooker Goes Native At British Comedy Awards 2009


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Vivienne Westwood and Pamela Anderson at the British Comedy Awards 2009 at London Television Studios. Westwood does her impression of Queen Elizabeth I.

THE British Comedy Awards 2009, that AGM for funny men and the odd funny woman, is an odd thing where the rebels, those sayers and doers of things “out of the box”, “left field” and way cray-zee arrive on stage to collect an award. Like all awards do, these are awards for media compliancy, for being acceptably funny and funny enough to be on the telly.

And they came to chuckle: Vivienne Westwood went for visual gags with her Quene Elizabeth I impression, Pamela Anderson raised a smile, Griff Rhys Jones, Ash Attalla, Beth Cordingly, a child with a descriptive funny name – Tyger Drew Honey – Keith Allen, Tom Felton, Rob Brydon, Claudia Winkleman, Peter Capaldi , Lee Majors and his wife Faith, Pixie Lott, funny looking Katie Price, Steve Benham, Leigh Francis, critic gone native Charlie Brooker, Sir Terry Wogan, Simon Bird, the great Harry Hill, Joe Calzaghe and Kristina Rihanoff, Alice Beer, Davina McCall, Jane Goldman, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Armando Iannucci, John Thomson, Paul Kaye, Jack Dee and comedy singing act JLS all battled whether to go for the GQ cover pose (suit, tie and serious face) or jaunty jig pose?

And everyone laughed and laughed and lauged until their heads fell off…

Posted: 13th, December 2009 | In: Celebrities | Comment