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Peter Cook

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Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian. [1]

206 relations: A Dandy in Aspic, A Life in Pieces, A Poke in the Eye (With a Sharp Stick), Alan Bennett, Alice in Wonderland (1966 TV play), Amnesty International, Anti-establishment, Arena, Arena (UK TV series), Associated Television, Bachelor of Hearts, Barry Humphries, BBC, BBC Radio 3, BBC Two, Bedazzled (1967 film), Bernard Braden, Beryl Reid, Beyond the Fringe, Black Beauty (1994 film), Bootleg recording, Bridge on the River Wye, British Hit Singles & Albums, British Malaya, Cambridge University Liberal Association, Central London, Chris Bartlett (writer), Chris Blackwell, Chris Morris (satirist), Chronicle, Civil service, Clive Anderson, Clive Bull, Comic Relief, Comic Relief USA, Concept album, Consequences (Godley & Creme album), David Frost, David Nobbs, Defamation, Derek and Clive, Derek and Clive (Live), Derek and Clive Ad Nauseam, Derek and Clive Come Again, Derek and Clive Get the Horn, Devil, Devon, Diplomat, District officer, Doon Mackichan, ..., Double act, Dudley Moore, E. L. Wisty, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Eleanor Bron, Enugu, Eric Idle, Eric Sykes, Faust, Federated Malay States Railways, Fierce Creatures, Financial secretary, Find the Lady (1976 film), Footlights, Gastrointestinal bleeding, Gerald Durrell, Gerry Anderson, Getting It Right (film), Golders Green Crematorium, Goodbye Again (TV series), Graham Chapman, Grammy Award, Great Balls of Fire! (film), Greta Garbo, Hampstead, Harold Macmillan, HBO, ITV Granada, Jake's Journey, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jeremy Thorpe, Joan Rivers, John Bird (actor), John Cleese, John Fortune, Jonathan Miller, Joseph Cantley, Judy Huxtable, Kenneth Williams, Kevin Bishop, Kevin Godley, Kevin Kline, Knut Lystad, Kraft Music Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Lars Mjøen, Laurence Olivier, LBC, Lenny Bruce, List of Edinburgh festivals, List of minor planets: 20001–21000, List of satirists and satires, Listings magazine, Lol Creme, London Weekend Television, Lord Chamberlain's Office, Ludovic Kennedy, Malaysia, Martin Lewis (humorist), Michael Palin, Michael Parkinson, Minor planet, Monte Carlo or Bust!, Monty Python, Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door, New York City, Nick Awde, Nigel, Not Only But Always, Not Only... But Also, On the Hour, One Foot in the Grave, One Leg Too Few, Paparazzi, Paula Wilcox, Pebble Mill at One, Pembroke College, Cambridge, Permanent Secretary, Pete and Dud, Pete and Dud: Come Again, Peter Cook, Peter Ustinov, Phonograph record, Pieces of Eight (1959 revue), Political officer (British Empire), Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Private Eye, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Radley College, Raquel Welch, Rebecca Front, Revolver (TV series), Rhys Ifans, Richard III of England, Roald Dahl, Ron Mael, Rowan Atkinson, S. J. Perelman, Satire boom, Saturday Night Live, Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling, Soho, Sparks (band), Spike Milligan, St John-at-Hampstead, Stanley Donen, Stephen Fry, Steve Coogan, Stratford-upon-Avon, Supergirl (film), Tales of the Unexpected (TV series), Teetotalism, Terry Jones, That Was the Week That Was, The Adventures of Barry McKenzie, The Bed Sitting Room (film), The Black Adder, The Comic Strip, The Daily Telegraph, The Day Today, The Establishment (club), The Foretelling, The Gizmo, The Guardian, The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978 film), The Improv, The Princess Bride (film), The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer, The Secret Policeman's Ball, The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979), The Two of Us (1981 TV series), The Wrong Box, Thelbridge, Thirty-Minute Theatre, Tom Goodman-Hill, Tom Jones (singer), Tony Award, Torbay, Torquay, Trond Kirkvaag, TVTimes, Twelve Days of Christmas, UK Singles Chart, United States presidential election, 1988, Virgin Records, West End theatre, Westminster City Council, Whoops Apocalypse (film), Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK TV series), Why Bother? (radio show), Wiping, Witheridge, Without a Clue, Yellowbeard, 10cc. Expand index (156 more) »

A Dandy in Aspic

A Dandy in Aspic is a 1968 Technicolor and Panavision British spy film, directed by Anthony Mann, based on the novel of the same name by Derek Marlowe and starring Laurence Harvey, Tom Courtenay, and Mia Farrow.

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A Life in Pieces

A Life in Pieces is a Big Finish original novella collection, featuring Bernice Summerfield, a character from the spin-off media based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who.

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A Poke in the Eye (With a Sharp Stick)

A Poke in the Eye (With a Sharp Stick) is the title of the first show in what later became the iconic Secret Policeman's Ball series of benefit shows for human rights organization Amnesty International, although it pre-dated by three years the first show to bear that name..

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Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett (born 9 May 1934) is an English playwright, screenwriter, actor and author.

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Alice in Wonderland (1966 TV play)

Alice in Wonderland (1966) is a BBC television play, shot on film, based on Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

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Amnesty International

Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a London-based non-governmental organization focused on human rights.

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An anti-establishment view or belief is one which stands in opposition to the conventional social, political, and economic principles of a society.

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An arena, is a covered or not covered enclosed area, often circular or oval-shaped, designed to showcase theater, musical performances, or sporting events.

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Arena (UK TV series)

Arena is a British television documentary series, made and broadcast by the BBC since 1 October 1975.

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Associated Television

Associated Television (ATV), a former British television company, was awarded the franchise by the Independent Television Authority (ITA) to provide the Independent Television service at weekends for the London region.

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Bachelor of Hearts

Bachelor of Hearts is a 1958 British comedy film starring Hardy Krüger as a German who studies at Cambridge University.

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Barry Humphries

John Barry Humphries, AO, CBE (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, and author.

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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.

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BBC Radio 3

BBC Radio 3 is a British radio station operated by the BBC.

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BBC Two is the second flagship television channel of the British Broadcasting Corporation in the United Kingdom, Isle of Man and Channel Islands.

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Bedazzled (1967 film)

Bedazzled is a 1967 British comedy DeLuxe Color film directed and produced by Stanley Donen in Panavision format.

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Bernard Braden

Bernard Chastey Braden (16 May 1916 – 2 February 1993) was a Canadian-born actor and comedian, who is best known for his appearances in UK television and radio shows.

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Beryl Reid

Beryl Elizabeth Reid, OBE (17 June 1919 – 13 October 1996) was a British actress of stage and screen.

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Beyond the Fringe

Beyond the Fringe was a British comedy stage revue written and performed by Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, and Jonathan Miller.

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Black Beauty (1994 film)

Black Beauty is a 1994 American film adaptation of Anna Sewell's novel by the same name directed by Caroline Thompson in her directorial debut.

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Bootleg recording

A bootleg recording is an audio or video recording of a performance that was not officially released by the artist or under other legal authority.

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Bridge on the River Wye

Bridge on the River Wye is an album by members of the British comedy group The Goon Show and other humorists.

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British Hit Singles & Albums

British Hit Singles & Albums (originally known as The Guinness Book of British Hit Singles and The Guinness Book of British Hit Albums) was a music reference book originally published in the United Kingdom by the publishing arm of the Guinness breweries, Guinness Superlatives.

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British Malaya

The term British Malaya loosely describes a set of states on the Malay Peninsula and the island of Singapore that were brought under British control between the 18th and the 20th centuries.

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Cambridge University Liberal Association

Cambridge University Liberal Association is the student branch of the Liberal Democrats for students at Cambridge University.

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Central London

Central London is the innermost part of London, in the United Kingdom, spanning several boroughs.

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Chris Bartlett (writer)

Chris Bartlett (born in Bridgend, Wales on 25 August 1976) is a Cheshire-based playwright and arts journalist.

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Chris Blackwell

Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell (born 22 June 1937) is an English businessman and former record producer, and the founder of Island Records, which has been called "one of Britain's great independent labels".

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Chris Morris (satirist)

Christopher J Morris (born 15 June 1962) is an English comedian, writer, director, actor, voice actor, and producer.

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A chronicle (chronica, from Greek χρονικά, from χρόνος, chronos, "time") is a historical account of facts and events ranged in chronological order, as in a time line.

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Civil service

The civil service is independent of government and composed mainly of career bureaucrats hired on professional merit rather than appointed or elected, whose institutional tenure typically survives transitions of political leadership.

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Clive Anderson

Clive Stuart Anderson (born 10 December 1952 in Stanmore, Middlesex) is an English television and radio presenter, comedy writer and former barrister.

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Clive Bull

Clive Bull, born 23 January 1959, is an award-winning radio talk show host, best known for presenting a late-night show on LBC in London, England.

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Comic Relief

Comic Relief is an operating British charity, and an independent sister organization of the United States-based Comic Relief Inc. It was founded in 1985 by the comedy scriptwriter Richard Curtis and comedian Lenny Henry in response to famine in Ethiopia.

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Comic Relief USA

Comic Relief USA was a non-profit charity organization whose mission is to raise funds to help those in need—particularly America's homeless.

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Concept album

A concept album is an album in which its tracks hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually.

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Consequences (Godley & Creme album)

Consequences is the debut album by English pop artists Godley & Creme.

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David Frost

Sir David Paradine Frost (7 April 1939 – 31 August 2013) was an English television host, media personality, journalist, comedian, and writer.

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David Nobbs

David Gordon Nobbs (13 March 1935 – 8 August 2015, The Guardian, 11 September 2015. Retrieved 13 September 2015.) was an English comedy writer, best known for writing the 1970s series The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin, adapted from his own novels.

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Defamation, calumny, vilification, or traducement is the communication of a false statement that, depending on the law of the country, harms the reputation of an individual, business, product, group, government, religion, or nation.

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Derek and Clive

Derek and Clive was a double act of comedic characters created by Dudley Moore (Derek) and Peter Cook (Clive) in the 1970s.

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Derek and Clive (Live)

Derek and Clive (Live) is the debut comedy record recorded by Derek and Clive, drunken alter-egos created by comedy duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

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Derek and Clive Ad Nauseam

Derek and Clive Ad Nauseam is the third and final recording made by Peter Cook and Dudley Moore featuring their characters Derek and Clive.

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Derek and Clive Come Again

Derek and Clive Come Again, subtitled on the CD reissue as "Further Ejaculations From......" is the second record released by Derek and Clive, a pair of characters created by comedy duo Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

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Derek and Clive Get the Horn

Derek and Clive Get the Horn is a 1979 British documentary comedy film that chronicles the recording of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore's 1978 comedy album Derek and Clive Ad Nauseam, their third and final outing featuring their controversial alter-egos Derek and Clive, two foul-mouthed lavatory attendants who banter at length about their surreal day-to-day existences.

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A devil (from Greek: διάβολος diábolos "slanderer, accuser") is the personification and archetype of evil in various cultures.

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Devon, also known as Devonshire, which was formerly its common and official name, is a county of England, reaching from the Bristol Channel in the north to the English Channel in the south.

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A diplomat is a person appointed by a state to conduct diplomacy with one or more other states or international organizations.

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District officer

A district officer (DO) was a commissioned officer of the Colonial Service of the United Kingdom, who was responsible for a district of one of the overseas territories of the British Empire.

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Doon Mackichan

Sarah-Doon Mackichan (born 7 August 1962) is a British comedian and actress.

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Double act

A double act, also known as a comedy duo, is a comic pairing in which humor is derived from the uneven relationship between two partners, usually of the same gender, age, ethnic origin and profession but drastically different in terms of personality or behavior.

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Dudley Moore

Dudley Stuart John Moore, CBE (19 April 193527 March 2002) was an English actor, comedian, musician and composer.

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E. L. Wisty


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Edinburgh Festival Fringe

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe (often referred to as simply The Fringe) is the world's largest arts festival, which in 2017 spanned 25 days and featured 53,232 performances of 3,398 shows in 300 venues.

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Eleanor Bron

Eleanor Bron (born 14 March 1938) is an English stage, film and television actress, and an author.

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Enugu is the capital of Enugu State in Nigeria.

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Eric Idle

Eric Idle (born 29 March 1943) is an English comedian, actor, voice actor, author, singer-songwriter, musician, writer and comedic composer.

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Eric Sykes

Eric Sykes, (4 May 1923 – 4 July 2012) was an English radio, stage, television and film writer, comedian, actor, and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years.

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Faust is the protagonist of a classic German legend, based on the historical Johann Georg Faust (c. 1480–1540).

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Federated Malay States Railways

The Federated Malay States Railways (FMSR) was a consolidated railroad operator in British Malaya (present day Peninsular Malaysia and Singapore) during the first half of the 20th century.

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Fierce Creatures

Fierce Creatures is a 1997 farcical comedy film.

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Financial secretary

Financial secretary is an administrative and executive government position within the governance of a state, corporation, private or public organization, small group or other body with financial assets.

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Find the Lady (1976 film)

Find the Lady is a 1976 comedy film directed by John Trent.

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Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, commonly referred to simply as the Footlights, is an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, England, founded in 1883 and run by the students of Cambridge University.

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Gastrointestinal bleeding

Gastrointestinal bleeding (GI bleed), also known as gastrointestinal hemorrhage, is all forms of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the rectum.

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Gerald Durrell

Gerald Malcolm Durrell, OBE (7 January 1925 – 30 January 1995) was a British naturalist, zookeeper, conservationist, author and television presenter.

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Gerry Anderson

Gerry Anderson (born Gerald Alexander Abrahams; 14 April 1929 – 26 December 2012) was an English television and film producer, director, writer and occasional voice artist.

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Getting It Right (film)

Getting It Right is a 1989 British-American comedy-drama film starring Jesse Birdsall, Jane Horrocks, and Helena Bonham Carter.

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Golders Green Crematorium

Golders Green Crematorium and Mausoleum was the first crematorium to be opened in London, and one of the oldest crematoria in Britain.

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Goodbye Again (TV series)

Goodbye Again (1968) is a series of four hour-long television programmes made by ATV for the British TV network ITV to re-unite Peter Cook and Dudley Moore and recreate their very successful BBC comedy series Not Only... But Also.

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Graham Chapman

Graham Arthur Chapman (8 January 1941 – 4 October 1989) was an English comedian, writer, actor, author, and one of the six members of the British surreal comedy group Monty Python.

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Grammy Award

A Grammy Award (stylized as GRAMMY, originally called Gramophone Award), or Grammy, is an award presented by The Recording Academy to recognize achievement in the music industry.

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Great Balls of Fire! (film)

Great Balls of Fire! is a 1989 American biographical film directed by Jim McBride and starring Dennis Quaid as rockabilly pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis.

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Greta Garbo

Greta Garbo (born Greta Lovisa Gustafsson; 18 September 1905 – 15 April 1990) was a Swedish film actress during the 1920s and 1930s.

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Hampstead, commonly known as Hampstead Village, is an area of London, England, northwest of Charing Cross.

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Harold Macmillan

Maurice Harold Macmillan, 1st Earl of Stockton, (10 February 1894 – 29 December 1986) was a British statesman of the Conservative Party who served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1957 to 1963.

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Home Box Office (HBO) is an American premium cable and satellite television network of Home Box Office, Inc..

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ITV Granada

ITV Granada (formerly Granada Television; informally Granada) is the Channel 3 regional service for North West England and the Isle of Man.

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Jake's Journey

Jake's Journey was a television pilot created, co-written and starring Monty Python member Graham Chapman in 1988.

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Jamie Lee Curtis

Jamie Lee Haden-Guest, Baroness Haden-Guest (née Curtis; born November 22, 1958), commonly known as Jamie Lee Curtis, is an American actress and author.

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Jeremy Thorpe

John Jeremy Thorpe (29 April 1929 – 4 December 2014) was a British politician who served as Member of Parliament for North Devon from 1959 to 1979, and as leader of the Liberal Party between 1967 and 1976.

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Joan Rivers

Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known professionally as Joan Rivers, was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host.

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John Bird (actor)

John Bird (born 22 November 1936) is an English satirist, actor and comedian, best known for his work with John Fortune.

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John Cleese

John Marwood Cleese (born 27 October 1939) is an English actor, voice actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.

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John Fortune

John Fortune (born John C. Wood; 30 June 1939 – 31 December 2013) was an English satirist, comedian, writer, and actor, best known for his work with John Bird and Rory Bremner on the TV series Bremner, Bird and Fortune.

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Jonathan Miller

Sir Jonathan Wolfe Miller, CBE (born 21 July 1934) is an English theatre and opera director, actor, author, television presenter, humourist, and medical doctor.

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Joseph Cantley

Sir Joseph Donaldson Cantley, (8 August 1910 – 6 January 1993) was an English barrister and High Court judge.

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Judy Huxtable

Judy Huxtable (born 1944) is a British actress.

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Kenneth Williams

Kenneth Charles Williams (22 February 1926 – 15 April 1988) was an English actor, best known for his comedy roles and in later life as a raconteur and diarist.

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Kevin Bishop

Kevin Brian Bishop (born 18 June 1980) is an English comedian, actor, writer and star of The Kevin Bishop Show, which he co-wrote with Lee Hupfield.

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Kevin Godley

Kevin Michael Godley (born 7 October 1945, Prestwich, Lancashire, England) is an English musician and music video director.

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Kevin Kline

Kevin Delaney Kline (born October 24, 1947) is an American film and stage actor and singer.

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Knut Lystad

Knut Ove Lystad (born 31 January 1946) is a Norwegian actor, singer, translator, screenwriter, comedian and occasional director, best known from the comedy trio KLM, alongside Trond Kirkvaag and Lars Mjøen.

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Kraft Music Hall

The Kraft Music Hall was a popular old-time radio variety program, featuring top show business entertainers, which aired first on NBC radio from 1933 to 1949.

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Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur, officially the Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur (Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur), or commonly known as KL, is the national capital of Malaysia as well as its largest city in the country.

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Lars Mjøen

Lars Lennart Heiberg Mjøen (born 13 November 1945) is a Norwegian comedian, actor, singer, screenwriter, director, editor and author.

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Laurence Olivier

Laurence Kerr Olivier, Baron Olivier, (22 May 1907 – 11 July 1989) was an English actor and director who, along with his contemporaries Ralph Richardson and John Gielgud, dominated the British stage of the mid-20th century.

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LBC (originally the London Broadcasting Company) is a London-based national talk and phone-in radio station.

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Lenny Bruce

Leonard Alfred Schneider (October 13, 1925 – August 3, 1966), better known by his stage name Lenny Bruce, was an American stand-up comedian, social critic, and satirist.

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List of Edinburgh festivals

This is a list of arts and cultural festivals regularly taking place in Edinburgh, Scotland.

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List of minor planets: 20001–21000

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List of satirists and satires

Below is an incomplete list of writers, cartoonists and others known for their involvement in satire – humorous social criticism.

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Listings magazine

A listings magazine is a magazine which is largely dedicated to information about the upcoming week's events such as broadcast programming, music, clubs, theatre and film information.

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Lol Creme

Laurence Neil "Lol" Creme (born 19 September 1947) is an English musician and music video director, best known for his work in 10cc.

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London Weekend Television

London Weekend Television (LWT) was the ITV network franchise holder for Greater London and the Home Counties at weekends, broadcasting from Fridays at 5.15 pm (7:00 pm until 1982) to Monday mornings at 6:00 am.

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Lord Chamberlain's Office

The Lord Chamberlain's Office is a department within the British Royal Household.

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Ludovic Kennedy

Sir Ludovic Henry Coverley Kennedy (3 November 191918 October 2009) was a British journalist, broadcaster, humanist and author best known for re-examining cases such as the Lindbergh kidnapping and the murder convictions of Timothy Evans and Derek Bentley, and for his role in the abolition of the death penalty in the United Kingdom.

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Malaysia is a federal constitutional monarchy in Southeast Asia.

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Martin Lewis (humorist)

Martin Neil Lewis (born 24 July 1952) is a US-based English humorist, writer, radio/TV host, producer, and marketing strategist.

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Michael Palin

Michael Edward Palin (pronounced; born 5 May 1943) is an English comedian, actor, writer and television presenter.

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Michael Parkinson

Sir Michael Parkinson (born 28 March 1935) is an English broadcaster, journalist and author.

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Minor planet

A minor planet is an astronomical object in direct orbit around the Sun (or more broadly, any star with a planetary system) that is neither a planet nor exclusively classified as a comet.

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Monte Carlo or Bust!

Monte Carlo or Bust! is a 1969 British/French/Italian co-production comedy film, also known by its American title, Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies.

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Monty Python

Monty Python (also collectively known as The Pythons) were a British surreal comedy group who created their sketch comedy show Monty Python's Flying Circus, which first aired on the BBC in 1969.

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Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door


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New York City

The City of New York, often called New York City (NYC) or simply New York, is the most populous city in the United States.

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Nick Awde

Nick Awde Hill (born 29 December 1961 in London, England) is a British writer, artist, singer-songwriter and critic.

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Nigel is an English masculine given name.

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Not Only But Always

Not Only But Always is a British TV movie, originally screened on the Channel 4 network in the UK on 30 December 2004.

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Not Only... But Also

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On the Hour

On the Hour was a British radio programme that parodied current affairs broadcasting, broadcast on BBC Radio 4 between 1991 and 1992.

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One Foot in the Grave

One Foot in the Grave is a British dark comedy sitcom written by David Renwick.

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One Leg Too Few

"One Leg Too Few" is a comedy sketch written by Peter Cook and most famously performed by Cook and Dudley Moore.

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Paparazzi (singular: masculine paparazzo or feminine paparazza) are independent photographers who take pictures of high-profile people, such as athletes, entertainers, politicians, and other celebrities, typically while subjects go about their usual life routines.

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Paula Wilcox

Paula Wilcox (born 13 December 1949) is an English actress.

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Pebble Mill at One

Pebble Mill at One was a British television magazine programme that was broadcast live weekdays at one o'clock on BBC1, from 2 October 1972 to 23 May 1986 and again from 20 October 1991 to 25 May 1996.

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Pembroke College, Cambridge

Pembroke College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.

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Permanent Secretary

The Permanent Secretary, in most departments officially titled the Permanent Under-secretary of State or PUS (although the full title is rarely used), is the most senior civil servant of a British Government ministry, charged with running the department on a day-to-day basis.

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Pete and Dud

Pete and Dud were characters played by the comedians and entertainers Peter Cook and Dudley Moore.

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Pete and Dud: Come Again

Pete and Dud: Come Again is a stage play about British Beyond the Fringe comedians Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, which was written by Chris Bartlett and Nick Awde.

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Peter Cook

Peter Edward Cook (17 November 1937 – 9 January 1995) was an English actor, satirist, writer and comedian.

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Peter Ustinov

Sir Peter Alexander Ustinov, (né von Ustinov; or; 16 April 192128 March 2004) was a British actor, voice actor, writer, dramatist, filmmaker, theatre and opera director, stage designer, screenwriter, comedian, humorist, newspaper and magazine columnist, radio broadcaster, and television presenter.

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Phonograph record

A phonograph record (also known as a gramophone record, especially in British English, or record) is an analog sound storage medium in the form of a flat disc with an inscribed, modulated spiral groove.

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Pieces of Eight (1959 revue)

Pieces of Eight was a British musical comedy revue with sketches written by Peter Cook, music by Laurie Johnson and starring Kenneth Williams and Fenella Fielding.

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Political officer (British Empire)

In the British Empire, a Political Officer or Political Agent was an officer of the imperial civil administration, as opposed to the military administration, usually operating outside imperial territory.

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Prime Minister of the United Kingdom

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom is the head of the United Kingdom government.

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Private Eye

Private Eye is a British fortnightly satirical and current affairs news magazine, founded in 1961.

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Progressive rock

Progressive rock (shortened as prog; sometimes called art rock, classical rock or symphonic rock) is a broad genre of rock music that developed in the United Kingdom and United States throughout the mid to late 1960s.

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Punk rock

Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.

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Radley College

Radley College (formally St Peter's College, Radley) is a boys' independent boarding school near Radley, Oxfordshire, England, which was founded in 1847.

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Raquel Welch

Raquel Welch (born Jo Raquel Tejada; September 5, 1940) is an American actress and singer.

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Rebecca Front

Rebecca Louise Front (born 16 May 1964) is an English actress, writer, comedian and singer.

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Revolver (TV series)

Revolver is a British music TV series on ITV that ran for one series only, of eight episodes, in 1978.

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Rhys Ifans

Rhys Ifans (born Rhys Owain Evans;Births, Marriages & Deaths Index of England & Wales, 1916–2005.; at ancestry.com 22 July 1967) is a Welsh actor and musician.

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Richard III of England

Richard III (2 October 1452 – 22 August 1485) was King of England from 1483 until his death at the Battle of Bosworth Field.

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot.

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Ron Mael

Ronald David "Ron" Mael (born August 12, 1945) is an American musician, songwriter, composer and record producer.

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Rowan Atkinson

Rowan Sebastian Atkinson, CBE (born 6 January 1955) is an English actor, comedian, and screenwriter best known for his work on the sitcoms Blackadder and Mr. Bean.

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S. J. Perelman

Sidney Joseph "S.

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Satire boom

The satire boom is a general term to describe the emergence of a generation of English satirical writers, journalists and performers at the end of the 1950s.

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Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live (SNL) is an American late-night live television variety show created by Lorne Michaels and developed by Dick Ebersol.

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Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling

Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling is a fictional character played by British comedian Peter Cook throughout his career.

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Soho is an area of the City of Westminster, part of the West End of London.

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Sparks (band)

Sparks are an American pop and rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1972 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals).

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Spike Milligan

Terence Alan Milligan, (16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002), known as Spike Milligan, was a British-Irish comedian, writer, poet, playwright and actor.

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St John-at-Hampstead

St John-at-Hampstead is a Church of England parish church dedicated to St John the Evangelist (though the original dedication was only refined from St John to this in 1917 by the Bishop of London) in Church Row, Hampstead, London.

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Stanley Donen

Stanley Donen (born April 13, 1924) is an American film director and choreographer whose most celebrated works are Singin' in the Rain and On the Town, both of which he co-directed with actor and dancer Gene Kelly.

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Stephen Fry

Stephen John Fry (born 24 August 1957) is an English comedian, actor, writer, presenter, and activist.

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Steve Coogan

Stephen John Coogan (born 14 October 1965) is an English actor, stand-up comedian, impressionist, screenwriter, and producer.

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Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in the Stratford-on-Avon District, in the county of Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, north west of London, south east of Birmingham, and south west of Warwick.

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Supergirl (film)

Supergirl is a 1984 British superhero film directed by Jeannot Szwarc and written by David Odell.

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Tales of the Unexpected (TV series)

Tales of the Unexpected (Roald Dahl's Tales of the Unexpected) is a British television series which aired between 1979 and 1988.

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Teetotalism is the practice or promotion of complete personal abstinence from alcoholic beverages.

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Terry Jones

Terence Graham Parry Jones (born 1 February 1942) is a Welsh actor, writer, comedian, screenwriter and film director.

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That Was the Week That Was

That Was the Week That Was, informally TWTWTW or TW3, was a satirical television comedy programme on BBC Television in 1962 and 1963.

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The Adventures of Barry McKenzie

The Adventures of Barry McKenzie is a 1972 Australian film starring Barry Crocker, telling the story of an Australian 'yobbo' on his travels to the United Kingdom.

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The Bed Sitting Room (film)

The Bed Sitting Room is a 1969 British comedy film directed by Richard Lester, starring an ensemble cast of British comic actors, and based on the play of the same name.

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The Black Adder

The Black Adder is the first series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder, written by Richard Curtis and Rowan Atkinson, directed by Martin Shardlow and produced by John Lloyd.

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The Comic Strip

The Comic Strip is a group of British comedians who came to prominence in the 1980s.

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The Daily Telegraph

The Daily Telegraph, commonly referred to simply as The Telegraph, is a national British daily broadsheet newspaper published in London by Telegraph Media Group and distributed across the United Kingdom and internationally.

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The Day Today

The Day Today was a British comedy television show which parodies television current affairs programmes, broadcast in 1994 on BBC2.

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The Establishment (club)

The Establishment was a London nightclub which opened in October 1961, at 18 Greek Street, Soho and which became known in retrospect for satire although at the time was a venue more commonly booking jazz acts and used for other events.

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The Foretelling

"The Foretelling" is the first episode of the BBC sitcom The Black Adder, the first series of the long-running comedy programme Blackadder.

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The Gizmo

The Gizmo, also called the Gizmotron, is an effects device for the electric guitar and bass guitar.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British daily newspaper.

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The Hound of the Baskervilles (1978 film)

The Hound of the Baskervilles is a 1978 British comedy film spoofing The Hound of the Baskervilles by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

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The Improv

The Improv is a comedy club franchise.

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The Princess Bride (film)

The Princess Bride is a 1987 American romantic comedy fantasy adventure film directed and co-produced by Rob Reiner, starring Cary Elwes, Robin Wright, Mandy Patinkin, Chris Sarandon, Wallace Shawn, André the Giant, and Christopher Guest.

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The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer

The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer is a 1970 British satirical film starring Peter Cook, and co-written by Cook, John Cleese, Graham Chapman, and Kevin Billington, who directed the film.

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The Secret Policeman's Ball

The Secret Policeman's Ball is the name informally used for the long-running series of benefit shows staged initially in the United Kingdom to raise funds for the human rights organisation Amnesty International.

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The Secret Policeman's Ball (1979)

The Secret Policeman's Ball was the third of the benefit shows staged by Amnesty International to raise funds for its research and campaign work in the human rights field.

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The Two of Us (1981 TV series)

The Two of Us is an American sitcom starring Peter Cook and Mimi Kennedy which was broadcast from 1981 to 1982.

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The Wrong Box

The Wrong Box (1966) is a British comedy film made by Salamander Film Productions and distributed by Columbia Pictures.

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Thelbridge is a village and civil parish in Devon, England.

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Thirty-Minute Theatre

Thirty-Minute Theatre is an anthology drama series of short plays shown on BBC Television between 1965 and 1973, which was used in part at least as a training ground for new writers, on account of its short running length, and which therefore attracted many writers who later became well known.

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Tom Goodman-Hill

Tom Goodman-Hill (born 21 May 1968) is an English actor of radio, film, stage and television.

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Tom Jones (singer)

Sir Thomas John Woodward (born 7 June 1940), also known by his stage name Tom Jones, is a Welsh singer.

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Tony Award

The Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Broadway Theatre, more commonly known as the Tony Award, recognizes excellence in live Broadway theatre.

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Torbay is a borough in Devon, England, administered by the unitary authority of Torbay Council.

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Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay.

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Trond Kirkvaag

Trond Georg Kirkvaag (21 June 1946 – 16 November 2007) was a Norwegian comedian, actor, impressionist, screenwriter, author, director and television host.

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TVTimes is a television listings magazine published in the United Kingdom by Time Inc. UK.

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Twelve Days of Christmas

The Twelve Days of Christmas, also known as Twelvetide, is a festive Christian season celebrating the Nativity of Jesus Christ.

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UK Singles Chart

The UK Singles Chart (currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming.

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United States presidential election, 1988

The United States presidential election of 1988 was the 51st quadrennial United States presidential election.

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Virgin Records

Virgin Records Ltd. was a British record label founded by entrepreneurs Richard Branson, Simon Draper, Nik Powell, and musician Tom Newman in 1972.

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West End theatre

West End theatre is a common term for mainstream professional theatre staged in the large theatres of "Theatreland" in and near the West End of London.

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Westminster City Council

Westminster City Council is the local authority for the City of Westminster in Greater London, England.

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Whoops Apocalypse (film)

Whoops Apocalypse is a 1986 ITC Entertainment film, directed by Tom Bussmann.

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Whose Line Is It Anyway? (UK TV series)

Whose Line is it Anyway? (abbreviated to Whose Line? or WLIIA) is a short-form improvisational comedy television show.

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Why Bother? (radio show)

Why Bother? is a comedy radio series made for BBC Radio 3, consisting of five 10-minute-long spoof interviews between Chris Morris and Peter Cook's character Sir Arthur Streeb-Greebling.

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Wiping, also known as junking, is a colloquial term of art for action taken by radio and television production and broadcasting companies, in which old audiotapes, videotapes, and telerecordings (kinescopes), are erased, reused, or destroyed.

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Witheridge is a village and civil parish in the North Devon district of Devon, England.

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Without a Clue

Without a Clue is a 1988 British comedy film directed by Thom Eberhardt and starring Michael Caine and Ben Kingsley.

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Yellowbeard is a 1983 British comedy film directed by Mel Damski and written by Graham Chapman, Peter Cook, Bernard McKenna, and David Sherlock, with an ensemble cast featuring Chapman, Cook, Peter Boyle, Cheech & Chong, Martin Hewitt, Michael Hordern, Eric Idle, Madeline Kahn, James Mason, and John Cleese, and the final cinematic appearances of Marty Feldman and Peter Bull.

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10cc are an English rock band founded in Stockport, England, who achieved their greatest commercial success in the 1970s.

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