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After much waiting with bated breath, Eric Sykes‘ autobiography, “If I Don’t Write It Nobody Else Will…“, has hit the shops. I’m no great reader of biographies as a rule, but this is one I’ll make an exception for, as I know will Blognor Regis.

The man is a comedy legend of the sort we don’t seem to produce any more and, I dare to say, greater than the (rightly) much-lauded Ronnie Barker who died earlier this week.

So it’s time for me to start dropping heavy hints with a birthday on the horizon. (I must check to see if Mrs P still reads this drivel.)

Mind you, if I lived in Norwich I’d be stumping up myself as the cost of the book would also get me two free tickets for an audience with the great man. I’ll have to make do with Eric as Comedy Controller. Better still, Eric at 80.

Nobody’s prefect. If you find any spelling mistakes or other errors in this post, please let me know by highlighting the text and pressing Ctrl+Enter.

4 comments… Add yours
  • Birdman 9th October 2005

    I'll definitely be getting this shortly. I have just finished Frankie Howerd's life story by Graham McCann. I can recommend it.
    How come Eric's not been given a knighthood? Well we all know comics aren't given the recognition they deserve. It pisses me off big style.

  • Shooting Parrots 9th October 2005

    You're right Birdy. I can only think of three — Spike Milligan, who would have had the Not-so Bonnie Prince Charlie to thank, Bob Hope and Charlie Chaplin, and I'm sure Elizabeth Bowes Lyons had a hand in those.

  • Blognor Regis 11th October 2005

    Norman Wisdom is a Sir.

    You're right though, plenty of Ks, Ds and even the odd peerage go out to "serious thesps" luvvie but rarely to comic actors.

  • Shooting Parrots 12th October 2005

    Not just the thesps, Mark. Watching the footie tonight and there were three soccer sirs sutting together — two Sir Bobbys and a Sir Tom.


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