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Did you hear about the very-full-of-himself actor at Bexhill Rep (I swear this is true) who gave himself a grand exit, swept off the stage and straight into the sea? A friend of mine was in the company there – she should know. Sailors and actors tell the best yarns – I am not in touch with any sailors right now, so here are some actors’ yarns we hope will hook you.

Dan Crawford King's Head Islington

History shmistory!

By Little Jump, Sitcom, Television
The King’s Head pub theatre Islington has given its last performance and people who weren’t there are telling us how it started and… EVERYTHING about it. But that’s the rub – they weren’t there and don’t know what really happened…
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Reginald Perrin Boxing Scene

Bizarre Boxing

By Little Jump, Sitcom, Television
This must be one of David Nobbs’ most bizarre inventions. There’s our wife, Pauline Yates – acting as a boxing referee, I think. And I see that Geoffrey Palmer is in this boxing scene. (I was his patient in Butterflies.)…
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David Frost

A Consumer Guide to Religions

By Acting, Little Jump
Shock and horror. This was one of the ground-breaking, society-changing, pieces of writing for which the BBC’s That Was the Week That Was became notorious. The establishment of the time couldn’t stomach it. Suggested by Ned Sherrin and written by…
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The Hungarian Count, part ten

By Acting, Stage
There was more correspondence with agents in New York, the UK and France about rights and percentages. Until, finally, Nicholas got his version of our translation-from-the-French and began a meticulously detailed revising of his own script – the French version…
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