rip geoffrey perkins, creator of mornington crescent
The creator of Mornington Crescent and former head of comedy at BBC TV, Geoffrey Perkins, died in a road accident in London yesterday. He was 55. A talent such as his will be sorely missed by all comedy fans.
hamish & dougal book out this week
The book based on the doings of Hamish & Dougal from their radio series is published later this week. Called The Doings of Hamish and Dougal: You’ll Have Had Your Tea? it is based on the show scripts, and includes among other things illustrations by Graeme Garden. Something to keep you chortling as the evenings start to draw in.
isihac to return next year
There are reports in the weekend press that recordings for I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue will resume next year. Briefly, no final decision has been made on who the new Chairman will be (other than it will not be one of the regulars), and initially various people will take on the role in the style of the TV quiz show Have I Got News For You.