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

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  • Eddie Braben dies: Morecambe and Wise scriptwriter dead at 82

      News Source: Mail Online UK | 11 months ago
    21 May 2013 The comedy scriptwriter who ensured the success of Morecambe and Wise with his witty one-liners has died at the age of 82. Award-winning performer and writer Eddie Braben was known as the third man behind the hit comedy TV show Morecambe
  • Farewell in 2012

      News Source: BBC | over 1 year ago
    January saw the departure of one of America's legendary blues stars when Etta James, best known for her signature track At Last, died at the age of 73, prompting an outpouring of tributes. A generation of Blockbusters fans mourned the passing of
  • Count Jacques le Bel de Penguilly: Aristocrat and one of the last members ...

      News Source: The Independent | over 1 year ago
    News in pictures From the blogs Misfits is well known for its stylistic cinematography and this week was a reminder of the stunning ... After the violent drama of last week's episode, which injected a much-needed sense of purpose into t... Macy Gray
  • Strictly Come Dancing beats X Factor to pole position yet again

      News Source: The Guardian | over 1 year ago
    the music keeps playing for Lisa Riley, as she gets through to next weekend. Photograph: Guy Levy/BBC/PA Strictly Come Dancing was 2 million viewers ahead of The X Factor on Saturday, and also stretched its ratings lead over the ITV1 show on Sunday
  • Bernard Hunter

      News Source: The Guardian | over 1 year ago
    Hunter's approachable good looks and air of a casual boulevardier seemed to attract consistent good luck. Born in London, Hunter described his childhood in Islington as full of "maniacal happiness". Asked what his father did, he was apt to quip
  • 7. British comic actor Eric Sykes dies aged 89

      News Source: The Star | over 1 year ago
    Eric Sykes, one of Britain's best-loved comedians who forged a career in entertainment by writing for others, has died, his manager said on Wednesday...In a career spanning over 50 years he was a regular collaborator on the popular 1950s radio comedy
  • Max Bygraves: Entertainer who won the nation's hearts with his songs, TV ...

      News Source: The Independent | over 1 year ago
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  • Week in comedy

      News Source: The Guardian | over 1 year ago
    Getting serious Stewart Lee's piece on the corporate takeover of the Edinburgh Fringe sparked a lively conversation. Photograph: Sarah Lee for the Guardian Best of this week's news Hot on the heels of Stewart Lee's broadside against the state of the


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