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Cricket Broadcasters: Test Match Special (Live)

Cricket Broadcasters: BBC Radio’s Test Match Special (Live)

Broadcaster Terry Wogan once said ‘Radio has a way of getting into people’s heads’. There is no better example as BBC’s Test Match Special; which has been broadcasting the highs and lows of the England cricket team for over 65 years. The chatter and banter heard by a nation often surpassed the cricket being played…
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Barry Cryer: Friend, Funny & Fantastic

I knew Baz for over forty years, while writing on various comedy shows, bumping into him in TV Studio’s, events and the after dinner speaking circuit. We became close friends. The trips to his favourite pub (The Moon & Sixpence), the chat, stories and banter were simply wonderful. I will miss him tremendously. Jack Dee…
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Sean Lock: Comedian’s, comedian

Sean Lock was one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed and original comedians; His stand-up was the product of a hyperactive imagination combining hilariously surreal imagery and insightful observations on the human condition. He was probably best best known for his role as team captain on Jimmy Carr’s panel show ‘8 Out Of 10 Cats’…
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Jackie Mason

Jackie Mason – Rabbi Comedian

The prototypical borscht belt comedian, Jackie Mason deftly blended self-deprecating humility with abrasive arrogance to acutely dissect the differences between Jewish and Gentile culture. He made his name in Britain with his successful one man show, ‘The World According to Me!’ playing a number of weeks in London’s West End, the successful show having transferred…
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Business: Re-Energise Conference 2020

As we enter a new decade, having been worn down by Brexit issues, facing fresh economic challenges. A Business group felt it was time to Re-Energise. Arranging an appropriately titled Business conference with four speakers ready to light the match and send us all into motivational orbit. Stress in Our Lives Psychologist Maria Paviour skipped…
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Freddie Starr: A Bright Star Has Gone Out

Freddie Starr was a very talented comedian, impressionist, singer and actor with an extra ordinary self-destructive side which was often present in his performances but even more prevalent in his personal life and on occasions dealing with professional staff and showbusiness executives. Frederick Leslie Fowell He was born Frederick Leslie Fowell in Liverpool, a carpenter’s…
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British Football History: Sky Sports, TV Pundits & Presenters

ITV’s exclusive TV football league contract finished at the end of the 1992 season. Since the mid 1980s, talk of a super league of elite English clubs had been frequently mentioned by various footballing bodies. As the 1990’s approached it became more of a reality. The English football clubs were now invited back into European…
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British Football: Potted History of TV Coverage & Punditry

British Football History: BBC & ITV, Commentators & Pundits

The more outspoken they were the more television valued them. The public would switch on not only because they liked what they saw. But also to hate what they heard. Television football coverage and punditry has changed dramatically with the times. It has developed through the need of audience, growth of technology and the mass…
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George Best & Miss World

George Best & Miss World: The Marjorie Wallace Affair

‘She wanted me because I was George Best and I wanted her because she was Miss World. It wasn’t exactly a meeting of minds, it was a collision of bodies.’ – George Best George Best (1946-2005) finally walked out on Manchester United in January 1974, having done so twice before. Although one of the most…
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Bobby Moore: The Bogotá Bracelet Arrest Scandal

Bobby Moore: Bogotá Bracelet Arrest Scandal Revisited

In preparation for the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, one needed to check the England Esso coin collection was complete and the squad poster was neatly pinned to a teenagers wall. The England team left us with a song, ‘Back Home’ appearing on ‘Top of the Pops’ reaching number 1 in the charts on May…
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Ken Dodd: His Writer of 30 Years Speaks Out (Part 1)

Barry Reeves was Ken Dodd’s comedy writer for over 30 years, keeping himself in the back ground, while serving up some of Doddy’s most favorite routines. Barry was never one for the personal limelight. Modest in attitude but talented with pen. Their working relationship turned to a close family friendship. Here in this two-part series,…
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Tour Review: Jasper Carrott & Alistair McGowan

Jasper Carrott and Alistair McGowan, the bacon and eggs pairing, are a surprising mixture of comedy talent touring the country together with their different but complementary styles of stand up. Well Observed Impressions McGowan’s well observed impressions drive his act forward, one after the other, some nicely catching the ear, especially those where other impressionists haven’t…
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Edinburgh Fringe festival 2018: A week of show reviews

Sunday ‘Terry Alderton: The Musical’ is an extremely fast paced stand up performance. His impact is immediate, providing all the physicality associated with this over bearing but talented performer, with highly timed sound inserts, supported by Terry’s strong ability for voices and for the visually absorbed.  His legs in the air, Terry’s feet begin a…
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Robbie & Dad (Pete Conway) on stage

Pete Conway & Robbie Williams: Like Father Like Son

Robbie Williams is recognised as one of the best selling music artists of all time, having sold 75 million records worldwide. Six of his albums are in the top 100 biggest selling records in the UK; four of which are in the top 60. But some of that magic may well have come from his dad.…
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Private Charter Comedy Cruise Events

Comicus is associated as pioneers in the cruise ship event world – Comedians On Cruise Ships. Being the first to integrate modern new comedians onto traditional cruise ships. An artistic comedy development our Director first implemented in holiday resorts, then moving the concept to the oceans of the world for several multinational cruise companies. Such…
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Delegates Held Hostage by 4 Speakers

A Business Speakers Conference provided its members with a group of diverse, interesting and thought-provoking guest speakers (Luise Usiskin, Tori James, Dr.James Bellini & Kirk Kinnell) at South Lodge, Hotel tackling a number of interesting subjects. The team met as a panel to discuss delegates questions, with the conference hosted by BBC reporter / compere…
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Jim Tavare

Jim Tavare: All-Star Comedy Benefit show

[slideshow_deploy id=’2695′] We are pleased to announce a Comedy Benefit night for Jim Tavare at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, London on Monday 12th June 2017. The support from his colleagues has been amazing and the bill of comics performing that evening reads like a who’s who of modern stand up. Dara O Briain, Jo…
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Rob Andrew

Andrews Speaks During Chocolate Pot Exchange

The wet mist descended slowly across the empty County Ground, as a small tractor moved across the moist grass while business people sipped champagne over light conversation in the Focus conference room. This can only mean one thing – the start of the English cricket season. [slideshow_deploy id=’2637′] The 2017 squad of Sussex players mixed…
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Chris Nash Testimonial: Grand Opening For Cricketer’s Year!

The Grand Hotel in Brighton was the venue for the opening event of Sussex Cricketer Chris Nash’s testimonial year. The turnout was excellent; with a supporting cast of fellow team mates including captain Luke Wright, joining in the chat and banter. It is no mean achievement to be offered a testimonial year, normally a player…
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Theatre Review: Play That Goes Wrong by Lewis, Shields & Sayer

Following it’s humble beginning at the Old Red Lion, Islington (2012) ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ is drawing strong audiences in its West End run. It further gained attention after appearing on the Royal Variety Show and has since gone from strength to strength. This is the play that turns slapstick comedy into an intelligent,…
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How To Survive The End Of The World - According To Hollywood

8 Tips On How To Survive The End Of The World – According To Hollywood

In the weekend of the Oscars, millions are glued to their screens awaiting the much-coveted awards. Once a film becomes popular, the genre is often copied by others. In recent years, the human race has become more enamoured with the idea of How To Survive The End Of The World. Survive The End Of The…
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Comedy Ads: Horses Laugh Hysterically at Bad Car Parking

  Laughter is infectious. Even more so when the laughter is coming from a group of animated horses. These horses are the stars of a new Volkswagen commercial advertising the trailer assist feature of the new Tiguan car. The hilarious Volkswagen advert was published onto their YouTube channel on the 12th October and now has…
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Royal Shakespeare Company’s High Tech Tempest – Does It Work?

Did the RSC’s high-tech The Tempest work with or against Shakespeare’s dark, enigmatic comedy? The Tempest apparently premiered with a performance at Whitehall Palace in 1611, performed by the King’s Men before King James I and his court. Whilst we do not know much about this occasion, we can assume that His Majesty was pleased…
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Liz Smith: Nation’s Favourite Grandma Says Goodbye

Liz Smith was one of those actresses you immediately recognise, then struggle to think what she has been in. ‘Oh she was in .. that .. er? It is because she appeared in so many parts in TV & Film in the last forty years we don’t always necessarily identify her with just one or…
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