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Publisher's Summary

Have you heard the story about the day Dickie Bird was invited to lunch with the Queen? Or the one about Brian Johnston when he joined the Grenadier Guards?

Here is a non-stop feast of jokes, anecdotes, and stories from five of Britain's best-known storytellers and raconteurs: Brian Johnston, Dickie Bird, Jon Pertwee, Brian Blessed, and Ned Sherrin.

There are dozens of hilarious stories about their personal experiences and behind the scenes in radio and television, theatre, film and cricket. From the classic TV programmes Z Cars and Dr Who to the theatrical legends Noël Coward and John Gielgud and the great sporting characters Ian Botham and Fred Trueman.

©1993 Brian Johnston, 1994 Ned Sherrin, 1996 Brian Blessed, 1996 Jon Pertwee, 1998 Dickie Bird (P)2001 BarryMour Productions

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  • Garry
  • 05-12-2012

Dry wit, refreshing if not a bit dated now.

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Yes, I would, Dickie Bird, Jon Pertwee, Brian Blessard who can not find them amusing.

What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

Jon Pertwee is a great voice narrator and Brian Blessard just blows out the words. If you read the book and know their voices you would hear them rattle through your brain but hearing them is so much better.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Could not see this as a movie, but if a stand up or small group theatre most certainly.

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Better for the older and wiser, scenes and stories are dated but still knowing each of the actors in this book from my TV screen it does take you back.

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  • Keith
  • 28-06-2020

Better off with Wit of Cricket

Having enjoyed the Wit of Cricket 1, I got this in the hope of more good cricket stories, and also a more varied set on other topics.

The cricket ones are mostly duplicates, and the rest, to my ears, fall largely flat.

A story concerning an elderly postman getting his eyebrows stuck in the spokes of his own bicycle may well be capable of being funny but not as portrayed here.

Making a story about an actress out bra-shopping fully dull, yet mildly-offensive is a particular low point.

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  • D J SAVAGE
  • 01-04-2017

Brilliant

It's very funny, the stories told by the celebrities on this audio made me laugh out loud.

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