KENTISH LAD A

KENTISH LAD A

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For more than 25 years Frank Muir, in partnership with Denis Norden, produced comedy for radio and television. On programmes such as "My Word!" and "My Music" his distinctive voice became familiar to millions as he displayed an astonishingly well-stocked mind and a genius for ad libbing and outrageous puns. Later, working at the BBC and then at London Weekend Television, he produced television comedy in the 1960s and 70s. He has written highly successful books for children, and two bestselling anthologies of humour. In his autobiography he recalls his childhood in Ramsgate, his time as an air photographer for the RAF during World War II, and his career as a scriptwriter and performer.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 126 x 198 x 32mm | 359.99g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552141372
  • 9780552141376
  • 673,032

About Frank Muir

Frank Muir lived in Surrey with his wife Polly for many years. He died in 1998.show more

Review Text

"This delightful memoir is guaranteed to put a smile on your face"show more

Back cover copy

For more than twenty-five years Frank Muir, in partnership with Denis Norden, produced some of the most sparkling and original comedy ever written for radio and television. Later, working at the BBC and then at London Weekend Television, he produced some of the most popular television comedy of 1960s and 70s. From his very first joke at the age of six, Frank Muir knew that his destiny was to make people laugh. He also know from an early age that he wanted to write, but it took a childhood illness for him to discover that humour and writing could be combined. The death of his father forced him to leave school at the age of fourteen and work in a factory making carbon paper. But it was during the Second World War, as an air photographer in the RAF, that he really began his career as scriptwriter and performer. At his demob in 1945 he moved naturally to London and the Windmill Theatre, before joining the BBC, the legendary partnership with Denis Norden, and half a century of fulfilling the boyhood ambition of that Kentish lad.show more

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