Affectionately, Dudley

Dudley Moore's old Beyond the Fringe comrade, Alan Bennett, introduces a programme that quietly redefines the comic, actor and musician - who he was, what he thought about and what really drove him until his death at the age of 66 in 2002.

'Affectionately, Dudley' is based on a selection of previously unpublished letters that Dudley Moore wrote over 15 years to Peter Cork, his old music teacher at Dagenham High School. It covers the period from the time Moore moved to Hollywood in 1980 (following his split with comic partner Peter Cook) until the onset of the rare neurological disease Supranuclear Palsy.

The letters are read by actor Ron Cook.

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Dudley Moore's old Beyond the Fringe comrade, Alan Bennett, introduces a programme that quietly redefines the comic, actor and musician - who he was, what he thought about and what really drove him until his death at the age of 66 in 2002.

'Affectionately, Dudley' is based on a selection of previously unpublished letters that Dudley Moore wrote over 15 years to Peter Cork, his old music teacher at Dagenham High School. It covers the period from the time Moore moved to Hollywood in 1980 (following his split with comic partner Peter Cook) until the onset of the rare neurological disease Supranuclear Palsy.

The letters are read by actor Ron Cook.