I Write The Gags - Barry Cryer

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01Six Times A Day20151225

The doyen of British comedy writers, Barry Cryer is in conversation with Steve Wright as he recalls the early part of his career including his very first job as a stand up comedian at Soho's legendary Windmill Theatre - motto: 'we never clothed' - before moving into writing. Since then his writing credits read like a history of British comedy since the 1960's. After a lengthy spell working with Danny La Rue, Barry moved into television with The Frost Report. This opened all sorts of doors as he went on to write for Tommy Cooper, Morecambe and Wise, The Two Ronnies, Stanley Baxter, Mike Yarwood, Jasper Carrott, Kenny Everett and many more. He also collaborated with a number of American comedy greats in the glory days of Lew Grade's ATV. These included Bob Hope, Jack, Benny Phil Silvers and Phyllis Diller. Now in his 80th year, Barry is still very much in demand as a writer, performer in his regular farewell tours, and as a long serving panelist on BBC Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Expect plenty of anecdotes on the many larger than life characters he has shared his professional life with over 6 decades in the entertainment world and a rare insight into the art and craft of the tough business of comedy writing.

02Under the Influence20151231

02Under the Influence20151231

The doyen of British comedy writers, Barry Cryer is in conversation with Steve Wright as he looks back on 6 decades of a career with a list of writing credits that reads like a who's who of comedy. These include Les Dawson, Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Cooper, Morecambe & Wise, The Two Ronnies, Russ Abbot, Bobby Davro, Kenny Everett and many more. Now in his 80th year, Barry is still very much in demand as a writer, performer in his frequent and regular farewell tours, and as a long serving panelist on BBC Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Expect plenty of anecdotes on the many larger than life characters he has shared his professional life with over 6 decades in the entertainment world and a rare insight into the art and craft of the tough business of comedy writing.

02Under the Influence20151231

The doyen of British comedy writers, Barry Cryer is in conversation with Steve Wright as he looks back on 6 decades of a career with a list of writing credits that reads like a who's who of comedy. These include Les Dawson, Bruce Forsyth, Tommy Cooper, Morecambe & Wise, The Two Ronnies, Russ Abbot, Bobby Davro, Kenny Everett and many more. Now in his 80th year, Barry is still very much in demand as a writer, performer in his frequent and regular farewell tours, and as a long serving panelist on BBC Radio 4's I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue. Expect plenty of anecdotes on the many larger than life characters he has shared his professional life with over 6 decades in the entertainment world and a rare insight into the art and craft of the tough business of comedy writing.