Peter Cook

Peter Cook In His Own Words (Part 2)
  • Peter Cook In His Own Words (Part 2)

  • In this second part of his exploration of Peter Cook's life, Michael Palin trawls the back catalogue for his funniest and silliest moments, including much rare archive material that has never been previously broadcast. Here are some of the very best clips, monologues and sketches, including excerpts from Cook and Moore's taboo-breaking 'Derek and Clive' dialogues. There are also hilarious parodies of Malcolm Muggeridge and Loyd Grossman, radio phone-ins from 'Sven' and various interviews discussing his involvement with Private Eye. Insightful and irresistible, this is a fascinating exploration of the life and career of a seriously funny man.

Michael Palin (Reader) Michael Palin has written and starred in numerous TV programmes and films, from Monty Python and Ripping Yarns to The Missionary and The Death of Stalin. He has also made several much-acclaimed travel documentaries, his journeys taking him to the North and South Poles, the Sahara Desert, the Himalayas, Eastern Europe and Brazil. His books include accounts of his journeys, novels (Hemingway’s Chair and The Truth) and several volumes of diaries. From 2009 to 2012 he was president of the Royal Geographical Society, and in 2013 he was made a BAFTA fellow. He lives in London. Peter Cook (Reader) William Cook is the author of Ha Bloody Ha - Comedians Talking (Fourth Estate) and The Comedy Store - The Club That Changed British Comedy (Little, Brown). He has worked for the BBC and written for the Guardian, the Mail on Sunday and the New Statesman.

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