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News - Wednesday 17th January, 2018

Please forgive the long radio silence. Happy, frantically busy times. Anyway, a very happy two thousand and eighteen! There are so many exciting projects coming up, from various sixty years of Carry On celebrations to work finally coming to a conclusion on my labour of love book The Forgotten Heroes of Comedy. Keep checking in for updates. In the meantime, a few dates for your diaries for the next few weeks: I’ll be appearing at the Bristol Slapstick Festival, from Friday 26th to Sunday 28th January. www.slapstick.org.uk On Sunday 11th February, I’ll be hosting great swathes of the Renown Films day in association with Talking Pictures TV. www.renownfilms.co.uk Then on Saturday, 17th February I’ll be discussing the Carry On films at the Leicester Comedy Festival www.comedy-festival.co.uk; and on Friday, 23rd February I’m marking the centenary of the unique and brilliant Spike Milligan, at the Concert Artistes’ Association, 20 Bedford Street www.thecaa.org See you there!

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