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Peter Cook

Pith and politics from the brilliant, unpredictable comedian who declares proudly, "I find myself unable to learn anything."

Inside Film 1967 30 mins


Shot in 1967, during the boom he led in satirical comedy, Peter Cook, has just finished work on Bedazzled. Agreeing with Braden that he is the "definitive amateur", he muses on projects like Derek & Clive, and Beyond The Fringe. Improvisation and discipline are discussed, together with Cook's dismay at contemporary politics, expressed with the eloquence expected from the backer of Private Eye.