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A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir

Read & Download A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir Frank Muir Å 0 review Read à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Frank Muir For than twenty five years Frank Muir in partnership with Denis Norden produced some of the most sparkling and original comedy ever written for radio and television On programmes such as My Word and My Music his distinctive voice became familiar to millions as he displayed an astonishingly well stocked mind and a genius for ad libbing and outrageous puns Later working at the BBC and then at London Weekend Television he produced some of the best television comedy of the 1960s and 70s He has written highly successful books for children and two bestselling anthologies of humourFrank Muir recalls in glorious detail a happy 1920s childhood in the seaside town of Ramsgate where he was born in his gra. Many people probably remember him as the bow tied buffer on Call my Bluff or from My Word on the radio but there s to Muir than these shows Frank together with Denis Nordern was a talented scripwriter and producer of pioneering comedy shows in the post war yearsIn this very funny and readable autobiography Frank writes about his seaside childhood in Ramsgate you swam in and swallowed petrol flavoured sea water and later Leyton I was educated in E10 not Eaton before moving on to his war service as a photographer in the RAF It s hard to imagine the dapper Muir in a bomber strapped on a plank over the bomb bay as it slowly opens I might well have screamed Frank had a sunny and sometimes surreal outlook on life and there s plenty of comic anecdotes which illustrate his post war life as he began his writing career with the BBC while becoming a family man and celebrity The book concludes with a touching postscipt from his son JamieVery good indeed this is one of these books that you can dip in to and have a chuckle at any time

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Read & Download A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir Frank Muir Å 0 review Read à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Frank Muir Ose years with their rich fund of comic material that he began his career as scriptwriter and performer At his demob in 1945 he moved naturally to London and the Windmill Theatre that remarkable breeding ground of talent where new comedians like Jimmy Edwards and Alfred Marks vied with nude girls for the attention of the audience In story after story he recalls the lost world of London in the 1940s and early 50s when the laughter and creative ideas seemed to explode out of post war shabbiness and austerity Then came the BBC the legendary partnership with Denis Norden and half a century of fulfilling the boyhood ambition of that Kentish lad 'All I ever wanted to do was to write and amuse people'. Frank Muir is a hugely talented man but it also goes to show how large a part luck and encountering the right people plays in a life The perfect example is his wife of fifty years Polly Muir had that Midas touch of turning opportunity to gold One other plus is to recognise early what general path you want to follow He knew at six He gives very little away on the mechanics of his trade the source of his material how he and Norden managed to accumulate and develop the humour to conjure up eleven years of TIFH for instance An interesting skim through a packed life

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Read & Download A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir Frank Muir Å 0 review Read à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Frank Muir Ndmother's pub in Broadstairs and in London where he attended an inexpensive but excellent school of a kind no longer to be found He remembers his very first joke at the age of six when he knew that his destiny was to make people laugh He also knew from an early age that he wanted to write but it took a childhood illness for him to discover that humour and writing could be combined The death of his father forced him to leave school at the age of fourteen and work in a factory making carbon paper Then at the outbreak of the Second World War he joined the RAF as an air photographer and his memories of the war years as might be imagined are engagingly different from the usual kind It was during th. Started off well gradually became rather tedious

  • Paperback
  • 427
  • A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir
  • Frank Muir
  • English
  • 04 December 2018
  • 9780552141376

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    PDF NEW A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir â Frank Muir Frank Muir Å 0 review Amazing that one of the funniest people ever on radio could write such a boring memoir

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    PDF NEW A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir â Frank Muir Many people probably remember him as the bow tied buffer on 'Call my Bluff' or from 'My Word' on the radio but there's to Muir than these shows Frank together with Denis Nordern was a talented scripwriter and producer of pioneering comedy shows in the post war yearsIn this very funny and readable autobiography Fr

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    Read & Download A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir PDF NEW A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir â Frank Muir I was never a fan of Frank Muir during his lifetime he was too Establishment for my taste I inherited this book from my stepfather Eri

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    PDF NEW A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir â Frank Muir This reminded me of The Road to Wigan Pier vivid thoroughly absorbing first half dull second half On childhood Muir is spellbinding describing the types of sweets he and his boyhood friends ate is a high aesthetic adventure He's less interesting on his journey up the entertainment ladder; an era in which workin

  5. says: PDF NEW A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir â Frank Muir

    PDF NEW A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir â Frank Muir Started off well gradually became rather tedious

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    Frank Muir Å 0 review PDF NEW A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir â Frank Muir If Americans know Frank Muir it's probably because of the aptly titled An Irreverent and Thoroughly Incomplete Social Hist

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    Read & Download A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir Read à PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Å Frank Muir Frank Muir Å 0 review Frank Muir is a hugely talented man but it also goes to show how large a part luck and encountering the right people plays in a life The perfect example is his wife of fifty years Polly Muir had that Midas touch of turnin

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    PDF NEW A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir â Frank Muir Frank Muir was a British radio and TV comedy writer I enjoyed his sometimes convoluted anecdotes and insider tales of ear

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    PDF NEW A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir â Frank Muir The unrelenting verbosity probably tells you as much about the man as the contents of the book

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    PDF NEW A Kentish Lad The Autobiography of Frank Muir â Frank Muir Vaguely interesting It read like anyone's recollections of their life I was disappointed at the lack of humour I read through the world war bits and then got a bit bored with it

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