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Nicholas Parsons - With Just a Touch of Hesitation, Repetition or Deviation My Life in Comedy by Nicholas Parsons
  

Nicholas Parsons - With Just a Touch of Hesitation, Repetition or Deviation My Life in Comedy

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Nicholas Parsons - With Just a Touch of Hesitation, Repetition or Deviation My Life in Comedy by Nicholas Parsons

Nicholas Parsons has enjoyed a long and varied career encompassing theatre, television, film and radio. He is perhaps best known as the straight man to Arthur Haynes in the '60s, as the presenter of Sale of the Century in the '70s and today as the chairman of the long-running Radio 4 panel game Just a Minute. Along the way, he has performed impersonations in the lavatories of a Clydebank engineering yard during the war, been the voice of a Gerry Anderson Texan sheriff, roller-skated in Charlie Girl at the Victoria Palace and appeared in a series of Doctor Who. His comedy chat show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe is now in its tenth consecutive year. Here he recalls an extraordinary career that has led him to star on the West End stage, work with some of Britain's finest comedians, including Kenneth Williams, Tony Hancock, Benny Hill and Paul Merton, and appear in stockings and suspenders in The Rocky Horror Show. Funny, thoughtful and at times moving, Nicholas Parsons: With Just a Touch of Hesitation, Repetition and Deviation celebrates a fascinating life in comedy.

About the Author

Nicholas Parsons was born in Grantham and moved to London with his family at the age of eight. His career in entertainment has spanned six decades and, in 2004, he was awarded an OBE for his services to drama and broadcasting.

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Book Info

Publication date

2nd September 2010

Author

Nicholas Parsons

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Publisher

Mainstream Publishing

Format

Hardback
336 pages

Categories

Autobiography: arts & entertainment
Performing arts: comedy
Individual actors & performers

ISBN

9781845966218

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