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Saturday, 26 April 2008

Goodbye Humphrey Lyttelton - you will be missed



I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue is one of my favourite British things. It's silly, very funny, surprisingly clever and delightfully dirty in a sort of 40s seaside town way. Humphrey Lyttelton chaired the show and made it. He died yesterday.

He was 86, so I suppose, as one commenter on the BBC site wrote, he had a good innings, but still. I'm going to miss him. He taught me how to love this country, in a way. Or certainly some worthwhile things to love about it.

Good luck, Humph - say 'hi' to the lovely Samantha for me!

(I just read that Louis Armstrong referred to Humph as "that English cat who swings his ass off" ! :) )

(AND he turned down a knighthood. You don't get cooler than Humph)

(and yes, I did name my dog after him - and Humphrey Bogart too. I hope that's not insulting. It certainly isn't meant to be)

1 comments:

Geosomin said...

I totally see the resemblance...good name choice...