“The funniest man who ever drew breath.” Stephen Fry on Peter Cook.
“Like many smallish men (Napoleon, Adolf Hitler to name but two) Dudley has a superficial charm and warmth that deceives many.” Peter Cook on Dudley Moore.
In 1965 the BBC harnessed the talents of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore for a new show, Not Only But Also. Building scripts from improvised recordings (although ad-libs and corpsing remained irresistible features of the final recordings), the young partnership created their own style of comedy including the memorable Dagenham Dialogues of the cloth-capped Pete and Dud, and Peter Cooks magnificent old duffer Sir Arthur Greeb-Streebling. The series continued until 1970 and remains a seminal landmark in TV comedy. Many of Cook and Moores best sketches are captured here, including 5-4-3-2-1 , the Superthunderstingraycars, the Leaping Nuns, The Glidd of Glood, Bo Dudley and the Goodbye-ee song.