Monday, October 07, 2013
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore: The Odd Couple
This piece of mine on the great comedy duo appears in the Daily Express.
Above you can enjoy some classic Pete and Dud.
PETER COOK and Dudley Moore were unlikely comic partners.
Cook was a middle-class public schoolboy from Torquay whose father was a colonial administrator in Nigeria. Moore was brought up on a council estate in Dagenham, his father was an electrician, his mother a typist.
Moore was born with a withered leg and a club foot and his mother's reaction on being introduced to baby Dudley was: "This isn't my child. I don't want him. Take him away." He was bullied at school on account of his deformities.
You can read the whole piece here.