David backstage with Peter Cook & Dudley Moore after a 1973 performance of Behind the Fridge, a Satirical review (followed P.Cook’s Beyond the Fringe run). DB apparently asked Dud (consummate tickler of the ivories) to accompany him on a Hunky Dory album track, but there’s no record of a reply. Would have been pretty good, I wager. (Guardian pictures from Kevin Cann book, Any Day Now)
Pete & Dud also had a great TV series ‘Not Only … But Also’ .
Ps! Peter was also the Eminence Gris behind Private Eye, UK satire fortnightly since 1960, still going strong. PPS! Do not adjust your horizontal or diagonal (?) hold.
There are a lot of reasons I adore the movie “Bedazzled”. Maybe it’s the face of young Peter Cook. maybe its the Christian humor that is both insulting, and spot on. at least on the catholic standpoint.
and yet also has the very beautiful message that God did in fact give us free will, to pave our own way.
or maybe it’s Peter cook
I feel sad he died the same year I was born.
George Spiggot’s character is hysterical, and the nun scene kills me every time. there isn’t a video clip of Stanley moon as a nun blowing a raspberry while witnessing the other nuns wash bushes and vacuum the garden and George Spiggot keeps giving him confused and condescending glances, I lose it every time, it’s sad it’s not there to show you… guess you’ll have to watch the movie to witness the genius that is this movie for yourself.