Postcard from London

First transmitted in 1991, Clive James recalls his experiences of London life in the early 1960s. In between his visits to some of London’s tourist sites, such as the National Gallery - "still the best free show in town" - James trades anecdotes with some of his famous friends.Victoria Wood explains how she once shared a bed with him without him knowing. Terence Donovan fondly recalls the sense of freedom in the sixties and the effect that miniskirts had on his driving. Peter Cook evokes a cutting edge side of the capital as he talks about The Establishment, the satirical nightclub he started in Soho and where the legendary Lenny Bruce would perform from time to time. And Michael Caine explains why he won't eat a doughnut with a hole in it to this day!

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49 minutes

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Wed 31 Jul 1991 21:35

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BBC Four London Collection

BBC Four London Collection
This programme is part of a collection of BBC programmes celebrating the people and places of London. Available online now.

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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterClive James
DirectorDominic Brigstocke
ProducerEmma Gage
Series EditorRichard Drewett
Interviewed GuestMichael Caine
Interviewed GuestPeter Cook
Interviewed GuestVictoria Wood
Interviewed GuestTerence Donovan

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