Postcard from London

Duration: 49 minutes

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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    BBC Four London Collection

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Clive James
Dominic Brigstocke
Emma Gage
Series Editor
Richard Drewett
Interviewed Guest
Michael Caine
Interviewed Guest
Peter Cook
Interviewed Guest
Victoria Wood
Interviewed Guest
Terence Donovan


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