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09:41 UK time, Monday, 1 November 2010

"Those bums are all there for dramatic, cumulative effect" - In a re-discovered sketch, the late Dudley Moore plays a writer defending his swear words.

Bootleg recordings of the celebrated comedy series Not Only... But Also - thought to have been lost after the BBC wiped its master tapes - have been found. In one routine, Peter Cook plays a script editor excising profanity from Moore's writings - a scenario likely to amuse latter-day fans, given that the pair would become notorious for the expletive-laden Derek and Clive tapes.

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