Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran
Kirsty Young talks to comedy writing partners Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
Kirsty Young's castaways this week are the comedy writers Laurence Marks and Maurice Gran.
They've been at the rock-face, mining for laughs, for over 40 years and they've given us plenty of gems ... amongst them monologues in the '70s for Frankie Howerd, the era-defining character Alan B'Stard MP, star of The New Statesman, and now the successful revival of their long running and much loved sitcom "Birds of a Feather".
Grammar school boys from North London they first met as ten year olds at a youth club, growing up to have 'real jobs' in the civil service and journalism, before finally embarking on the precarious business of making a living from putting words into other people' mouths.
Producer: Sarah Taylor.
Maurice: The Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh, Laurence: His own diaries.
MAURICE'S LUXURY CHOICE
A really big drum kit
LAURENCE'S LUXURY CHOICE
A collection of Château d'Yquem of his choice from 1900-2001, a fridge, Sauternes glasses
Role Contributor Presenter Kirsty Young Interviewed Guest Laurence Marks Interviewed Guest Maurice Gran Producer Sarah Taylor