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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 11:32 am    Post subject: Eddie Braben Reply with quote

Eddie Braben, the comedy writer for Morecambe and Wise has died at age of 82.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The third man of the comedy team. I have book of Morecombe & Wise sketches, reading them is not quite the same as seeing them two acting out the scripts. The news reports today suggest the Andre Preview sketch was the best ever, can watch it on youtube.
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He was one of the best comedy writers ever in my view although of course it needed a duo as talented as Morecambe and Wise to bring out the genius of his work - a sad loss to add to many others this year Sad
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 7:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
The news reports today suggest the Andre Preview sketch was the best ever, can watch it on youtube.

It was - although, of course, it wasn't written by Eddie Braben.

Nor was the stripper, or anything featuring Shirley Bassey, Angela Rippon, or dancing newsreaders, or Singing In The Rain. Other than that, the news reports have been spot on!
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PostPosted: Tue May 21, 2013 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ian Robinson wrote:
It was - although, of course, it wasn't written by Eddie Braben.


Ian, I've read that the Previn sketch was apparently based on an older sketch from 'Two Of A Kind' written by Dick Hills and Sid Green, is that correct? And Braben re-wrote it for the Previn sketch?
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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2013 12:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

John W wrote:
Ian Robinson wrote:
It was - although, of course, it wasn't written by Eddie Braben.


Ian, I've read that the Previn sketch was apparently based on an older sketch from 'Two Of A Kind' written by Dick Hills and Sid Green, is that correct? And Braben re-wrote it for the Previn sketch?

That's correct, yes. The second version is better but it's still largely the Hills & Green sketch.
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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2013 9:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A sad loss. A modest man with nothing to be modest about. He was a wonderful writer.
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