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DENHAM, Maurice

denhamWho new the young man who put the lifts in at Broadcasting House would go on to forge a formidable line in sadistic men of science (Fame is the Spur), bumpkin coppers (Poet’s Pub), a loopy escaped Nazi (semi-canonical Charters and Coldicott romp It’s Not Cricket) and French generals (Day of the Jackal). His diary was as full in the ’70s and ’80s as it was in the ’40s, a testament to a versatile career.

FINEST HOUR: Voicing the whole damn show on his own in Animal Farm.

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