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Denis Norden 02/06/1922-09/19/2018


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You know how it is when you’re … Denis Norden has died aged 96.  The great British wit who was part of a wonderful generation of comedy writers and performers hosted It’ll Be Alright on the Night, the hit TV show of bloopers that was must-see viewing through the late 1970s and into the 1980s, regularly getting audiences of up to 18 million. Working with RAF colleague Frank Muir he was a mainstay of radio humour for decades and one of their most famous lines –  the classic Infamy! Infamy!  They’ve all got it in for me! in Carry On Cleo was recycled from a radio show without their being credited. The gag-writing duo became featured panellists on TV shows like Call My Bluff. Norden started writing TV sketches and series in the 1950s, later becoming chief writer for The Frost Report. He retired a dozen years ago, having become part of everyone’s comic world. RIP.

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