32 Londoners - A series of 32 talks on famous Londoners on the Coca-Cola London Eye, in association with Antique Beat and A Curious Invitation on 11th June 2015HomeAboutThe London EyeTickets
32 Londoners - 32 Speakers - 32 Journeys - Men & Women who found their fortune in London
William Cook on Peter Cook, Comedian
Born Peter Edward Cook, 1937, TorquayClick here for tickets - June 11th 2015

Peter Cook came to fame with the satirical West End show Beyond the Fringe in which he starred with Alan Bennett, Jonathan Miller and Dudley Moore and which helped establish the British satire boom of the 1960s. Cook and Moore went on to form a successful TV partnership with their show "Not Only ... But Also" and also recorded two albums of profanities under the aliases of Derek and Clive. Cook ran the Establishment comedy club in Soho in the early 60s and was a majority shareholder in Private Eye. He wrote and starred in one cult classic film "Bedazzled" (1967) but much of his greatest work was in the form of improvised monologues delivered at dinner parties or while on the way to watch Tottenham Hotspur and remembered only by those who were present.

William Cook (no relation) is the author of One Leg Too Few - The Adventures of Peter Cook & Dudley Moore, and the editor of two anthologies of Peter Cook & Dudley Moore’s work. He has also written books about Morecambe & Wise and Auberon Waugh. He currently contributes to the Spectator and the Independent.

8:30 pm - Guests to arrive in the the 32 Londoners' departure lounge in County Hall's Riverside Rooms. Music and entertainment will be provided. Please use this time to find your group. Hosts will be holding signs of the Londoner who is the subject of each of talk.
8:45 pm - First embarkation. Complimentary drinks will be served in your capsule.
9:50 pm - Last disembarkation. Please return to County Hall for more entertainment.
11:00 pm - Lounge closes.

The Venue - Coca-Cola London Eye, Riverside Building, County Hall, Westminster Bridge Road, London SE1 7PB
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