Alistair Cooke.

Alistair Cooke.

Last night on BBC Radio 4 Extra, a very listenable programme (from 1999) devoted to Alistair Cooke (1908, Salford, UK-2004, New York City). Cooke – music-lover, “golf nut” – is probably best-remembered for his long-running, weekly, BBC Radio programme, Letter from...
Fancy a laugh? Maybe Barry Cryer is your man.

Fancy a laugh? Maybe Barry Cryer is your man.

I caught the tail-end of this three-hour Radio 4 Extra programme last night. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018sgkw Bringing up the rear (so to speak) is Barry Cryer, starting at 2 hours-31 minutes, a half-hour of jokes and very funny anecdotes. Also included in...