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Discovering that the Act One finale at the Royal Variety Performance was going to be an excerpt from The Full Monty, the Duke assumed it would be a tribute to Field Marshal Montgomery and the Battle of El Alamein.
As Gyles Brandreth turns 73, he remembers his teenage impressions of the Profumo Affair
My wife's quite right to tell me off – I’ve just broken her wrist
Gyles Brandreth remembers his friend, Barbara Windsor who never apologised for the saucy seaside-postcard bawdiness of the Carry On films and liked that people thought she was ‘a bit of all right’.
She turns 88 on November 15. She’s danced with Fred Astaire, sung with Sinatra and sold 68 million records. And now she’s our Number 1 award-winner.
WATCH HER ACCEPTANCE SPEECH HERE
Gyles Brandreth congratulates Winnie the Pooh, who first appeared in print today in 1926
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