Cook, Peter 1937-1995
Most widely held works about Peter Cook
Most widely held works by Peter Cook
Tragically I was an only twin : the complete Peter Cook by Peter Cook ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
"To his many friends as well as his legion of fans, Peter Cook was quite simply the funniest man ever. His unique gifts, the way he led the transformation of British comedy (from music hall to perverse absurdity), and his clear comic influence on Monty Python's Flying Circus and every show since, have been much written about. But never before has there been a collection of Cook's own writings." "Tragically I Was an Only Twin gathers the treasures of Cook's comic career, from school and university via the satirical revue Beyond the Fringe, where he performed alongside Alan Bennett, Jonathan Miller, and Dudley Moore, to his surreal, satirical journalism for Private Eye. It includes his monologues, the cream of his irreverent essays, and highlights from his much celebrated partnerships with Dudley Moore as Pete & Dud and Derek & Clive. Illustrated with his own drawings, this is the first, the only, and certainly the definitive collection of the transformative genius of comedy that was Peter Cook."--BOOK JACKET.
The princess bride ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
Return to a time when men were men and swamps were fire swamps, full of quicksand and rodents of unusual size. Lagoons were inhabited by shrieking eels, and the most beautiful woman in the world was named ... Buttercup? Well, it's a bent fairy tale, complete with all the fencing, fighting, chases, and escapes.
Bedazzled ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1982 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 304 libraries worldwide
A lovestruck young man sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for seven wishes, with unexpected consequences.
Without a clue ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 244 libraries worldwide
"Dr. John Watson (Kingsley) is secretly a crime-solving genius. But to protect his reputation as a physician, he hires bumbling, boozy, out-of-work actor Reginald Kincaid (Caine) to play the part of his fictional creation, Sherlock Holmes. The charade works until Watson mysteriously disappears, forcing the baffled, seriously inept 'Holmes' to crack the biggest case of Watson's career on his own"--Container.
Beyond the fringe ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1961 and 2007 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Unearthed in a producer's vault, this British comedy gem is the only taped record of the groundbreaking 1960s comedy revue. A 1964 gala farewell performance of the famous stage revue by its original cast, it has never been released on home video. Four men from Oxford (Alan Bennett studying history & Dudley Moore on a music scholarship) and Cambridge (Jonathan Miller studying medicine & Peter Cook taking languages) were invited to present a comedy revue at the Edinburgh Festival in 1960. This led to a London production and then moved on to Broadway-- and their style of satire and parody became a major influence on comedy and comedians.
Bedazzled ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 188 libraries worldwide
A short-order cook sells his soul for seven wishes and encounters modern versions of the seven deadly sins.
The wrong box ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
A huge inheritance ignites a murderous family feud. The last living beneficiaries, the two Finsbury Brothers, will stop at nothing to outlive each other-- and win the fortune. Helping the irascible, poverty-stricken Masterman Finsbury is his shy grandson Michael. Opposing them are his eccentric younger brother, Joseph Finsbury, and a pair of greedy nephews, Morris and John.
Goodbye again : the definitive Peter Cook and Dudley Moore by Peter Cook ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Alice in Wonderland ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Alice, an enigmatic young girl, wanders through a Victorian landscape populated by the most bizarre and astonishing characters. Alice gently questions each one in turn, subtly mocking their middle-class English values.
Good evening : a comedy-revue in two acts by Peter Cook ( Book )
1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 133 libraries worldwide
Supergirl ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in French and English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Supergirl, Superman's cousin, comes to Earth in search of a missing Krypton power source - a gem that's been made a paperweight. She battles a mad villain and a jealous dark sorceress; the latter for both the orb and the affections of one man.
Dud & Pete : the Dagenham dialogues by Peter Cook ( Book )
3 editions published between 1971 and 2003 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
The hound of the Baskervilles ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Watson, on his first solo case, investigates the strange goings-on at Baskerville Hall. Frustrated at every step, he has to call for the great detective, Sherlock Holmes to help him out.
The best of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Peter Cook and Dudley Moore were a major part of the comedy era of the '60s and '70s. Half of the charm of the show is the pair's ad-libs and the laughter they tried to hold back. Six episodes have been compiled from what remains in the BBC Archive.
The secret policeman's balls ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
"The Secret Policeman's Balls is the collective name for the lengendary series of benefit shows staged to raise funds for Amnesty International. Beginning in 1976, the Balls have featured some of the cream of Britain's comedians and musicians ..."--Container.
Those daring young men in their jaunty jalopies ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
"Set in Monte Carlo, this ... follow-up to Those magnificent men in their flying machines follows ... a zany, winner-take-all car rally beset with scheming competitors"--Container.
Beyond the fringe original Broadway cast by Dudley Moore ( Recording )
3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Beyond the fringe original London & Broadway cast by Dudley Moore ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
The Adventures of Barry McKenzie ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
"In this fan-bloody-tastic classic, Australia's favourite wild colonial boy, Barry McKenzie, journeys to the old country accompanied by his Aunt Edna Everage to take a Captain Cook and further his cultural and intellectual education. Faster than a rat up a drainpipe, Bazza heads for Earl's Court to catch up with a bonzer bunch of ex-pat bastards - and from there rampages through London, cracking tubes, parking the tiger, pointing percy, flashing the nasty and handing out knuckle-sandwiches to the unsuspecting Poms - who wouldn't even know a tram was up 'em 'till the bell rang!
The complete beyond the fringe by Alan Bennett ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Action and adventure films Actors Actresses Alice (Fictitious character : Carroll) Bennett, Alan,--1934- Biography Comedians Comedy Comedy films Comedy films Comedy sketches Cook, Peter,--1937-1995 Deals Devil Drama England English drama English wit and humor Fairy tales Fantasy comedies (Motion pictures) Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Filmed performances Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Friendship Goldman, William,--1931- Great Britain Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character) Human-animal relationships Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Marriage Miller, Jonathan,--1934- Models (Persons) Moore, Dudley,--1935-2002 Paperweights Princesses Private investigators Revues Romance films Sherlock Holmes films Stand-up comedy Supergirl (Fictitious character) Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Watson, John H. (Fictitious character) Wishes