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Fri 22 September 2006

 | by Martin Kelner

by Martin Kelner

22/09/2006 … As anyone who's ever glanced through the small ads that fill the back pages of actors' newspaper The Stage will be aware, there is a vast showbusiness netherworld…

 | by Dave Gorman

by Dave Gorman

22/09/2006 … After a successful string of live gigs and a six-part BBC2 series, what can a book tell us that we don't already know about Dave Gorman's obsessive quest to track…

 | The Complete Peter Cook

The Complete Peter Cook

22/09/2006 … For one of the most influential and inspirational figures in British comedy, it comes as some surprise to find that so little of Peter Cook's material has been published…

 | by Mark Watson

by Mark Watson

22/09/2006 … It would be very easy to be envious of Mark Watson's success.

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