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Reviews of Funny Bones:
Viv Gardner (Society for Theatre Research)
Steve Bennett (Chortle)
Weekly News July 2014: Craig Campbell
Yours Magazine 5/8/14: Roy Hudd
The Stage 18/9/14: Why "Parrotface" is back to Tweet Again
The Call Boy Summer 2014: Jack Herbert - the comedian who inspired Freddie Davies
Stagedoor Summer 2014: From Dunoon to Didsbury - the big break for Freddie "Parrotface" Davies
Guardian Letters #1
Guardian Letters #2
The Lady 3/10/14: Radio Review by Louis Barfe
Letter to The Times
The Family Secret That Shocked "Parrotface"
Bookbrunch: A Ghostwriter Writes
Martin Kelner: One on One (Radio Leeds) 15/11/13
The Billy Butler Show (Radio Merseyside) 11/8/14
Kevin Cann's Extra Milk (Channel Radio) 12/8/14
Ingrid Hageman (Radio Newcastle) 25/9/14
John Gillman (Radio Lancashire) 16/10/2014
Bob Fischer (Radio Tees) 06/08/2015
Calendar (ITV Yorkshire) July 31st 2014
The Blackpool Show ITV July 31st 1966
For any Freddie fans who haven't come across it yet, here is the piece I wrote in June 2011 for my personal blog which led to my wor...
John Fisher, author of Funny Way to Be a Hero, biographies of Tommy Cooper and Tony Hancock and the man behind the exemplary Heroes of Co...
This is a slightly abridged version of the above article in the summer edition of The Call Boy , the magazine of the BMHS (British Music ...
As cowriter of Funny Bones I cannot pretend to be impartial, but for those who couldn't make it here are some notes on Freddie's per...
Freddie was interviewed live today by Bob Fischer of Radio Tees - it will be available on iplayer here at some point but in the meantime yo...
For those who couldn't make it, Freddie was on fine form at the British Music Hall Society's Day By the Sea at the Hippodrome,...
To the Palladium today for the Society for Theatre Research's Theatre Book Prize presentation. T hose in attendance included STR preside...
Michael Billington, writing today for the Guardian's "A book that changed me" feature, chooses Kenneth Tynan's He That ...
In Funny Bones I quoted an advertisement which Freddie's grandad Jack Herbert placed in The Stage. But I didn't provide the context....
Not, perhaps, the most obvious chronicler of his doings, but after meeting Freddie on a cruise in 1978 Polly Toynbee came to Hastings ...