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Some Musical News

In my novel The Rotters’ Club, Benjamin Trotter writes a piece of music dedicated to the love of his life, Cicely Boyd. The title is ‘Seascape No. 4’. I once wrote a piece of music with this same title (well, almost – it had no ‘No. 4’, and there was never any ‘Nos. 1-3’). One afternoon in 1986 I re…


On David Nobbs

At last, the BBC are repeating David Nobbs’s classic comedy series The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin (Tuesday nights, BBC4, 8.30 pm). As I’m sure you know, this show was adapted by David himself from his own novel (originally entitled The Death of Reginald Perrin). This is my introduction to the…