Eric Sykes


Born
in Oldham, Lancashire, England, The United Kingdom
May 04, 1923

Died
July 04, 2012

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Eric Sykes CBE was an English radio, television and film writer, actor and director whose performing career spanned more than 50 years. He frequently wrote for and/or performed with many other leading comedy performers and writers of the period, including Tony Hancock, Spike Milligan, Peter Sellers, John Antrobus and Johnny Speight. Sykes first came to prominence through his many radio credits as a writer and actor in the 1950s, most notably through his collaboration on The Goon Show scripts. He became a TV star in his own right in the early 1960s when he appeared with Hattie Jacques in several popular BBC comedy television series. A trademark of Sykes's work is the idea of taking a single comic idea to its extremes.

Average rating: 3.71 · 231 ratings · 28 reviews · 8 distinct works
If I Don't Write it Nobody ...

3.88 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 2005 — 8 editions
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UFOs Are Coming Wednesday

3.14 avg rating — 22 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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Smelling of Roses

3.15 avg rating — 13 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Eric Sykes' Comedy Heroes

3.71 avg rating — 14 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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The Eric Sykes Compendium: ...

3.67 avg rating — 9 ratings — published 2006
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Sykes of Sebastopol Terrace

3.50 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2000
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The Great Crime Of Grapplewick

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Reasons to Vote for Republi...

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“I asked my publisher what would happen if he sold all the copies of my book he'd printed. He said "I'll just print another ten.”
Eric Sykes

“Toold you I did not feel well”
Eric Sykes

“Honest Fred, the punter's friend, was offering ten thousand to one against it being the end of the world by dawn, and such was the gullibility of people that he was doing a roaring trade. I mean, couldn't they see that if the world did end, Honest Fred wouldn't be there to pay out, and even worse, they wouldn't be there to collect. However, ten thousand to one isn't a bad bet so I had a fiver just in case.”
Eric Sykes, Sykes of Sebastopol Terrace

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