Study of the impact of 'Beyond the Fringe' on British comedy in the 1960s, tracing the development of satire and the end of the 'culture of deference' that had characterised the post-war era. Using interviews and BBC archival material such as unpublished scripts and photographs, the author examines the events that followed the 1960 Edinburgh Festival act by Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Jonathan Miller and Alan Bennett, demonstrating how this new satirical approach to comedy paved the way for The Establishment Club, That Was the Week that Was and Private Eye.

Item number 79819
Category Book
Type Culture
Language English
Country of origin England
Related people Humphrey Carpenter (Author)
Humphrey Carpenter (Author)

Part of the Bill Douglas and Peter Jewell Collection