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  The silencing of Ned Sherrin | the Daily Mail
Ned is still hopeful that the fat treatment will work, but 21 years after he first hosted Loose Ends, he is trying to come to terms with the question mark that hovers over his distinguished career.
Ned was then sent for a CT scan to rule out anything sinister — paralysis of the vocal cord can be triggered by damage during surgery or by tumours of the base of the skull, neck and chest.
Ned must do his vocal exercises for five minutes every hour, and is learning to live with the frustration of the unpredictability of his prognosis.
www.dailymail.co.uk /pages/live/articles/health/healthmain.html?in_article_id=443476&in_page_id=1774   (2186 words)

  Ned Sherrin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ned Sherrin (born 18 February 1931 in Somerset, England) is a broadcaster, author and stage director.
Although training as a lawyer at Exeter College, Oxford he became involved in theatre and joined British television at the founding of independent television in 1956, producing shows for ATV in Birmingham.
Sherrin has produced and directed numerous theatre productions in London's West End, including the landmark musical, Side By Side By Sondheim.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Ned_Sherrin   (195 words)

 Ned Sherrin’s Review Of Revue
According to Ned Sherrin’s comments, Christopher Luscombe is supposed to be playing a line-up of chorus boys, but unfortunately, though reasonably sung, they all sounded rather similar to me. However, Christopher Luscombe redeems himself with the next number, representing Jack Buchanan in the classic And Her Mother Came Too.
When Ned Sherrin came to interview the guest, the quality was maintained, for Sir John Mills was certainly the most interesting and charismatic guest so far, partly because it was living history, he wasn’t just relating stuff second hand, he had been there, but partly because he just has a charismatic personality.
Ned Sherrin’s narration goes on to relate how during the Second World War London was overrun with reviews, and he lists a litany of show names, but they are from the professional theatre only, (no mention is made of the number of amateur reviews prevalent in London that time).
www.qsulis.demon.co.uk /Website_Louise_Gold/Review_Of_Revue_review.htm   (5842 words)

 Observer review: Ned Sherrin - The Autobiography | Review | The Observer
Ned Sherrin is more than 20 years older than me so, like anybody born in Britain in the Fifties, I have grown up with the very dry Sherrin.
Sherrin is the son of a moderately prosperous Somerset farmer.
Sherrin is a national treasure: 50 years of brainy laughter liberally dispersed across the nation is a fine legacy.
observer.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,6903,1567146,00.html   (1129 words)

 Ned Sherrin - TheBestLinks.com - BBC, England, February 18, London, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ned Sherrin, BBC, England, February 18, London, Oxford University, Satire, 1931...
Although training as a lawyer at Oxford University he became involved in theatre and joined british television at the founding of independent television in the 1956, producing shows for ATV in Birmingham.
Sherrin has produced and directed numerous theatre productions in London's West End.
www.thebestlinks.com /Ned_Sherrin.html   (205 words)

 Clive Conway Celebrity Productions - Ned Sherrin - Writer and Broadcaster
Biography: Ned Sherrin was educated at Exeter College Oxford and Gray’s Inn.
As an author, Ned Sherrin had a long collaboration with Caryl Brahms which produced many songs, three novels, two collections of short stories, a number of radio and television plays, five plays for the theatre - most notably “Beecham” starring Timothy West - and six musicals.
Ned has edited Caryl Brahms’ memoirs “Too Dirty for the Windmill”, which were published in 1986.
www.celebrityproductions.info /displayer_celebrities.php/207/Ned_Sherrin   (360 words)

 Ned Sherrin Biography
Ned Sherrin (a farmer's son) was educated at Sexeys, Bruton, Exeter College, Oxford and Gray's Inn.
In 1986 Ned returned to the theatrical world as Director of a new play by Keith Waterhouse, "Mr and Mrs Nobody" starring Judi Dench and Michael Williams, which won critical and box office success during 1987.
Ned directed three more plays by Keith Waterhouse -"Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell" starring Peter O’Toole which opened in the West End and broke all box office records for all the Apollo theatre.
www.normanphillips.co.uk /ned_sherrins_bio.htm   (814 words)

 Ned Sherrin: The Autobiography – Book Review
We are left wondering what we are not being told until in the epilogue we find a suggestion that he is content to be a loner – but that counts as too little, too late.
No framework is created for this and, although it can be said that the longer the book the greater the need for shaping, the last three chapters turn into anecdotes and quotes about actors and others with no particular sense of placing save that the last chapter is linked to things heard at memorial services.
Sherrin’s book will remind most of his readers of entertainment that he has given them, thus making it a nostalgic read full of jokey quotes.
www.galha.org /glh/251/sherrin.html   (663 words)

 Book Details   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
In his long, successful and event-filled career Ned Sherrin has been an innovative satirist (That Was The Week That Was), novelist, anthologist, film producer (including Up Pompeii), celebrated theatre director (Side by Side by Sondheim, Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell) and BBC Radio 4 host (Loose Ends).
Famed for his charm and his keen ear for a fine anecdote, Ned Sherrin brings both talents to his autobiography, which is sure to delight and engage his many fans.
Ned Sherrin was born in 1931 into a farming family in Somerset.
www.twbg.co.uk /Search/bookdetails.asp?isbn=0316724998&source=2   (314 words)

 BBC NEWS | Programmes | Breakfast | That Was The Week That Was
Today on Breakfast, we re-lived TW3's past glories, with Millicent Martin, the show's resident singer and Ned Sherrin, who produced and directed the series.
According to Sherrin, one of the reasons for the show's success was that it came, not from the BBC's Light Entertainmnet departnment, but its Current Affairs Team.
It even led to questions in the house of commons, when a sketch by the future MP Gerald Kaufman named and shamed 13 MPs who had not spoken since they'd been elected.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/programmes/breakfast/2513735.stm   (312 words)

 screenonline: Sherrin, Ned (1931-) Biography
As Independent Television was launched in Britain in September 1955, so too was the television career of writer, director, wit, and occasional performer Ned Sherrin (born Edward George Sherrin in Low Ham, Somerset, on 18 February 1931).
A phenomenal success, the series established Sherrin as a force in television and ensured that the British comedy and political landscape would never be the same again.
By 1969, Sherrin felt a change of career was in order, and for the next five years.
www.screenonline.org.uk /people/id/1204295   (427 words)

 Loose Ends (radio) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Loose Ends is a British radio programme broadcast on BBC Radio 4.
It is hosted by Ned Sherrin and consists of a mix of interviews, comedy sketches and musical guests.
First broadcast in 1985 and a follow-up, of sorts, to Stop The Week, presented by Robert Robinson.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Loose_Ends_(radio)   (91 words)

 BBC - Comedy - Guide - That Was The Week That Was
He conceived the idea of a weekly TV programme that would 'prick the pomposity of public figures' and charged Ned Sherrin, the producer of Tonight, a lightweight, early-evening current affairs magazine, to go away and make it happen.
Sherrin already had experience of the kind of team he wanted to assemble (see Oxford Accents) and duly found them performing on the cabaret circuit.
William Rushton, Julian Pettifer, Cleo Laine, Yvonne Mitchell and Roy Kinnear starred, and the script was written by Peter Lewis/Peter Dobereiner, David Nathan, Keith Waterhouse/Willis Hall, Ned Sherrin/Caryl Brahms and Herbert Kretzmer; Ned Sherrin produced.
www.bbc.co.uk /comedy/guide/articles/t/thatwastheweekth_7776280.shtml   (1052 words)

 Ned Sherrin CBE - Author, Actor and Broadcaster
Ned Sherrin presents Loose End’s and Counterpoint on Radio 4.
Ned began his career producing for ATV in Birmingham and has since worked extensively in film production and television.
Ned received an Olivier Award for directing The Ratepayer’s Lolanthe which, like The Metropolitan Mikado, he adapted with Alistair Beaton, with whom he also scripted Ziegfeld.
www.gordonpoole.com /?artistID=836   (418 words)

 Ned Sherrin Tour Dates & Tickets
Producer of 'that Was The Week that Was', Ned has been active in theatre and is still at the cutting edge of satire with his popular Radio 4 'chat show' LOOSE ENDS.
Sorry - we don't have any Ned Sherrin tour dates listed in the UK at the moment.
Don't miss out: Add Ned Sherrin to My Artists, and we'll send you an email as soon as we hear about tour dates.
www.ents24.com /web/artist/3820/Ned_Sherrin.html   (111 words)

 Ned Sherrin's Review Of Revue
Ned Sherrin’s Review Of Revue please click here.
Ned Sherrin, Louise Gold, Fenella Fielding and Julia McKenzie went on to appear in Side By Side By Sondheim 25
Ned Sherrin and Fenella Fielding had previously appeared in Broadway To Brighton.
www.qsulis.demon.co.uk /Website_Louise_Gold/Review_Of_Revue.htm   (480 words)

 Bulletin Board: Complaint : Ned Sherrin on Loose Ends   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
On the other hand, it may be intended to portray someone talking with a voice, which would not be so very inaccurate, and I would not feel that I wanted to complain about it.
I find it difficult to know which meaning was intended by Ned Sherrin.
If what Ned said was so offensive, let the medical experts clarify the issue for the public's benefit.
www.rethink.org /bulletinboard/messages/20/201.html?1103037276   (815 words)

 Salon Entertainment | Neither a borrower ...
After Sherrin discovered that Stoppard would be working on the rewrite of Norman's script, he gave Stoppard a copy of the novel.
In his view, Stoppard made a "few affectionate nods" to the novel -- namely the scene in which Shakespeare practices his signature, and a scene in which Raleigh lays down his cloak for Her Majesty to step over a puddle.
While "Shakespeare in Love" is dubbed "the most enchanting entertainment of the year" by the New York Times, and Stoppard and Norman are profiled glowingly in that newspaper and elsewhere, "No Bed for Bacon" receives nary a nod.
www.salon.com /ent/feature/1999/02/05feature.html   (1244 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations: Books: Ned Sherrin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Ned Sherrin has therefore done the world a favor by culling the witticisms and snide remarks from the vast quotation libraries, creating a volume completely dedicated to the funny remark.
This omnivorous accumulation of roughly 5000 quotations is a triumph of browsing and a labor of love.
Sherrin, presenter of BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends, has plenty of able predecessors in this crowded anthology pasture, but few are dedicated exclusively to observations of humorous bent.
www.amazon.ca /Oxford-Dictionary-Humorous-Quotations/dp/0198609205   (850 words)

 Ned Sherrin - UKGameshows
He has presented the Radio 4 music quiz Counterpoint for over 20 years.
Mark Nyman's on-screen career is thanks to Sherrin getting his recording dates mixed up.
Ned Sherrin: The Autobiography - (doesn't say who the author is, though)
www.ukgameshows.com /page/index.php/Ned_Sherrin   (106 words)

 The BBC censors Ned Sherrin   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The BBC censored Ned Sherrin's French jokes on Loose Ends on 22nd February 2003.
But jokes about the French were censored: “What do you call a Frenchman advancing on Baghdad?” “A salesman” and “What is the difference between a road accident involving a hedgehog and a Frenchman?” “There are skid marks before the hedgehog."
Mr Sherrin said that the BBC’s action was going back to the Dark Ages.
theinternetforum.co.uk /bbc/nedsherrin.html   (87 words)

 Sondheim.com - Putting it together since 1994.
He as contacted by Cleo Lane and her husband John Dankworth, who wanted Kernan to put together a revue of some kind as a benefit for a theatre they owned in Wavendon.
Kernan contacted director Ned Sherrin and suggested that they do a revue of Sondheim material.
Fortunately, audiences did not agree, and their little benefit (with Millicent Martin, Julie McKenzie, Kernan, and Ned Sherrin as the narrator) went over very well.
www.sondheim.com /shows/side_by_side   (692 words)

 BBC - Radio 4 - Presenter - Ned Sherrin
Ned Sherrin was born into a farming family in Somerset in 1931 and became involved in the theatre whilst reading law at Oxford University.
Since then he has worked extensively in broadcasting, theatre and film, as an actor, producer, director, author and presenter.
Of the latter he says: "It's the most entertaining revision course in popular and classical music that I could imagine."
www.bbc.co.uk /radio4/presenters/ned_sherrin.shtml   (119 words)

 NED SHERRIN - Ned Sherrin - Penguin Books
In this hilarious, frank and affecting autobiography Ned Sherrin looks back on his life and career with inimitable wit and a good deal of wisdom.
In his long, successful and event-filled career Ned Sherrin has been an innovative satirist (That Was The Week That Was), novelist, anthologist, film producer (including Up Pompeii), celebrated theatre director (Side by Side by Sondheim, Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell) and BBC Radio 4 host (Loose Ends).
His autobiography offers fascinating insights into the worlds of British film, radio, TV and theatre from the 1960s to the present day.
www.penguin.ca /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9780316724999,00.html   (178 words)

 Playbill News: ON THE RECORD: Wicked and Cindy-Ella
It is somewhat difficult to describe Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin's four character musical Cindy-Ella, or I Gotta Shoe.
The authors call it "the Cinderella story told as a Mammy might tell the tale of Cindy-Ella to her little girl in a tenement yard in New Orleans," to which I'll add only that it is funneled through a British sensibility.
Brahms and Sherrin wrote the script and lyrics, most of which were adapted from what the liner notes describe as "Negro music." The music is mostly traditional, with a pair of songs from musical director Peter Knight and another two from Ron Grainer (who wrote the richly romantic Robert and Elizabeth two years later).
www.playbill.com /news/article/83480.html   (1477 words)

 Oxford University Press: Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations: Ned Sherrin
This hilarious collection of humorous quotations, full of wisecracks and wit, snappy comments and inspired fantasy, has been specially chosen by Ned Sherrin.
Ned Sherrin is presenter of BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends.
Producer and director of the ground-breaking 1960s satire TV show That Was the Week that Was, and producer of a number of films, including The Virgin Soldiers (1968) and Up Pompeii (1971), he has also written extensively for stage and screen.
www.oup.com /us/catalog/25961/subject/Literature/~~/dmlldz11c2EmY2k9OTc4MDE5ODYxMDA0NQ==   (515 words)

 An Audience with Ned Sherrin - The Assembly Rooms 2006 Programme
Enter the number of full-price and concession tickets you wish to buy in their respective boxes, and click "add to basket".
Please note that for shows at Assembly Hall there is no access for wheelchair users via the courtyard - please use the Lawnmarket entrance.
Since producing the ground-breaking That Was The Week That Was Ned Sherrin has been ruffling Establishment feathers.
www.assemblyrooms.com /programme2006/prog_code/SHERR/programme_item.php   (168 words)

 NED SHERRIN (CD) - Ned Sherrin - Penguin Books
NED SHERRIN (CD) - Ned Sherrin - Penguin Books
From fainting in front of a high court judge, to matchmaking Princess Margaret and Starsky from Starsky and Hutch, he never forgets a good story, and is always happiest when the joke is on him.
Famed for his charm and his keen ear for a fine anecdote, Ned Sherrin brings both talents to his autobiography, which is sure to delight and engage his many fans.
www.penguin.ca /nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781405501217,00.html   (187 words)

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