„I may have done some other things as good but I am sure none better. I haven't matured, progressed, grown, become deeper, wiser, or funnier. But then, I never thought I would.“

—  Peter Cook

Reflecting on Beyond the Fringe for the book The Complete Beyond The Fringe (1987)

Última atualização 22 de Maio de 2020. História
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1937 - 1995

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