Denis Norden



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Out of the Box


The man with the most famous (or should we say infamous?) clipboard in television, he first made his name as a comedy writer, often in partnership with Frank Muir. Of course, in later years his biggest gig was the irregular out-takes showcase It'll Be Alright On The Night, which was usually good for some gameshow-related amusement.

In 2006, he announced his retirement from television - bringing to an end the phenomenon of an 84-year old getting primetime slots on ITV. He died on 19 September 2018, aged 96.


Norden did occasionally (and quite rightly, wethinks) show clips of his own on-screen gaffes on It'll Be Alright On The Night, just as Terry Wogan showed clips of his own fluffs on the BBC's equivalent out-takes show, Auntie's Bloomers.

Web links

Internet Movie Database entry

Wikipedia entry

BBC Comedy Guide


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