Brian Rix

Trousers Down For The Last Time

Husky-voiced Brian Rix has died at 95. The master of farce was one of Britain’s most successful actor-managers, For more than three decades his farces, acted out by some of the great names in British comedy, played to packed theatres and attracted millions of TV viewers. The birth of a daughter with Down’s syndrome saw him […]

Stepping Back In Time 2

If you’re of a certain age, you may associate certain roads in London with things that have long vanished from it. I can’t help thinking of printing presses whenever I’m in Tooley Street or photo libraries in Newman Street, and I still think of dropping trousers in Whitehall. The past is beguiling. We enjoy Sherlock […]