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Humphrey Lyttelton (1921–2008)

Humph was born on May 23, 1921 in Eton College school, where his father was a housemaster and so he later attended England's most famous public school. During the War, he was an officer in the Grenadier Guards. After discharge, studied for two years at Camberwell Art School. But his love affair with the trumpet, which began in 1936, saw him form ... See full bio »

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 2010 Sir John Dankworth at the BBC (TV Movie) (performer: "Take the A Train")
 2008 I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue (TV Movie) (performer: "We'll Meet Again")
 2008 Humph's Last Stand (TV Movie) (performer: "Heavenless", "Trouble in Mind", "M25", "Cross a Busy Street", "I Got Rhythm", "Wham (Re-Bop, Boom-Bam)", "Mairzy Dotes") / (writer: "Cross a Busy Street")
 2007 The South Bank Show (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode)
- Humphrey Lyttelton (2007) ... (performer: "Sad Sweet Song")
  The Blues (TV Series documentary) (performer - 1 episode, 2003) (writer - 1 episode, 2003)
- Red, White and Blues (2003) ... (performer: "Young Woman's Blues', "Bad Penny Blues") / (writer: "Bad Penny Blues")
 1957 Woman in a Dressing Gown (music: "Jazz Jam Sesssion" - uncredited)
 1957 Rock Around the World (writer: "Bermondsey Bounce")
 1956 It's Great to Be Young! (performer: "Jam Session")
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Chairman of the long running BBC Radio programme, "I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue", the antidote to panel games.

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Humphrey Lyttleton and his Band

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Mother, Pamela Lyttelton, a keen amateur musician, playing at various times piano, recorder and the guitar. Father George took up the cello while at Cambridge, but put it down again after a university magazine article said 'When George Lyttelton practises the cello, all the cats in the district converge upon his rooms in the belief that one of their members is in distress.' See more »



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