His musical, "Come Spye with Me," was performed at the Whitehall Theatre in London, England with Danny La Rue, Barbara Windsor, Gary Miller, and Richard Wattis in the cast. Ned Sherrin was director.
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Veteran British comedy scriptwriter. He started off telling jokes and performing songs in local clubs as a child and finally turned professional in his late teens. He formed a comedy double act in 1950s with Peter Reeves
. Reeves eventually left the act to pursue an acting career which is when Blackburn turned to writing comedy. He has written material for entertainers as diverse as Larry Grayson