This affectionate documentary examines the turbulent partnership of Peter Cook and Dudley Moore, the double act that re-defined the comedy genre. It follows their beginnings in London's West End through their rise to stardom which won them accolades but forced a wedge between them.
Did You Know?
Many who knew the real Peter Cook and Dudley Moore objected to the way their long partnership was depicted in this heavily-fictionalized TV movie. Alan Bennett pointed out with considerable acerbity that Dudley Moore, far from being victimized by his university peers because of his working-class origins, was, in fact, enormously envied by them, partly because he was already a success in show business whilst still an undergraduate, and more especially because of his phenomenally active sex-life. See more
The front sleeve design of the first Derek and Clive album, "Derek and Clive Live", was rendered in scribbled handwriting, not type-written as this film portrays it. See more
Everything happens for a purpose. Go with the flow.
I've enjoyed the plughole immensely. I can't wait for the drain.
It's really weird that this has happened when it has. I'm pregnant.
I think that was the U-bend, Pete.
References Joan Rivers: Can We Talk?