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With Kenneth Connor in "Four Feather Falls".



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Clement Freud, "Just A Minute" creator Ian Messiter, Derek Nimmo, Nicholas and Kenneth Williams.



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Left, playing another Vicar in Dr Who with Sylvester McCoy. Right, with Benny Hill in one of his period romps.



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SALE OF THE CENTURY. Nicholas with his glamorous assistants.


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Farewell party after SALE OF THE CENTURY. Carole and Karen launching Nicholas with Champagne into his next job.


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Left, CLUEDO - another Vicar role - with Joanna Lumley and Jerry Hall. Right, LAUGHLINES with one of his guests, ALICE COOPER


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JUST A MINUTE. Nicholas with Clement Freud, Sheila Hancock, Paul Merton and Graham Norton.


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Left, as a punk rocker for an advertising campaign. Right, As a martian in a TV Commercial for Blue Card Travel. Written and produced by Nicholas, which also won an award.


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Nicholas, the celebrated roller skating pantomime dame!


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... and still going strong.



CULT SHOWS

CULT PERFORMANCES 1960s-1990s

FOUR FEATHER FALLS,
as the voice of the sheriff in Gerry Anderson's iconic TV puppet series, 1959. A magical children's Western.

THE ED SULLIVAN SHOW,
6 appearances in the 1960s in the cult American TV entertainment programme, with Arthur Haynes.

DR. WHO,
the vicar in The Curse Of Fenric series.

THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW,
as the Narrator, including the outrageous cross-dressing gag, 1998, 1999 London, 2000 and 2001 on tour.

THE COMIC STRIP,
with Rick Mayall and Adrian Edmundson, in Mr. Jolly Lives Next Door.

THIS IS YOUR LIFE,
as the unsuspecting subject, of course.

BOEING-BOEING,
1965, starred in the West End at the Duchess Theatre, playing the lead role for 15 months.

WEST END THEATRE,
starred in "Say Who You Are" at the Vaudeville Theatre., and starred in "Uproar In The House" at the Whitehall Theatre. Many other West End appearances, too numerous to mention.

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TV & RADIO COMEDY
Every one a classic:

LISTEN TO THIS SPACE
1965 award-winning radio satire show, for which he received the Radio Personality of the Year Award from the Variety Club.

THE ARTHUR HAYNES SHOW
10 year comedy partnership finishing in 1965. Top ITV show, radio series, Palladium Theatre 1963 and summer seasons.

THE BENNY HILL SHOW
1969-1972, as part of his comedy team.

JUST A MINUTE
since 1967, and still presenting the show without hesitation, repetition or deviation for nearly 50 years.

Nick has guested in so many other radio and tv shows, we don't have room to feature them!

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FILMS 1950s to 1990s

Nicholas Parsons: from underage heart-throb to unlikely sex-symbol in a mere half century. He has featured in the following films:

  • THE MASTER OF BANKTHAM
  • EYE WITNESS
  • SIMON AND LAURA
  • BROTHERS IN LAW
  • HAPPY IS THE BRIDE
  • CARLTON-BROWNE OF THE F.O.
  • TOO MANY CROOKS
  • UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS
  • DOCTOR IN LOVE
  • CARRY ON REGARDLESS
  • MURDER AHOY
  • EVERY DAY'S A HOLIDAY
  • THE WRONG BOX
  • THE GHOST GOES GEAR
  • DON'T RAISE THE BRIDGE, LOWER THE RIVER
  • SPY STORY
  • MR JOLLY LIVES NEXT DOOR

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NICHOLAS PARSONS:
KING OF THE QUIZ & GAME SHOWS

JUST A MINUTE
(Chairman of the best-loved comedy game-show ever. Akmost half a century on the air and still going strong, televised since 1993/4 and 1999.)

SALE OF THE CENTURY
(1971-1984. The most popular Number One TV Quiz show, with a record-breaking 21 million viewers at its peak.)

THE ALL NEW ALPHABET GAME
(the outrageous trivia quiz, on Night Network)

LAUGHLINES
(5 days a week on satellite TV)

CLUEDO
(as the Rev. Green in the classic murder whodunit)

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STARRING ROLES IN THE WEST END THEATRE

  • SWING ALONG,
    8 months, London Palladium 1963
  • BOEING BOEING,
    15 months, Duchess Theatre 1967/8
  • SAY WHO YOU ARE,
    3 months, Vaudeville Theatre 1968
  • UPROAR IN THE HOUSE,
    8 months, Whitehall Theatre 1969
  • CHARLIE GIRL,
    6 months, Victoria Palace 1984/5
  • INTO THE WOODS,
    6 months, Phoenix Theatre 1989/90
  • THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW,
    5 months, Duke of Yorks Theatre 1994 - 1995 ( 2 Seasons)

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STARRING ROLES IN THE THEATRE ON TOUR

  • DOCTOR AT SEA,
    1979
  • KEEPING DOWN WITH THE JONES,
    1981
  • STAGE STRUCK,
    1982
  • CHARLIE GIRL,
    1985/1986

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ASSORTED ACCOLADES

  • Doctor Of Laws (LL.D. awarded by St. Andrews University)
  • Radio Personality Of The Year (Variety Club Award)
  • Guinness Book Of Records: longest after-dinner speech (11 hours) for children's charity
  • In 1990 Nicholas Parsons had the supreme honour of bowling out Denis Lilley, fair and square, in a charity cricket match.
  • 1998 & 1999, President of The Lord's Taverners childrens charity.
  • 2004 an OBE for services to Drama and Broadcasting
  • 2007 Doctor of Arts (D.A. awarded by Lincoln University)
  • 2013 awarded the CBE for charity work.

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AND ONWARDS!

  • The Nicholas Parsons One Man Comedy Show, don't miss it! NOW PERFORMED IN 5 COUNTRIES
  • The Pantomime Cult (including his celebrated, roller-skating Dame!)
  • The After-Dinner Speaker, book him now, new jokes and old favourites
  • The Rocky Horror Show, guesting in the Anniversary tours 1999 & 2000. He's still doing the Time Warp!
  • The Nicholas Parsons Happy Hour, at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Started in 2000 and still packing them in with stand-up comedy from Nicholas and celebrity guests. Catch it at the Pleasance, now more interactive than ever.
  • HOW PLEASANT TO KNOW MR LEAR. A solo show about the life and work of the great nonsense poet Edward Lear. Edinburgh Festival 1988, and many cities around the world since and still in demand. Also performed on BBC Radio 4 and Radio 2.

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