RORY McGRATH: REMEMBERS (… OR IS IT FORGETS?)
Comedy writer and TV presenter Rory McGrath makes his first appearance at Ropery Hall in April 2016.
In his latest show, Rory McGrath: Remembers (…Or Is It forgets?), the star of BBC’s Three Men In A Boat and They Think It’s All Over looks back on his life and career.
Rory, who studied at Cambridge University and became a memberof the Cambridge Footlights, is a brilliant and versatile comedy writer and performer, best known as the only original team member to appear on all 18 seasons of the comedy sports quiz, They Think It’s All Over which ran for 11 years.
Rory started off writing for The Dave Allen Show and Alas Smith and Jones in the mid-eighties, before moving onto TV in 1989 and appearing as a panellist on Whose Line Is It Anyway? and in two series of Chelmsford 123 which he co-wrote (both for Channel 4).
He has also presented many quiz shows and factual programmes on travel, sport and history, including Three Men in a Boat, A Word in Your Era, The Holiday Show, The History Fix, (all BBC), Killer Queens (ITV), Bloody Britain and Engineering Britain (Discovery).
He has also appeared as an actor in comedy favourites such as Drop the Dead Donkey, Have I Got News for You, Don’t Quote Me and About Face (Central TV) with Maureen Lipman.
He has also had great success on ITV1 with The Lakes a 15 part series that went on a gentle journey around the district filming the lives and events during the summer months.
His latest show contains adult themes and traces of peanut oil.
Date of event:8th April 2016