Laughed Off The Page. Janice Forsyth. Copyright: BBC.

Laughed Off The Page

BBC Radio Scotland documentary. 22 episodes (4 series), 2007 - 2012. Features Lynn Ferguson, Sanjeev Kohli and Janice Forsyth.

Series 3, Episode 4 - David Nobbs

Comedy writer David Nobbs tells Janice Forsyth about the wonderful Reggie Perrin series and writing the famous Rook Restaurant sketch for The Two Ronnies.

Further details

David Nobbs. Copyright: Alan Peebles / BBC.

Having given up work as a journalist David Nobbs was soon contributing to the 1960's satirical TV show That Was The Week That Was.

Working with Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker he wrote the wonderful Rook Restaurant sketch for The Two Ronnies.

His most famous creation is undoubtedly Reginald Perrin which was a big hit with Leonard Rossiter and has found a further audience with the new series staring Martin Clunes.

Other notable successes included A Bit of a Do and Fairly Secret Army.

Talking to Janice Forsyth, David talks about his lifetime in comedy and they share a few of the funniest moments.

Broadcast details

Thursday 25th November 2010
BBC Radio Scotland
30 minutes

Cast & crew

Regular cast
Janice Forsyth Host / Presenter
Guest cast
David Nobbs Self