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Richard Drewett (1935-2008)

By David Herman  

Richard Drewett was one of the great talks and entertainment producers of the 1970s, ’80s and ’90s. He started out at the BBC in the 1960s, worked on ‘Late Night Line Up’ and then produced the early series of ‘Parkinson’.  In the late 1970s Drewett moved to LWT, then at its height, and worked with Barry Humphries (as Dame Edna) and Clive James, among others. Among the best programmes he made with James was an interview with Roman Polanski in a restaurant in Paris, in which the mischievous film director had a lot of fun with the more slow-footed James.…

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