One of the greatest comics of last century died over the weekend aged 95.
Growing up in the sixties and seventies, I have very fond memories of the seemingly indestructible Pitkin bouncing around on our television at Christmas or in a Saturday afternoon matinee. I particularly liked “The Early Bird” where Norman takes on the might of a huge modern dairy that wants to take over his small horse drawn milk round. The modern dairy as I recall looked something from the film “Things to Come” all gleaming white and futuristic…
Its difficult to imagine now, but after the war, Wisdom became unbelievably popular and during the 1950′s and 1960′s was one of the cinemas biggest draws, outdoing even the James Bond films in audience numbers.
Try shouting out Mr Grimsdale to someone my age and see if they don’t smile….