Here, in a selection of interviews and speeches, Hoffnung talks about his life of hilarity with all the gravity and seriousness he can muster.
In the Charles Richardson interviews from Saturday Night on the Light, Hoffnung reveals many facets of his personal life, from his pet octopus to his hobby of hunting people who hunt. He also recounts the tale of his former housekeeper, a hedgehog, and a lavatory brush.
He tells the famous bricklayer story in his Oxford Union speech and talks about his early life, his interest in film, and of course, his undying love of music.
A must for all Hoffnung fans.
© and (P)1973, 1993, 2002 BBC Worldwide Ltd
"Worth the price for one bit alone"
"The Bricklayer's Letter," which appears at 1:01:30. You may experience incontinence while listening.
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