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Hoffnung: A Last Encore | [Gerard Hoffnung]

Hoffnung: A Last Encore

Gerard Hoffnung was not only a gifted cartoonist but also a ground-breaking musician, best known for his wildly humorous concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, which featured such bizarre compositions as a concerto for three vacuum cleaners and an electric floor polisher.

Here, in a selection of interviews and speeches, Hoffnung talks about his life of hilarity with all the gravity and seriousness he can muster.

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Gerard Hoffnung was not only a gifted cartoonist but also a ground-breaking musician, best known for his wildly humorous concerts at the Royal Festival Hall, which featured such bizarre compositions as a concerto for three vacuum cleaners and an electric floor polisher.

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

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    "the barrell is as good as it gets."
    What disappointed you about Hoffnung?

    all apart from the barrel which is still really funny.


    What could Gerard Hoffnung have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    missed out all the interview scenario in part one.


    Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Charles Hoffnung?

    there isn't a problem with the narrator which is gerrard Hoffnung.


    What character would you cut from Hoffnung?

    the interviewer.


    Any additional comments?

    still love "the barrel".

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    Crackdown 05/10/2013
    Crackdown 05/10/2013
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    This is a very dated recording, and won't be for everybody, but the stories contained within are amusing.

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    "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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