Welcome to "Good Evening!" This site aims to entertain fans of Peter Cook, and maybe even to inform, if I'm lucky.
If you weren't aware, Peter Cook is, basically, a comedy genius. You may know him from Not Only... But Also with Dudley Moore or from his witty work in Beyond the Fringe; maybe you've heard of some guys called Derek and Clive, or you saw this really funny clergyman in The Princess Bride. However much or little you know of Peter Cook, I'm sure you've already discovered that he's brilliant! If you wanna learn more (of course you do!), About Peter Cook is just the page for you.
Have a look around the site and be sure to check out site updates and Peter Cook in-the-news sightings here on the front page! There's also a Gallery I try to add new pics to from time to time. Fannish fan things abound, too, in the form of wallpapers and icons on the aptly titled Fannish Fun page. Plus, you can add your name to a (surely endless) list of fellow Cook nuts. (As of January 5, 2024, 86 Peter Cook fans have added their name to this The Fanlistings Network-listed fanlisting!)
All this and not much more! Hope you enjoy!! (If you don't, check out the Cool Links page.)
It was very sad news (reported on Chortle and elsewhere) in late November '16 that Lin Cook, Peter Cook's widow, passed away at the age of 71. In a new article on The Spectator, William Cook (no relation), author of Tragically, I Was An Only Twin: The Complete Peter Cook and more, writes about his experiences working with her over the years.
Happy New Year, and yay! Recovered footage from Not Only... But Also will be aired tonight, December 31, 2016, on Channel 4 as a special titled Peter Cook & Dudley Moore: The Missing Sketches. British Comedy Guide tells us:
"This documentary showcases a number of new clips which have recently come to light from sketches which were thought to have been lost forever, some not seen for over 50 years, plus rare footage of routines performed in Australia when Cook and Moore made two episodes of their show, Not Only... But Also..., for the country back in 1971."
Rob Brydon narrates and NOBA producer Dick Clement, Barry Humphries, Richard Ayoade, Josie Lawrence, Will Sharpe, and Ronnie Wood all share in the fun. As producer/director of the special Richard Dean says, as quoted on Chortle: "It's testament to their writing that these sketches have stood the test of time and I hope this documentary inspires a new generation of Peter Cook & Dudley Moore fans." True!!
So I completely overhauled "Good Evening" and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I didn't completely butcher anything on it! All the pictures and content like that are still here, of course. :) I've added some new screen captures to the Gallery - from the movies Monte Carlo or Bust (1969) and Black Beauty (1994) (a very very brief Peter Cook appearance!), and the mighty and wonderful recent documentary The Undiscovered Peter Cook. Lemme know if something ain't working right. :)