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  • Now, Where Were We? is the show that Barry Cryer has been waiting 86 years to make! 


    Alongside his son, actor and writer Bob Cryer, Barry's booked a room at a favourite London pub, called up a bunch of famous pals he's not seen since lockdown began, and he's invited them down for a pint and a proper catch-up. This is Barry at his storytelling best, in his natural habitat, doing what he’s done for decades: making us laugh. 


    There is some very explicit language used in punchlines from time to time, but Barry's nearly 90, so it's sort of delightful, isn't it?


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  • May 7 2022

    In a special celebratory episode, Bob Cryer talks to Barry Humphries, Sandi Toksvig and Rebecca Front about their memories of Barry.


    Barry, Sandi and Rebecca will all be involved in the upcoming Barry Cryer: A Celebration, which is taking place at the Lyric Theatre in London on the 13th June 2022. We’ll be celebrating Barry's remarkable life, along with some of his favourite entertainers, including Bill Bailey, Stewart Lee, Harry Hill, Maureen Lipman, Michael Palin and some of the guests that you’ll have heard on the podcast, like Gyles Brandreth and Stephen Fry. 


    Baz spent his life making people laugh and left behind him a legacy of fun, joy, love, and silliness that this show will celebrate!


    Raising money for one of Barry's favourite charities, the Royal Variety Charity, tickets are available from www.nimaxtheatres.com. 


    We hope to see you there!


    Thanks to all of our guests over the series, all of whom pop up briefly in this episode: Stephen Fry. Danny Baker, Miriam Margolyes, Sanjeev Bhaskar, Gyles Brandreth, Danny Baker and Joe Brown.


    With many thanks to the Kites (Mark Allen, Jack Cryer and Matt Hodgson) for the tremendous theme music.

    You can hear more from the Kites here!


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    41 mins
  • Mar 5 2022

    In a music room deep in the rolling hills of Oxfordshire on a beautiful summer's day, Barry and Bob settle down onto a squashy sofa owned by the incomparable musician, entertainer, actor and raconteur Joe Brown for a talk about the Lynton Boys, the Beatles, Morecambe and Wise, Spike Mullins, Simon Dee, Vera Lynn and .


    We dedicate this episode, along with all the others in the series, to the memory of our wonderful pal Barry: a joyous spirit, a supremely funny man, and one of the kindest, warmest, nicest, sweetest people you could ever have the privilege of spending time with. We will all miss him so much.


    With many thanks to the Kites (Mark Allen, Jack Cryer and Matt Hodgson) for the tremendous theme music.

    You can hear more from the Kites here!


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    40 mins
  • Mar 4 2022

    In a music room deep in the rolling hills of Oxfordshire on a beautiful summer's day, Barry and Bob settle down onto a squashy sofa owned by the incomparable musician, entertainer, actor and raconteur Joe Brown for a talk about old pros, parrot jokes and Barry's famous birthday telephone calls.


    We dedicate this episode, along with all the others in the series, to the memory of our wonderful pal Barry: a joyous spirit, a supremely funny man, and one of the kindest, warmest, nicest, sweetest people you could ever have the privilege of spending time with. We will all miss him so much.


    With many thanks to the Kites (Mark Allen, Jack Cryer and Matt Hodgson) for the tremendous theme music.

    You can hear more from the Kites here!


    Please rate, subscribe and tell your friends - it really makes a difference to how many people will manage to find us!


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    40 mins

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  • G Noble
  • 03-28-22

Better late than never

As my title says, this podcast was maybe a few years too late in launching. It's a shame that there are stories we'll never get to hear now.

Barry wasn't a comedy legend - he was a comedy titan. He is already being missed greatly but these podcasts are a fun listen in general.

In all honesty, it's the recordings of his work on Clue and spin-off The Doings of Hamish & Dougal that I'll re-listen to most.

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  • Sue W.
  • 02-11-22

Very disappointed

Hardly laughed at any of the podcast episodes. Danny Baker was excrutiating. Couldn't recommend this to anyone I'm afraid.

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  • Ben The Cat
  • 01-30-22

Fantastic to hear Barry Cryer reminiscing with friends

I laughed like a drain and will be calling myself Mary Hinge from now on.