Brigitte Bardot
(Movies & TV)
Honor Blackman
(Movies & TV)
Sky Sports
Des Kelly
Bee Gees
Geoffrey Perkins
(Movies & TV)
Wayne Brady
(Movies & TV)

See also

Clive Anderson

Knowledge Identifier: +Clive_Anderson


Clive Anderson

British former barrister, best known for being a comedy writer as well as a radio and television presenter in the United Kingdom add

Category: Literature

Born in 1952.

Countries: United Kingdom (50%), United States (20%), (20%)

Main connections: Brigitte Bardot, Honor Blackman, Sky Sports

Linked to: Harrow High School, University of Cambridge, Arsenal F.C., Celador




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Clive Anderson was born in 1952 add something


Geoffrey Perkins - Taking an early interest in drama, he worked with Clive Anderson to write, in 1970, a charity revue called "Happy Poison"


Anderson attended Selwyn College, Cambridge where, from 1974 to 1975, he was President of Footlights add something


He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in 1976 and became a practising barrister, specialising in criminal law add something


One of his early comedy writing projects was "Black Cinderella Two Goes East" with Rory McGrath for BBC Radio 4 in 1978 add something


Anderson was involved in the fledgling alternative comedy scene in the early 1980s and was the first act to come on stage at The Comedy Store when it opened in 1979 add something


Des Kelly - He has guested on Channel 4's Clive Anderson's "Sports Talk Show", Sky Sports' "Hold the Back Page" show and one of his first assignments was to provide live reports for Sky News from England's 3-0 win over Poland in 1989


The show "Whose Line is it Anyway-" won a BAFTA award in 1990 add something


Later, Clive Anderson won both the "Top Entertainment Presenter" and "Top Radio Comedy Personality" at the British Comedy Awards in 1991 add something


Anderson moved to the BBC in 1996 and the show's name changed to "Clive Anderson All Talk" and was aired on BBC One add something


In one famous incident in 1997, Anderson interviewed the Bee Gees, and throughout the interview he repeatedly joked about their life and career, ultimately prompting them to walk out add something


Wayne Brady - Brady's career began as one of the improvisational theater performers in the original version of "Whose Line Is It Anyway-", along with Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and host Clive Anderson in 1998 when the last season was filmed in Hollywood, after which he became a regular on the American version, hosted by Drew Carey, which was his first Stateside television exposure


In 2005 he presented the short-lived Celador panel game, "Back in the Day" for Channel 4 add something


In 2007, he featured as a regular panelist on the ITV comedy show "News Knight" add something


In 2008, he presented a reality TV talent show-themed television series produced by the BBC entitled Maestro, starring eight celebrities who are "famous amateurs with a passion for classical music add something


He covered the Sunday morning 11 AM-1 PM show on BBC Radio 2 through the end of January 2008 add something


In January 2008, he appeared on the second episode of "Thank God You're Here" and won add something


On 25 February 2008, he started presenting "Brainbox Challenge", a new game show, for BBC Two add something


It was announced in April 2008 that Anderson, who had previously filled in for host Ned Sherrin from 2006 until his death from throat cancer in 2007, would be taking over as permanent host of "Loose Ends" add something


In 2009, Anderson was the television host of the BBC's Last Night of the Proms add something


Brigitte Bardot - In the episode of BBC Radio 4's chat show Loose Ends transmitted on 20 October 2012, Honor Blackman told interviewer Clive Anderson that, when she'd worked alongside Bardot, Bardot could not be left alone because she'd recently made two suicide attempts