Linton Lodge Hotel, Oxford .
Jonathan Cooper runs each meeting with such eminent success –each one seeming to better the one before- that I felt that I could do little more than print the entire programme (below) to aid your memory or to whet your appetite.
Comparisons being odourous as Mrs Malaprop said, I haven’t commented on individual contributions this year. It is a source of great satisfaction to me that each year our contributors continue to reveal new comparisons or new literary merit in Anthony’s work.
I will perhaps mention that it seems such a good idea to end the session with a reading of one of the radio plays ---not only does it reveal hidden talents in the readers but it also illuminates the techniques involved in adapting dialogue to narrative prose.
The meeting ended with an almost palpable feeling of camaraderie between us all. A really satisfying occasion.
SATURDAY 28TH JUNE 2008
Linton Lodge Hotel, Oxford
from 10.30 Arrivals, informal chat, book buying, coffee and biscuits
12.00 News Eileen Buckeridge
12.15 From Jennings to Jimi Lee Pressman
12.30 Jennings’ adventures by rail Stephen Floyd
12.45 The language of Jennings and Darbishire Martin Gulliver
1.00 Buffet lunch
2.10 “My father says” Christopher Kemp
2.30 Wilkins the Motorist Val Biro
2.45 Silent Comedy Jonathan Cooper
3.00 Gangs Dennis Butts
3.20 Break for tea and biscuits
3.50 Meccano puzzles explained Ellis Cory
4.00 Don’t forget your lunch (part two) Peter Singleton
4.15 Just Like Jennings Peter Hicks
4.30 A Jennings radio play David Schutte
5.00 End of Meeting
t.b.a. Dinner in the Dining Room