The collaboration between Frank Muir and Denis Norden as scriptwriters dates back to 1947. In the forties, fifties and sixties they wrote scripts for a number of famous BBC radio programmes including Take It From Here and Bedtime With Braden. Their sparring partnership as broadcasters began in 1956 on the BBC’s radio panel game, My Word! My Word! Has been described as the most popular radio programme in the world. It is networked in more than thirty-five countries – from Canada to Fiji, from Australia to the Falkland Islands, from West Germany to Hong King. There is a devoted audience for it on American Public Radio; British Forces radio stations lap it up; improbably, it is even enjoyed in Russia and Chile.
You Can’t Have your Kayak and Heat It is the first published collection of Frank Muir and Denis Norden pieces. It is a vintage volume of tall stories and outrageous verbal slapstick drawn from the My Word! Programme. The book is introduced by Sir Jack Longland, the question master for My Word!
Hardcover, 96 pages. In good pre-love condition with the exception of fading to the spine and a corner missing from the first page.