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Sydney Lotterby (1926-2020)

Posted: Thu Jul 30, 2020 5:06 pm
by Brock
BBC comedy director and producer, whose credits include Porridge, Last Of The Summer Wine, Yes Minister and many more.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53594082

Re: Sydney Lotterby (1926-2020)

Posted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 9:41 am
by Simon36
Seemed like a really nice guy, and what a legacy.

I remember some years back on the Comedy Connections for Ever Decreasing Circles, he revealed (and was clearly still hurt about) being sacked from EDC after series 2, because “apparently I wasn’t giving enough direction to our lead actor”. Which suggested that Briers was behind it. Does anyone know more about this? With SL’s track record it’s quite a strange thing to have happened.

Thankfully he still had at least two major hits still ahead of him, Yes Prime Minister and As Time Goes By.