Peter Nichols discusses Privates on Parade

13th October 2008


The veteran playwright, now 81, chats to Dominic Cavendish about the autobiographical basis for Privates on Parade, revived by Ian Brown at West Yorkshire Playhouse and Birmingham Rep, and reminisces about comedians Kenneth Williams and Stanley Baxter, with whom he served in the Combined Services Entertainment concert party in Singapore in 1947.

I all the time felt with television that I wanted input from the audience – what are we doing talking to each other when we could be talking to them?