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by Bill Lyons
With Ian Holm as D, and Nigel Anthony as Bill.
When Bill Lyons' father - Lord Lyons, Public Relations Adviser to Harold Wilson - died early this year, the obituaries duly appeared...
"You can't convey what someone is like in those formal words and leave out all the jokes and all the mad moments as well as the pain of his death." Perhaps a play is the only way to say it.
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