RIP Ned Sherrin

I was very sorry to hear that Ned Sherrin had died; he is the genius behind one of my favorite magazine features of all time, the funeral-review column in The Oldie, a magazine for British senior citizens. Yep, he would attend memorial service and review them — was the eulogy fitting? Where was it held? Did anyone unusual turn up? Were the hymns and readings appropriate?
I can't seem to find a link to one of his columns, but you can take my word for it — they were tremendously entertaining, even when you had no idea who any of the people mentioned were (which happens quite a bit with me and The Oldie — seeing as how I am at least thirty years younger than their target audience and American to boot, I have little to no recollection of B-list British celebrities and politicians of the 1950s and 60s).
I wonder who will review his memorial?



One thought on “RIP Ned Sherrin

  1. I was one of those lucky enough to count Ned as a friend at Oxford in the 1950s and later in 1960s London when he galvanized and inspired all of us in the entertainment industry with ‘That Was The Week That Was’.I am not alone in regarding him as a latter day Noel Coward.He will be sadly missed by all who knew him personally and professionally.


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