The Good Drinker: How I Learned to Love Drinking Less
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By the time he was in sixth form, with his parents working abroad, Edmondson began to enjoy himself, "which involved lots of drinking and smoking and petty acts of vandalism." He made some good friends at the school and had a favourite teacher, Michael Aubrey. Vulcan 7 – 2018 UK Tour – Dates – Casting – What's On". Stagereview.co.uk. 10 June 2018. Archived from the original on 3 December 2019 . Retrieved 25 January 2019.
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McMurray, Niall (10 March 2017). "Kirsty MacColl – Terry". Into the Popvoid . Retrieved 19 July 2020. Under the name 20th Century Coyote, Edmondson and Mayall became one of the star attractions at The Comedy Store. As their popularity grew, Edmondson, Mayall and other upcoming comedians, including Nigel Planer, Peter Richardson, Alexei Sayle, and French and Saunders moved from the Comedy Store to The Comic Strip club.   The Comic Strip soon gained a reputation as one of the most popular comedy clubs in London and soon came to the attention of Channel 4. Edmondson and the others were commissioned to act in 6 self-contained half-hour films, using the group as comedy actors rather than stand-up performers. The series, titled The Comic Strip Presents... debuted on 2 November 1982 (the opening night of Channel 4). The first episode to be broadcast was " Five Go Mad in Dorset", a parody of Enid Blyton's Famous Five, which drew anger from some viewers for the way it mercilessly satirised a children's classic. Edmondson starred as one of the five.A source told the publication at the time: "It's the talk of the House of Commons, especially after they were seen together.
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Fantastic, honest book. So much of what Adrian writes resonates with me. I recently spoke with a friend who told me for years she had a three drink limit on a night out and never once did she feel like she’d missed out by swapping to soft drinks after that. I thought if only I had been blessed with her will power, as I certainly could never do that! But this book has made me realise that’s utter rubbish. Of course I can do that, I’ve just never really wanted to. I do now! There were a few figures and facts that stood out to me. Although, also a few that felt incredibly obvious and common sense. It never felt overly preachy or overly "self-help", as it was littered with enough personal and other stories to keep it enjoyable whilst trying to give an argument for moderation.A meandering love letter from Chiles to his other half - alcohol. Any occasion without it is rubbish, even those with his 500 closest friends and his family. Cirrhosis, fatty liver and being old don't deter Chiles from moaning "I don't know what to do with people who don't drink". He actively avoids making friends with teetotallers and light drinkers, believing that meaningful connections can only be forged with alcohol.
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Do you open a bottle of wine with good intentions? You’ll just have the one glass but, oops, look, now most of the bottle’s gone. Yes, you know the NHS guidelines suggest 14 units a week and, yes, you’re regularly busting that, but 14 units is nothing, right? Besides, you’re not busting it by that much. Sometimes, though, usually in the morning, a thought will niggle — am I overdoing it, is it possible that I am an alcoholic? But then the thought vanishes with the headache. After all, everyone else drinks a bit too much, don’t they?BBC - Comedy Guide - Happy Families". bbc.co.uk. 18 November 2003. Archived from the original on 16 December 2004 . Retrieved 15 January 2023. In 1985 Edmondson starred with his wife Jennifer Saunders in Happy Families, a rural comedy drama written by Ben Elton, which appeared on the BBC and told the story of the dysfunctional Fuddle family.  All about the challenge of doing something about excessive drinking short of going fully abstinent. Seems to be working for him so far. Contains quite a few clever sounding approaches taken by him and various others he's talked to.