Noel Coward by Julian Clary

Series 1 - Episode 1 Noel Coward by Julian Clary

Wed 6 Dec 10pm - 11pm Sky Arts


Julian Clary has much in common with his idol, Noël Coward – not least that both grew up in Teddington and that for the past decade Clary has owned Goldenhurst, a country pile in Kent once home to the writer, performer and all-round wit, who died in 1973.

In this airy, amusing doc, Clary goes on a quest to find out more about Coward the man. He natters with Joan Collins at the Ivy, Twiggy at the Savoy, and meets Lucy Fleming, daughter of Celia Johnson, at Carnforth railway station, the setting for Brief Encounter. He also jammily wangles a trip to Firefly in Jamaica, Coward’s final resting place, where he pays a touching tribute.


Famous faces reveal who and what has inspired them, beginning with comedian Julian Clary discussing the influence that playwright Noel Coward has had on him.