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Linda Smith
Linda Smith

Linda Smith (29 January 195827 February 2006) was an English stand-up comic and comedy writer. She was born in Erith, south-east London, but had no particular fondness for her home town, once joking, "It's not twinned with anywhere, but it does have a suicide pact with Dagenham." [1] Image File history File links Lindasmith. ... Image File history File links Lindasmith. ... January 29 is the 29th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi  Population    - 2005 est. ... The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... Erith is a place in the London Borough of Bexley, south east London, United Kingdom. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm Town twinning or sister cities is a concept whereby towns or cities from geographically and politically distinct areas are paired, with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ... Dagenham is a town within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham. ...


Educated at Erith College (now Bexley College), she gained a place at Sheffield University, graduated in English and Drama and joined a professional theatre company. Turning to comedy, she won the 1987 Hackney Empire New Act of the Year, then known as the New London Comic Award and performed on the Edinburgh Fringe before breaking into radio comedy. Her first appearances on national radio were on Radio 5's The Treatment in 1997. She was subsequently a regular panellist on The News Quiz and Just a Minute, and appeared on I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue, Have I Got News For You, Mock the Week, Countdown and QI. She wrote and starred in her own Radio 4 sitcom, Linda Smith's A Brief History of Timewasting. In 2002 she was voted "Wittiest Living Person" by listeners to BBC Radio 4's Word of Mouth. Her obituaries described her style as beguiling, apparently vulnerable but often waspish. She excelled at deadpan diatribes about everyday irritations. Her most regularly quoted joke was probably her description of former home secretary David Blunkett as being "Satan's bearded folk singer". While on Have I Got News For You, she also commented that the royal family were so inbred, when they were all standing on the balcony, there were only three different faces. Paul Merton chipped in saying, "And one of them is on the corgi." University of Sheffield Rerum Cognoscere Causas (To discover the causes of things) Shield image © University of Sheffield The University of Sheffield is a university located in Sheffield, England. ... Serge Sudeikins poster for the Bat Theatre (1922). ... The Hackney Empire New Act of the Year is a long-running annual competition run at the Hackney Empire theatre in London to encourage and promote new stand-up comedy talent. ... A street performer on the Royal Mile, with volunteer (2004). ... Radio comedy, or comedic radio programming, is a radio broadcast that may involve sitcom elements, sketches, and many other forms of comedy found on other mediums. ... The News Quiz is a topical comedy quiz broadcast on British radio BBC Radio 4. ... Just a Minute is a BBC Radio 4 radio comedy panel game which has been running continuously since its first broadcast on December 22, 1967. ... Cover for, Im Sorry I Havent a Clue Collection 1 (Volumes 1-3). From left-to-right, Graeme Garden, Barry Cryer, Humphrey Lyttelton, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Willie Rushton. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Mock the Week is a British topical panel game, hosted by Dara Ó Briain. ... Countdown is a British game show presented by Des Lynam and Carol Vorderman. ... QI, standing for Quite Interesting, is a comedy panel game television show hosted by Stephen Fry and shown on BBC Two and BBC Four. ... Linda Smith’s A Brief History of Timewasting was a BBC Radio 4 situation comedy series written by and starring the late Linda Smith. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ... The Rt Hon. ... Paul Merton on the Room 101 set Paul Merton (born January 17, 1957) is a British actor, deadpan comedian and writer, who is best known as a panellist on Have I Got News For You and Just a Minute on BBC Radio 4 and as the host of Room 101. ...


After appearing on Radio 4's Devout Sceptics to discuss her beliefs she was asked by the British Humanist Association to become president of the society, a role she occupied with great commitment from 2004 until her death. The British Humanist Association is an organisation of the United Kingdom which promotes humanism. ...


Smith died of ovarian cancer, aged 48, on 27 February 2006. Before she died, she insisted that her funeral be a humanist one. Her memorial meeting at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East on 10 March was dedicated to the BHA. Her life and work was honoured at the British Academy Television Awards in 2006. Ovarian cancer is a malignant ovarian neoplasm (an abnormal growth located on the ovaries). ... February 27 is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Theatre Royal Stratford East is a theatre in Stratford, London, which opened in 1884. ... March 10 is the 69th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (70th in leap years). ... The 2006 British Academy Television Awards were held on Sunday May 7 at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London. ...


Two tribute gigs were also held. One, on 14 May 2006 at the Lyceum Theatre, Sheffield, entitled "In Praise Of An English Radical" and the other on 4 June 2006 at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London, entitled "Tippy Top: An Evening Of Linda Smith's Favourite Things". In August 2006, Andy Hamilton presented a BBC Radio 4 tribute entitled "Linda Smith: A Modern Radio Star". May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (135th in leap years). ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Lyceum is a 1068-seat theatre in the City of Sheffield, England. ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (156th in leap years), with 210 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Victoria Palace Theatre during the 2002 season, showing Cole Porters 1948 musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate Victoria Palace Theatre in 2005, showing Billy Elliott The Victoria Palace Theatre is a theatre in Victoria Street, London, England. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom. ... August is the eighth month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Andy Hamilton is a British comedian, game show panelist, director and comedy scriptwriter for television and radio. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ...


An anthology on CD called "I Think The Nurses Are Stealing My Clothes: The Very Best Of Linda Smith", as well as a book of the same name are due to be released in November 2006. A tribute show of the same name was aired on BBC Radio 4 on 10 November 2006. Also Smith's sell-out stage show "Wrap Up Warm" is available on CD from November 2006. November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Linda was working on a third series of A Brief History of Timewasting when she died; as a tribute, digital radio station BBC7 ran the previous two series, the first all on one day. BBC 7 is a digital radio station broadcasting comedy, drama, and childrens programming 24 hours a day. ...


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Linda Smith (comedian) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (779 words)
Linda Smith (29 January 1958 27 February 2006) was an English stand-up comic and comedy writer.
Smith died of ovarian cancer, aged 48, on 27 February 2006.
Linda was working on a third series of A Brief History of Timewasting when she died; as a tribute, digital radio station BBC7 ran the previous two series, the first all on one day.
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