Henry Becket was one of that curious breed, a Choral Exhibitioner at Cambridge, where he read… books. And magazines. This was before the internet, obviously. He then spent decades nurturing what a head hunter once described as an iffy CV – as a Westminster speechwriter, lobbyist, wine merchant, copywriter, ad agency supremo (industry-speak for MD), and writer/director of innumerable eminently forgettable TV commercials in an awful lot of languages. He is lucky enough to have an impressively large family, and is also pretty obsessed with sailing, skiing, claret, churches and hillwalking, among other things. Oh, and the foibles of the world around him.
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British cartoonist known for black humour. His cartoons appear on greeting cards, and he has a regular cartoon strip in Private Eye entitled Yobs that has been published since the late 1980s. He co-wrote the Round the Bend children’s television series, which ran from 1989 to 1991, and was also involved with Hangar 17, which ran from 1992 to 1994. With Marc Riley he was also involved with the comic Oink! and his work has appeared in numerous publications since the 1980s.