Difficult Speech

"In the theatre one of the all-time great Upmen is Wilfrid Hyde-White. When I

[Richard Briers] was a young actor in a play with him I had a long and terribly difficult speech which he knew I always had trouble remembering. So every night he'd wait until I'd just managed to get through to the end of it and then he'd say, 'I'm awfully sorry, I must be a little hard of hearing. Would you mind just saying that again?'"

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