How Shall I Tell The Dog?

Miles Kington died of cancer in January 2008.

Given little time to live by his doctors, he decided to make his cancer 'pay its way' by suggesting increasingly amusing and absurd ideas for a book to his agent Gill.

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  • gill....Anna Massey
  • man....Nicholas Murchie
  • miles....Michael Palin

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    Miles Kington died of cancer in January 2008.

    Given little time to live by his doctors, he decided to make his cancer 'pay its way' by suggesting increasingly amusing and absurd ideas for a book to his agent Gill.

    Things to do before you die and literary rivalry with his oncologist.

    Things to do before you die.

    From his final months, Miles Kington's book of humorous letters to his agent.

    With Michael Palin.

    Things to do before you die. From his final months, Miles Kington's book of humorous letters to his agent. With Michael Palin.

    Miles Kington died of cancer in January 2008. Given little time to live by his doctors, he decided to make his cancer 'pay its way' by suggesting increasingly amusing and absurd ideas for a book to his agent Gill.

    1/5. Things to do before you die and literary rivalry with his oncologist.

    Miles....Michael Palin

    Gill....Anna Massey

    Man....Nicholas Murchie

    022008102120110208 (BBC7)
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    Things to learn before you die without leaving home; the cancer diet book; Eleanor Bron's punctures.

    Things to learn before you die - without leaving home.

    Cancer sufferer Miles Kington's humorous letters.

    With Michael Palin.

    Miles Kington's humorous letters.

    Things to learn before you die - without leaving home. Cancer sufferer Miles Kington's humorous letters. With Michael Palin.

    Miles Kington died of cancer in January 2008. Given little time to live by his doctors, he decided to make his cancer 'pay its way' by suggesting increasingly amusing and absurd ideas for a book to his agent Gill.

    2/5. Things to learn before you die without leaving home; the cancer diet book; Eleanor Bron's punctures.

    032008102220110209 (BBC7)
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    Cancer - the infrequently asked questions; cancer and astrology; how to break the news to Berry, his dog.

    Cancer's infrequently asked questions - and notifying the dog.

    Miles Kington's humorous last letters.

    With Michael Palin.

    Cancer's infrequently asked questions.

    Cancer's infrequently asked questions - and notifying the dog. Miles Kington's humorous last letters. With Michael Palin.

    Miles Kington died of cancer in January 2008. Given little time to live by his doctors, he decided to make his cancer 'pay its way' by suggesting increasingly amusing and absurd ideas for a book to his agent Gill.

    3/5. Cancer - the infrequently asked questions; cancer and astrology; how to break the news to Berry, his dog.

    042008102320110210 (BBC7)
    20120607 (BBC7)

    The perfect funeral service; the perfect gravestone; how Michael Palin gets all the best jobs; 'parlez-vous cancer?'

    The perfect funeral and gravestone - and parlez-vous cancer? Miles Kington's humorous last letters.

    With Michael Palin.

    The perfect funeral - and parlez-vous cancer? Miles Kington's humorous letters.

    The perfect funeral and gravestone - and parlez-vous cancer? Miles Kington's humorous last letters. With Michael Palin.

    Miles Kington died of cancer in January 2008. Given little time to live by his doctors, he decided to make his cancer 'pay its way' by suggesting increasingly amusing and absurd ideas for a book to his agent Gill.

    4/5. The perfect funeral service; the perfect gravestone; how Michael Palin gets all the best jobs; 'parlez-vous cancer?'

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    20120608 (BBC7)

    How to test your own will to live; the history of the tie-in book; how to help your oncologist find an agent; how to write a funny book about cancer.

    Test your own will to live - and how to write a funny book about cancer.

    Miles Kington's last letters.

    With Michael Palin.

    Test your own will to live - and how to write a funny book about cancer. Miles Kington's last letters. With Michael Palin.

    Miles Kington died of cancer in January 2008. Given little time to live by his doctors, he decided to make his cancer 'pay its way' by suggesting increasingly amusing and absurd ideas for a book to his agent Gill.

    5/5. How to test your own will to live; the history of the tie-in book; how to help your oncologist find an agent; how to write a funny book about cancer.