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Brian Sewell (1931-2015)

It isn’t my intention to repeat the


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tediously familiar stories peddled by obituarists relating controversies which Brian’s inclination to mischief and provocation helped encourage. Instead I want 404 Not Found to address two issues unconsidered elsewhere: his astonishing generosity and the disgraceful but 404 Not Found typical hypocrisy of the BBC towards him. Brian was a working man. He

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called himself ‘working class’, […]