Talk:Richard Ingrams

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Why is there nothing about his constant homophobia (at its revolting worst when he was a useless, philistinic TV critic for THE SPECTATOR, in the 1970's) in this article? Dolmance (talk) 17:17, 19 November 2007 (UTC)

For that matter his anti-semitism is objectionable too. A criticism section would be perfectly justifiable. Philip Cross (talk) 10:38, 3 August 2008 (UTC)
I agree with both points above. Maybe an "attitudes" section. Irondome (talk) 14:28, 14 July 2012 (UTC)
Never mind that, what about him doing time in prison? Keith-264 (talk) 22:59, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Criticism sections are deprecated, especially in BLPs. Doesn't stop us mentioning these things if we can find reliable sources that comment on them rather than draw our own inferences from reported actions etc. I think Macqueen's "50th anniversary" history of Private Eye might refer to at least some of it, although I am unsure how reliable it would be (Macqueen was then & still is a PE hack). - Sitush (talk) 04:04, 11 June 2020 (UTC)
As for anti-semitism, this has been hashed out at the Private Eye article in the past. Ingrams has been a close colleague of Barry Fantoni for decades and until 2006 was a regular in the presence of Norman Balon, both of these men being Jewish. I could go on - satirists tend to be liberal in their choice of targets - but, again, I think a read of thr Macqueen book would bw beneficial before jumping to affix a label. - Sitush (talk) 07:07, 14 June 2020 (UTC)

Fawlty Towers[edit]

What about his appearance on Fawlty Towers? (S2E4, Kipper and the corpse) as the hotel guest in his bedroom with the inflatable doll. Is that notable enough to be mentioned? T bonham (talk) 04:34, 20 March 2020 (UTC)


Added information on Ingrams children from this Evening Standard article...