CodeGB/BCA/1514
Person NameBrooke; Henry
SurnameBrooke
ForenamesHenry
Catalogue
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04679"Trouble about giving Brooke bigger bricks to carry is that there's only going to be a bigger bang when he drops them."Michael Cummings17 Nov 196304679.jpg 
09935[no caption]Nicholas Garland03 Nov 196609935.jpg 
00906'Partument montes, nascetur ridiculus mus - Horace.'Vicky [Victor Weisz]13 Apr 196200906.jpg 
JJ0051[No caption]John Jensen15 Sep 1963JJ0051.jpg 
VY2202He took water, and washed his handsVicky [Victor Weisz]16 May 1963VY2202.jpg 
02428Henry Brooke "Drawbacks, difficulties."Michael Cummings19 Dec 196202428.jpg 
VY0918"Ah! Conservative freedom works!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]07 Jun 1957VY0918.jpg 
04341'Splendid, Henry! How would you like to take on Education as well?'Trog [Wally Fawkes]06 Sep 196304341.jpg 
04103"Perfect, Mr Brooke! But on second thoughts it would be cheaper just to lose the money every time..."Michael Cummings12 Aug 196304103.jpg 
02775"What, Mr. Carleton Green! Dimbleby kidnapped!! Impossible - we're watching London Airport like hawks..."Michael Cummings07 Mar 196302775.jpg 
03898"Nobody can blame Us - we only designed and built it..."Stanley Franklin22 Jul 196303898.jpg 
04381[No caption]John Jensen15 Sep 196304381.jpg 
VY3154"Now, go away, you know there ain't no such animal!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]11 Aug 1960VY3154.jpg 
ILW3643Published caption: "There's another hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza."Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197915 Apr 1963ILW3643.jpg 
VY1120"Er, don't worry, I'll be watching closely ..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]05 Mar 1958VY1120.jpg 
03446The Brooke by Glan Williams (after Tennyson)Glan Williams19 May 196303446.jpg 
09960"If only they would make a bonfire of all the things that don't count!"Glan Williams06 Nov 196609960.jpg 
VY0862"Well, here you are and a happy Easter ..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]05 Apr 1957VY0862.jpg 
VY1113"Here you are, pussy, Conservative freedom at last ..." "Er, now, do show some restraint, please, I'm watching you carefully, you know!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]25 Feb 1958VY1113.jpg 
03547"I mean, who in the Labour Party could handle a car as expertly as our Henry, for instance?"Stanley Franklin28 May 196303547.jpg 
01974"Oh, for the good old quiet days of the rent act riots..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]09 Aug 196201974.jpg 
05751"I think our Secretary's wonderful!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]06 Jul 196405751.jpg 
04437"You know, he's the best baby-sitter we have!!!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]09 Oct 196304437.jpg 
03107Dr Beeching's right, Henry - there's a filthy amount of stuff strewn about nowadaysStanley Franklin22 Apr 196303107.jpg 
LSE5609Sales talk.David Low (1891-1963)05 Feb 1957LSE5609.jpg 
VY1833"The show must go on..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]01 Nov 1961VY1833.jpg 
MW0789[no caption]Emmwood [John Musgrave-Wood]09 Nov 1960MW0789.jpg 
VY1913"The mountains were said to be in labour, and uttered most dreadul groans. People came together far and near to see what birth would be produced; and, after they waited a considerable time in expectation, out crept a mouse" - Aesop Fable No.LXIII [Published caption - 'Partument montes, nascetur ridiculus mus - Horace.']Vicky [Victor Weisz]13 Apr 1962VY1913.jpg 
03558"Ah yes, my dear chief, but I was allowed to choose my defence counsel."Michael Cummings29 May 196303558.jpg 
05408[no caption]Vicky [Victor Weisz]08 Apr 196405408.jpg 
01892"Now, have a jolly good time - you know you can depend on us!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]03 Aug 196201892.jpg 
MW1189[no caption]Emmwood [John Musgrave-Wood]22 Nov 1963MW1189.jpg 
VY1695"Arise ye starvelings from your slumber ..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]22 Aug 1960VY1695.jpg 
03030ON SAFARI: Human sacrifice in darkest AfricaMichael Cummings10 Apr 196303030.jpg 
02987"Cheer up, everybody! I've sent Maudling down to the hold with a bucket"Michael Cummings01 Apr 196302987.jpg 
MW0585"And right on the top a neon sign that flashes, 'You never had it so good' every thirty seconds."Emmwood [John Musgrave-Wood]10 Dec 1959MW0585.jpg 
03122"It's a perfect arrangement save for one thing, Mr. Brooke - who's to keep an eye on the security police who are keeping an eye on everybody else?"Michael Cummings26 Apr 196303122.jpg 
09938"It's your fault ... no it isn't, it's your fault."Jon [William John Philpin Jones]02 Nov 196609938.jpg 
04487Eleventh hour adjustmentsIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197915 Oct 196304487.jpg 
15508[No caption]Vicky [Victor Weisz]06 Sep 196315508.jpg 
VY2297[No caption]Vicky [Victor Weisz]06 Sep 1963VY2297.jpg 
MW0730[no caption]Emmwood [John Musgrave-Wood]19 Jul 1960MW0730.jpg 
04330The irresistible force meets the immovable objectVicky [Victor Weisz]05 Sep 196304330.jpg 
04278"Who? Me?"Vicky [Victor Weisz]27 Sep 196304278.jpg 
03054"Done your good deed for the day, Henry?"Vicky [Victor Weisz]16 Apr 196303054.jpg 
VY1700[No caption]Vicky [Victor Weisz]30 Aug 1960VY1700.jpg 
VY1830"How many Ns in planning, Henry?Vicky [Victor Weisz]27 Oct 1961VY1830.jpg 
VY2295The irresistible force meets the immovable objectVicky [Victor Weisz]05 Sep 1963VY2295.jpg 
VY2312"Who? Me?"Vicky [Victor Weisz]27 Sep 1963VY2312.jpg 
VY2531"I think our Secretary's wonderful!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]06 Jul 1964VY2531.jpg 
VY2260"... the Labour party's wicked scares about the rent act have not come true. The playthings of the socialist are boomerangs"- Mr Henry Brooke, May 23 1959Vicky [Victor Weisz]22 Jul 1963VY2260.jpg 
VY2246"...But I will aggravate my voice so that I will roar you as gently as any suckling
dove; I will roar you as 'Twere any nightingale" - Act 1 scene II
Vicky [Victor Weisz]08 Jul 1963VY2246.jpg 
03901"... the labour party's wicked scares about the rent act have not come true. The playthings
of the socialist are boomerangs"- Mr Henry Brooke, May 23 1959
Vicky [Victor Weisz]22 Jul 196303901.jpg 
VY0825"This is going to hurt us more than it hurts you!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]05 Feb 1957VY0825.jpg 
02838"Patience, gentlemen, this branch is due for axing NEXT year..."Stanley Franklin28 Mar 196302838.jpg 
05044"Know of any other hope we have of getting mentioned in history..?"Stanley Franklin21 Feb 196405044.jpg 
VY1117Saturday Satire by VickyVicky [Victor Weisz]01 Mar 1958VY1117.jpg 
03296'Oh, do please help us, kind sir, we're being chased by a mob'Stanley Franklin02 May 196303296.jpg 
01939"I thought we'd emptied that lot in 1939."Glan Williams05 Aug 196201939.jpg 
03253[no caption]Michael Cummings17 Apr 196303253.jpg 
03077Great Geneva wedding preview, only 6,539,622 days, ten hours, three seconds before the eventWilliam Papas18 Apr 196303077.jpg 
03563"Don't worry, my lord. If any mixed crews come here we shall report them."
"That horse you drew in the office sweep - they've come to give it to you."
"It says here they decided to take another look at the whole problem."
Keith Waite30 May 196303563.jpg 
05865[no caption]Michael Cummings31 Jul 196405865.jpg 
03943Vicky's new traffic signs for our accident-prone government.Vicky [Victor Weisz]04 Jul 196303943.jpg 
03537"It's all right, Henry, we're right behind you!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]27 May 196303537.jpg 
05418"Traitors to Capitalism! You're just a gang of dangerous Reds!"Michael Cummings06 Apr 196405418.jpg 
05524"What d'you expect - a brilliant idea is bound to catch on.."Michael Cummings15 May 196405524.jpg 
03057'There's another hole in my bucket, dear Liza, dear Liza ...'Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197915 Apr 196303057.jpg 
VY2213"It's all right, Henry, we're right behind you!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]27 May 1963VY2213.jpg 
04466"This is Coachman Home welcoming you aboard hackney carriage 'Conservative.' Hoping you will enjoy your promenade - kindly fasten your seat belt."Michael Cummings21 Oct 196304466.jpg 
VY3188"I thought we've stopped our vertical-take-off project..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]06 Mar 1962VY3188.jpg 
VY3190A"Heads I win, tails you lose, Herr Brooke..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]19 Aug 1936 - 25 Feb 1966VY3190A.jpg 
15555"Heavens be praised! The Captain's got to the bridge in the nick of time!"Michael Cummings09 Nov 196315555.jpg 
CU0913"This time it's a really important secret of State and Macmillan's taking no chances.
They're discussing the date of the next General Election"
Michael Cummings29 Apr 1963CU0913.jpg 
CU0909"... and as Mistress is going to sack us anyway, it doesn't matter now much else we
break."
Michael Cummings29 Mar 1963CU0909.jpg 
VY3103"How about 'Smoke-a-box-a-fags-a-day', Selwyn?"Vicky [Victor Weisz]09 Mar 1962VY3103.jpg 
05580Jensen's Academy rejectsJohn Jensen03 May 196405580.jpg 
VY1820"Now-united and refreshed let's go and face the gusts at Brighton..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]09 Oct 1961VY1820.jpg 
04252"That's it, gentlemen! Our image at last!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]26 Sep 196304252.jpg 
05727"But we'll row forever, steady from stroke to bow.."Vicky [Victor Weisz]01 Jul 196405727.jpg 
03574'Take heart, voters - a great slum clearance operation is on its way...'Stanley Franklin30 May 196303574.jpg 
LSE5746Are politics fit for TV?David Low (1891-1963)14 Feb 1958LSE5746.jpg 
CU0925[no caption]Michael Cummings31 Jul 1964CU0925.jpg 
VY3184A"If there's anything more frightening than a subdued Selwyn it's a boisterous Selwyn..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]01 May 1962VY3184A.jpg 
05915"Inspector Maigret, I presume?" "Sherlock Holmes, I presume?"Michael Cummings24 Aug 196405915.jpg 
05995'More ships? There's OUR one, what more does Britain want?'Stanley Franklin29 Sep 196405995.jpg 
09918[no caption]Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197902 Nov 196609918.jpg 
00244Tory Night at the Brighton PalladiumEmmwood [John Musgrave-Wood]12 Oct 196100244.jpg 
MC0461"Thank goodness, Nye, we hadn't the courage to put through a rent act when we were in power!"Michael Cummings16 Mar 1958MC0461.jpg 
00695"Heads I win, tails you lose, Herr Brooke..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]19 Mar 196200695.jpg 
VY3171"Ooh, isn't it frightening - there's Henry Brooke watching us closely ..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]28 Oct 1960VY3171.jpg 
VY2238"But we'll row forever, steady from stroke to bow.."Vicky [Victor Weisz]01 Jul 1964VY2238.jpg 
04446It's going to be tricky he's pinched most of the ingredients!.Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197908 Oct 196304446.jpg 
11992"We stand on our record!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]07 Oct 196411992.jpg 
03130"This time it's a really important secret of State and Macmillan's taking no chances. They're discussing the date of the next General Election"Michael Cummings29 Apr 196303130.jpg 
03024[No caption]Vicky [Victor Weisz]03 Apr 196303024.jpg 
04477[no caption]Trog [Wally Fawkes]25 Oct 196304477.jpg 
VY3138[No caption]Vicky [Victor Weisz]10 Nov 1960VY3138.jpg 
03126Into the seventiesIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197929 Apr 196303126.jpg 
CU0969"What really frightens me about the Tories not winning the Election is that my colleagues
will have so much time to write their memoirs"
Michael Cummings27 Apr 1964CU0969.jpg 
VY0967Macmillan's paper-backs ("They have never been so good" - publisher's note)Vicky [Victor Weisz]03 Aug 1957VY0967.jpg 
04414"Surely, gentlemen, you don't imagine our electoral future lies in the hand of the Denning Report!"Michael Cummings23 Sep 196304414.jpg 
05575"Alec, our 'Ennery and Babs are back from prowling round London's sleazy night life!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]04 May 196405575.jpg 
ILW3809"I can't understand what the Hon. Gentleman can find to smile at in this serious situation"Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197927 Jul 1964ILW3809.jpg 
ILW4420[no caption]Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-19791957-1963ILW4420.jpg 
03127"Now, boys, when we've found the right slogan we'll have an election"William Papas29 Apr 196303127.jpg 
04099"So what if the Government isn't involved - think of the reward!"William Papas12 Aug 196304099.jpg 
04895"I'm doing a marvellous trade - doormats featuring the Government."Stanley Franklin24 Jan 196404895.jpg 
06014That's what you thinkStanley Franklin04 Sep 196406014.jpg 
05801'Someone getting at us again...?'Stanley Franklin16 Jul 196405801.jpg 
ILW3709Published caption: Eleventh hour adjustmentsIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197915 October 1963ILW3709.jpg 
03694"Not exactly flattering to the rest of us to think that even now he's the best Prime Minister we've got."Michael Cummings21 Jun 196303694.jpg 
ILW3706It's going to be tricky he's pinched most of the ingredients!.Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-19798 October 1963ILW3706.jpg 
MC1194"I just can't understand why so many people want to wear my coronet ....."Michael Cummings19 Dec 1962MC1194.jpg 
VY3322"Now, have a jolly good time - you know you can depend on us!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]03 Aug 1962VY3322.jpg 
05876"I can't understand what the Hon. Gentleman can find to smile at in this serious situation"Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197927 Jul 196405876.jpg 
00247Macmillan's, the publishers, have just published a new series of paperbacks which they call "Papermacs."Vicky [Victor Weisz]10 Oct 196100247.jpg 
ILW3648Published caption: Into the seventiesIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197929 Apr 1963ILW3648.jpg 
VY1782A"... as I was saying - er - state planning is an old-fashioned creed - er - that doesn't get you anywhere ..."Vicky [Victor Weisz]14 Apr 1961VY1782A.jpg 
02426"I just can't understand why so many people want to wear my coronet ....."Michael Cummings19 Dec 196202426.jpg 
01564"...and if this lot aren't any good, maybe I could still stay Prime Minister by
asking Gaitskell and Grimond to serve under me..."
Michael Cummings16 Jul 196201564.jpg 
00246Ailment: Chronic unpopularityitisStanley Franklin11 Oct 196100246.jpg 
VY1880"Under Conservative administration we have broken away at long last from the regular cycles of crises..." - from the Tory election manifesto, 1955Vicky [Victor Weisz]29 Jan 1962VY1880.jpg 
VY1726"Aye, aye, rogues enow, but we have mastered them, we only fired a few shots over their heads, and the regiment scoured in an instant" - From Sheridan's "A Trip to Scarborough"Vicky [Victor Weisz]12 Oct 1960VY1726.jpg 
VY2123"Splendid idea, chaps! We'll let some expert declare us the winners!"Vicky [Victor Weisz]23 Jan 1963VY2123.jpg 
MW0926Tory Night at the Brighton PalladiumEmmwood [John Musgrave-Wood]12 Oct 1961MW0926.jpg 
03834"...But I will aggravate my voice so that I will roar you as gently as any suckling
dove; I will roar you as 'Twere any nightingale" - Act 1 scene II
Vicky [Victor Weisz]08 Jul 196303834.jpg 
MC1122"...and if this lot aren't any good, maybe I could still stay Prime Minister by asking Gaitskell and Grimond to serve under me..."Michael Cummings16 Jul 1962MC1122.jpg 
06043After weeks of deliberations, the government has now found the answer to the charge that the "Voters are tired of the same old faces."Vicky [Victor Weisz]10 Sep 196406043.jpg 
05298"What really frightens me about the Tories not winning the Election is that my colleagues will have so much time to write their memoirs"Michael Cummings27 Apr 196405298.jpg 
VY2177[No caption]Vicky [Victor Weisz]03 Apr 1963VY2177.jpg 
VY3150[No caption]Vicky [Victor Weisz]21 Jun 1961VY3150.jpg 
03055"... and what makes him so optimistic that we'll still be the Government when it happens?"William Papas15 Apr 196303055.jpg 
VY2463"Sure none of our chaps have been backing the other side, Blakenham?"Vicky [Victor Weisz]14 Apr 1964VY2463.jpg 
05303"Sure none of our chaps have been backing the other side, Blakenham?"Vicky [Victor Weisz]14 Apr 196405303.jpg 
03535AWhen the whistle blows don't worry too much about the ball - just scatter as much mud as possibleIllingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197927 May 196303535A.jpg 
ILW3658When the whistle blows don't worry too much about the ball - just scatter as much mud as
possible
Illingworth, Leslie Gilbert, 1902-197927 May 1963ILW3658.jpg 
02945Books are given to the Cabinet library by ministers - so Cummings illustrates the titles HE would present:Michael Cummings18 Mar 196302945.jpg 
02901"I think, Mr. Brooke, we're mad to give asylum to French politicians - look how much easier life would be if only we'd sent de Gaulle back to Vichy in 1940."Michael Cummings06 Mar 196302901.jpg 
02842"... and as Mistress is going to sack us anyway, it doesn't matter now much else we break."Michael Cummings29 Mar 196302842.jpg 
03523"Of course we're independent of America - my suits are 100 per cent British'Michael Cummings24 May 196303523.jpg 
02811"You must admit I've got at least one fan letter!"Michael Cummings22 Mar 196302811.jpg 
05793"Nice to have fresh company in the ward, Amery"Michael Cummings15 Jul 196405793.jpg 
CU0917"Of course we're independent of America - my suits are 100 per cent British'Michael Cummings24 May 1963CU0917.jpg 
04673"The real reason it's off is that nothing we can think up nowadays can ever be funnier than the politicians themselves!"Michael Cummings15 Nov 196304673.jpg 
02974"Absurd, of course, but there are times when you'd think our dear trainer was trying to let the other side win."Michael Cummings27 Mar 196302974.jpg 
04596Macleod to edit The Spectator... Cummings discloses the future of the rest of the Cabinet if they lose the next election:Michael Cummings04 Nov 196304596.jpg 
MC0435["Yes sir! Of course, sir! Certainly, sir! As you wish, Mr. Thorneycroft, sir!" crossed out]Michael Cummings31 Jan 1958MC0435.jpg 
03064Week-end awayMichael Cummings13 Apr 196303064.jpg 
05893The set that reads secret thoughtsMichael Cummings26 Aug 196405893.jpg 
15562"Mr. Wilson is right - Parliament isn't exactly a game of cricket."Michael Cummings13 Nov 196315562.jpg 
03110Rise in protest against sneering satirists, says Selwyn Lloyd Cummings rewrites his captions to please himMichael Cummings22 Apr 196303110.jpg 
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