'Eric Sykes' started as a radio scriptwriter but he soon found he could perform as well as write. The slight handicap of being very hard of hearing dosen't interfere with his wonderful comic timing. The spectacles he wears have no lenses but contain a bone conducting hearing aid.
Eric was appointed an OBE in 1986.
Eric has 4 children.
Sept 2005: Eric Sykes was one of the first 100 to be honoured with his name set into the pavement in London's 'Avenue of the Stars' in Convent Garden.
Eric Sykes: If comedians want to make a social comment they can go to the House of Commons. I don't swear or do anything suggestive, and I've held onto that belief because when you're on stage you're a role model.