Clive James with Sir Les Patterson

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An interview with Sir Les in which he discusses donating urine, being President of Australia, his wedding present for Edward and Sophie, the millennium dome and the yellow backed spider. He also mentions that he was influential in getting the Olympic Games for Sydney in 2000. Being an international cheese connoisseur he also produces a fine Tasmanian camembert from his pocket.

It seems that the interview was to promote Sir Les Patterson’s Australia Night on the 24th June 1999 at the Royal Festival Hall.



Sir Les


The online archive of Dr. Sir Leslie Colin Patterson. Wit, sage, raconteur, late Cultural Attaché to the Court of St James and Chairperson of the Australian Chapter of the International Cheese Board.

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