What was most remarkable about him was that he wrote the newspaper columns every day. Michael Frayn's three a week for the Guardian 40 years ago was previously thought the limit to which a humorous journalist could be pushed. He was a very busy, energetic figure. He played a number of musical instruments, in particular the double bass.
For years he played with a jazz group called Instant Sunshine and attracted a large following. It was friendly, unchallenging jazz with none of the noise of Dixieland or the subtlety of progressive jazz. He was pleased that Alan Coren, his arch-rival, did not get to appear on Call My Bluff until the show was on its last legs. He did various television films. He wrote one stage play, Waiting for Stoppard, a comedy for the Bristol New Vic in , as well as a number of stage shows with Simon Gilman, for the Edinburgh Festival and, for the radio, Death of Tchaikovsky, a Sherlock Holmes mystery, in That year he also became co-presenter, with Edward Enfield, of Double Vision.
Kington was born in Northern Ireland where his father was a wartime serving soldier. He went to school at Glenalmond college in Perthshire and took a degree in modern languages from Trinity college, Oxford. He then plunged into freelance writing, including jazz reviews for the Times, and joined Punch in He became its literary editor in , but was mainly known as the author of Let's Parler Franglais!
This was a comic mixture of English and French, a series of short pieces pretending to be a study course - for example, "Les Francais ne parlent pas le O-level francais "The French do not speak O-level French". These were so successful they were published from to in a series of books, Let's Parler Franglais!
He also published collections of his Times columns: Moreover and Miles and Miles, both in He also got the last word on Punch in , when he edited The Pick of Punch after the magazine's demise. He demonstrated a command of Latin when in response to the Vatican's support for the language he produced a Latin Tourist Phrase Book, which included such translations as quid pro quo: the sterling exchange rate; ad hoc: wine not included; infra dig: terrible accommodation; curriculum: Indian restaurant; sub rosa: rather unattractive Italian girl; ex cathedra: ruined church.
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Miles Beresford Kington (13 May – 30 January ) was a British journalist, musician (a double bass player for Instant Sunshine and other groups) and. Miles Beresford Kington was a British journalist, musician and broadcaster. He is also credited with the invention of Franglais, a fictional language, made up of French and English. Preparing for the new term ahead with a focus on supporting our pupils through their exams. There will be some exciting events to come afterwards, including the Summer Cabaret Concerts, the Ellington Eucharist and a tour to Barcelona.