"It's fascinating stuff" -

Anthony Newley

Author, Poet and Philosopher Gary Allen has made several TV, Radio appearances including Sky, BBC, ITV and Channel four. For all media enquiries please contact the Cockney Bard on the website contact page.


I cannot make you believe. I can only make you think - Socrates

THE RONALD BAILY INTERVIEW 1996.  Ronald was a close friend of late actor John Thaw and actress Sheila Hancock. In this interview he speaks of our remarkable meeting, his experience of our friendship and events he witnessed. Ronald Bailey died on my birthday on the 26th December 1996.

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In Search of the Swan

The Cockney Bard


 Author Poet Philosopher

       "I looked for the flaw but there wasn't one, not for me anyway"

Ronald Bailey


If only my mind was weighed in gold, the world I could feed & clothe - The Cockney Bard.

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'A beautiful and brilliant mind inspired by the muses'

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