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Dreamtime
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166 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 2:32am  
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"Can I do yer now, sir?" I used to think that was Kathleen Harrison. "Come back to the buildings,Jim" ? "I like it Eth" (or was it Eff) ? Instead of all the so called reality shows on TV, what about showing a few old "It ain't arf 'ot Mums". All good scripts now long gone. (Just my choice folks)
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Slim
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167 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 8:31am  
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Dream, I believe "can I do you now sir?" was a catchphrase of Tommy Handley in ITMA.
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Slim
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168 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 8:42am  
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On 10th Sep 2018 6:50pm, Annewiggy said: It was in the Goon Show, Tricia, but it was Peter Sellers as Bluebottle who said “You dirty rotten swine, you deaded me!”
Anne, correct. Peter Sellers said, on Parkinson, that he went for his first interview, and whilst waiting, an earlier candidate came out of the office, very pleased that he had got the job - or so he thought, erroneously. Sellers said that he quickly realised the man was not the full shilling, and his suspicion was confirmed when the man announced to all the prospective candidates "Eh heff jufft been interviewed, and the interviewer thinkth ayme a genius!". Being a human tape recorder, Sellers thought I can use that silly voice, so Bluebottle was born. Personally, I couldn't stand the Goons, and even in the junior school thought it was a load of puerile nonsense, made worse by supposedly grown men acting stupidly. One of my classmates thought they were hilarious.
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Slim
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169 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 8:57am  
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On 10th Sep 2018 6:50pm, Annewiggy said: Every few Sundays we visited our ex lodgers in Tile Hill in the 1950’s, we always had to listen to the radio, Forces Favourites, Sing Something Simple...
I used to hate having to listen to Sing Something Simple every Sunday evening. It meant we were soon to have tea, which was always salad. I wanted a proper hot meal. But we was poor... Anyway, the Cliff Adams theme song: its droning dirge-like chromatic scale filled me with a feeling of despair - it meant I'd got to have a bath, go to bed early, then endure another week of school starting the following morning. It signalled the end of the weekend. Mum always said that "schooldays are the happiest days of your life". I never believed her then, and still disagree.
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Kaga simpson
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170 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 9:09am  
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Oh my God! Down in the meadow in a little bitty pool and so on and they swam and they swam all over the dam - before the war, and we had lots of little bitty things - another old saying I haven't heard for such awhile. A 1932 classroom singing twice one are two twice two are four froggy would a woo'ing go kim-a-nary ki-row twice three are six twice four are eight whether his mother would let him or no kim-a-nary-ki-row.
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walrus
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171 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 10:02am  
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Like Slim, I thought The Goon Show was utter nonsense and when one or two of the lads at Caludon would quote some of the dialogue I simply couldn't get it. I listen to the shows now on BBC Radio 4 extra and have a completely different opinion. Admittedly some scripts are hit and miss but when Spike Milligan was on form it is easy to understand that he was regarded by some as a comedic genius. The musicianship of Ray Ellington and his band was also superb even though I'm not a jazz fan.
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covgirl
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172 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 10:17am  
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Hi all My earliest radio memories are of Listen with Mother in the afternoon, and my father listening to football and cricket matches, singing along to Sing Something Simple - tv shows like Watch with Mother (teddy dancing in Andy Pandy was always a favourite) later it was the Lone Ranger and Robin Hood we watched as long as homework was done. As a family we watched The Billy Cotton Band Show and Black and White Minstrel Show, Sunday Night at the London Palladium, and of course The Morecambe and Wise Show. My father watched sport most Saturday afternoons, football, cricket and wrestling were his favourites. Mum loved Songs of Praise, especially with Harry Secombe singing - so many memories revived with this topic. Thank you.
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Slim
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173 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 10:50am  
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On 11th Sep 2018 9:09am, Kaga simpson said: froggy would a woo'ing go
I have a very old book of children's songs, some of them hundreds of years old. It has the words and the dots. I remember the title being something like A frog he would a-wooing go. And the refrain was something like "Hey ho says Anthony Rowley". I remember my father singing it occasionally. Must dig out the book and check.
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Slim
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174 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 11:20am  
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On 11th Sep 2018 10:17am, covgirl said: Hi all My earliest radio memories are of Listen with Mother in the afternoon, and my father listening to football and cricket matches, singing along to Sing Something Simple - tv shows like Watch with Mother (teddy dancing in Andy Pandy was always a favourite) later it was the Lone Ranger and Robin Hood we watched as long as homework was done. As a family we watched The Billy Cotton Band Show and Black and White Minstrel Show, Sunday Night at the London Palladium, and of course The Morecambe and Wise Show. My father watched sport most Saturday afternoons, football, cricket and wrestling were his favourites. Mum loved Songs of Praise, especially with Harry Secombe singing - so many memories revived with this topic. Thank you.
Early monochrome TV had Bill and Ben and Andy Pandy. In addition to the Lone Ranger and Robin Hood there was the Range Rider, and Roger Moore in Ivanhoe, although I was too young to understand what the latter was all about. At school we had Music and Movement on the radio, and I remember we had to lie on our backs and pedal an imaginary bicycle.
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Kaga simpson
Peacehaven, East Sussex
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175 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 3:23pm  
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covgirl, if I remember correctly Billy Cotton had been on the radio years before the people you mention, he was a long time great.
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Annewiggy
Tamworth
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176 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 4:36pm  
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Another of the programmes we used to listen to was Jo 'Mr Piano' Henderson. When I was a bit older than my other post the couple we used to go and see (they were our lodgers until the early 1950’s until they managed to get a maisonette in Tile Hill - we always called them Auntie Eileen and Uncle Jim as everyone was Auntie and Uncle then) worked at the Standard. Jo 'Mr Piano' Henderson came to do one of his shows there and they could not use their tickets so they gave me one. I went to the show which was broadcast from the factory but I was at work by then and was too embarrassed to tell anyone I had been. 😡
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PhilipInCoventry
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177 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 5:26pm  
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On 11th Sep 2018 3:23pm, Kaga simpson said: covgirl, if I remember correctly Billy Cotton had been on the radio years before the people you mention, he was a long time great.
Wakey wakey!
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PhilipInCoventry
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178 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 5:29pm  
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On 11th Sep 2018 4:36pm, Annewiggy said: Another of the programmes we used to listen to was Jo 'Mr Piano' Henderson. When I was a bit older than my other post the couple we used to go and see (they were our lodgers until the early 1950’s until they managed to get a maisonette in Tile Hill - we always called them Auntie Eileen and Uncle Jim as everyone was Auntie and Uncle then) worked at the Standard. Jo 'Mr Piano' Henderson came to do one of his shows there and they could not use their tickets so they gave me one. I went to the show which was broadcast from the factory but I was at work by then and was too embarrassed to tell anyone I had been. 😡
Joe 'Mr Piano' Henderson.
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PhilipInCoventry
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179 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 5:33pm  
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Hi all Wave My piano lessons. As silly as it might sound, this was such clever stuff. I couldn't do it & I have yet to hear anyone else that can. Les got the wrong notes in the right places. Oh my
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Greg
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180 of 195  Tue 11th Sep 2018 9:27pm  
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Eric Morecambe did a similar thing in a sketch with Andre Previn the orchestra conductor. He said that he was playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order.
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