Category: 1950-1999

H-h-h-happy Christmas with Tony Hancock, 1958

From the radio version of H-h-Hancock’s Half Hour, it’s the Christmas special from 1958 and also my favourite ever episode – Bill and Father Christmas This year it feels like a tribute too –...

The Art of Drinksmanship, 1975

The 1970s are strangely tainted at the minute, as you don’t need me to tell you. “The past is a foreign country, they do things differently there,” said L. P. Hartley in The Go-Between...

Words of Love, and Love of Words

Words, words, glorious words; Nothing quite like them for polishing turds…. I’ve always loved words, I even used to collect them when I was younger. Interesting words I found I would write down in...

Cheesy Peas, 1996

Oh, the crazy things we ate in the 1990s! Actually, although this is obviously from The Fast Show Book, I did make some cheesy peas while the programme was on and they were pretty...

Freddie Mercury’s Girlfriends, 1976

These are the last bits here that I’m going to post from Radio Luxembourg’s official magazine annual, Fab 208, from 1976. Incidentally, this was a present in about 1996 from my friend Neil, as...