What are we going to do with Uncle Arthur
With Uncle Arthur
Coz e's a tarter!!
It was actually the closing theme for the original TV series as I remember. Then fast forward, the late Benny Green got cajoled into playing the song on his long running Radio 2 show on a Sunday afternoon for a charitable donation! Mr.Green never hid his dislike of rock and roll music. But that did not stop him playing the theme song from the sequel to 'The Prisoner Of Zenda' one day. Return To Zenda!!
Good King Wenceslas looked out, we still keeps on recordin'
Yes said Bates, You look out too it's seldom I've heard more din!
So I'm not sure of the origins of the song, northern or southern English, but definitely rural in any case.
Might play The Carol Singers in the bookshop in December and see what sort of reception it gets. They seemed to like Charlie Parker and Chet Baker last week.
I bagged myself a copy of Cliff Richard's Summer Holiday, not half as good as his rare Birmingham film 'Take Me High', wot I purchased on Ebay years ago for a few quid.
I have on DVD The Young Ones as well, would be interested in some of his other films too. George Cole, who starred as a Birmingham Labour councillor in 'Take me High' (and whom Cliff works his magic upon through settling his wars with his Tory rival, whom I think was played by Leo McKern) is on the One show tonight.
I can't power walk, my middle aged spread is spreading. But at least I can watch the full version of Waterloo Bridge on Youtube now as I only have the second half:
And Paul Gadd is Number One....hmmm. Way before he got found out for possession of a stash of James Last albums, shall we say??
I was a secret Stylistics fan though. I would never admit to it at school and my mother didn't like them (probably due to the colours of their skins, see avatar) but when I first heard their stuff in stereo on our old radiogram it was like nowt I'd ever heard before. It made me feel brand new. That was, until my mother switched it over to Radio 2 (on long wave at the time) making a vile racist comment as she did so.
My first ever memory was going to see a bloke with a red cloak and white beard at Lewis's department store in Brum in December 1973 (as a 3 yr old), which is when that clip dates from. Always had Noel's show on in the morning till I broke the transistor radio. Now Lewis's is empty apart from a pub chain on the ground floor and Noel's an egomaniac.
The show, well that has lost its 'Pebble Mill At' and suffixed by the word 'Show'. Oh, and it's moved south. Hardly any British broadcasting is produced here these days, all we really have is The Archers and it'll only be a matter of time before that goes to Bristol.
Its theme tune was, in common with those of Emmerdale Farm and Neighbours, composed by Tony Hatch. Mr.Hatch is well known for not taking criticism of his work well, as he is rich enough to file lawsuits against anybody who even dares to call him a 'wally' but I think the theme tune from Crossroads is one of his best works. It was even covered by Paul McCartney and Wings!!
For me it was Adam Chance, suave, good looking, suited and slightly underhand. And a romeo. Everyone says Benny but I disagree. There was a young boy in it who was a bit of a tearaway whom was played by Gian Sammarco (Adrian Mole) along with loads of old Eh Brian Its a Whopper actors.Gill the Piano wrote:Oi luvved Oimy Terrrrrrrrrrtil.
If ITV did decide to resurrect it YET AGAIN it would have to be based in Manchester and the Brummie accents would be replaced by Corrie ones. Meaning the magic would be non-existent.