Jings!  Have ye seen the new Broons book? It’s awfy!
 
By Ross Welford
18 Dec 2017
 

Jings! Have ye seen the new Broons book? It’s awfy!


Quick note: UK readers north of Tyne will know what a “Broons” book is.  They’ll probably also be familiar with “Oor Wullie”.  Both are comic strips that have been running since 1936 in the  Scottish weekly newspaper, The Sunday Post, and republished in annual compilations. The latest one, though, is truly shocking. When I was a boy, […]

Keith Chegwin & some of his “best” jokes
 
By Ross Welford
11 Dec 2017
 

Keith Chegwin & some of his “best” jokes


I cannot claim to have known Keith Chegwin very well, but I worked with him quite a few times during my days in TV.  I reconnected with him more recently through Twitter. Yet, when asked “who was the nicest presenter you ever worked with?” my answer was, invariably, “Cheggers”.  I was sad to learn of […]

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