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News - Monday 1st May, 2017

Where have you been? But seriously, folks. On this glorious Bank Holiday Monday I’m finally getting a moment or two to once again post a little something. Obviously my Twitter feed gives you the occasional bite-sized notification of what I’m up to and the rare, lengthy Facebook commentary may fill in the gaps, but basically I’ve been wonderfully busy of late, hence the long radio silence here. Still, I hope you managed to catch one or more of my recent television appearances. I continue to pop up regularly on that bastion of vintage entertainment Talking Pictures TV, either chatting with Liz Fraser or Vera Day, or waxing lyrical on everyone from Terry-Thomas to Old Mother Riley. And there’s much more to come on that fabulous channel. I also contributed to the Channel 5 documentaries ‘The Bruce Forsyth Story’ and ‘When Chat Shows Go Horribly Wrong’, as well as helping Barney Harwood with a bare-bones history of comedy on ‘Blue Peter’. Yes, ‘Blue Peter’ And, yes, I did get a badge! Another recent highlight was interviewing Mark Gatiss and Michael Palin at the Grand Opera House, York, for the York Literature festival. Two fine gentlemen, and a joyous, fun-filled day indeed. Later this month I’ll be a guest lecturer on board the Magellan for a special Carry On Cruising excursion to the Medieval Cities of Europe. I’ll be joining Carry On stars Anita Harris, Valerie Leon, Richard O’Callaghan, Jacki Piper and special guest Liz Fraser for lots of laughs and memories. We are embarking from London Tilbury on Sunday, 28th. May, and some cabins are still availability, so check out www.cruiseandmaritime.com for the best offers. All aboard!

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