Alma’s Not Normal.

Alma’s Not Normal.

I have belatedly become a fan of this BBC Two programme (Mondays at 22:00). I am sorry to have missed whatever episodes (certainly the first one) that preceded my debut with Alma two weeks ago, and even then it was ‘accidental’ viewing; I had nodded off, TV on, and...
Tony Hancock: The Test Match.

Tony Hancock: The Test Match.

Today’s episode on BBC Radio 4 Extra, at 8 o’clock, midday and 7 p.m., finds Tony captaining the England cricket team to play Australia, as appointed by the Chairman of the MCC Sid James who of course has his own agenda. Kenneth Williams is an incompetent...
Steptoe and Son.

Steptoe and Son.

A classic episode today on Radio 4 Extra (8 o’clock, midday, 7 p.m.). Men of Letters: a game of Scrabble ensues (dad Albert coming up with X-rated words, son Harold trying to be erudite). Then the vicar (the suave Anthony Sharp) knocks on the door asking for...
Miracles do happen…

Miracles do happen…

… I have just heard a Tony Hancock episode I don’t recall … whatever, another classic, Tony buys a puppy from Sid (James, to the left in photo), trouble grows. Prog repeated at midday & 7 p.m., Radio 4 Extra of course....