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I think you are right about Taylor and Challen, before our class was due to leave school we were taken around the site, to see if we would be interested in working in Engineering. I also remember the company Fattorini was also based in that working area, if my memory services me right...
Thanks very much for writing those words, did you get chance to look at Hancocks stuff in Australia on youtube?
I totally agree with you about time zones and humour. Ben Elton from the 80s/90s I wonder if he would sound so funny know with his political satire/humour.
There are, I should imagine a large number of people on this site who listened to "Educating Archie". Yes a ventriloquist on the radio and people were actually listening to it, believe it or believe it not. Whether they will admit to it now, god only knows. When this program transfered to tv, I...
"The Few" who are getting fewer.
Shot down German Bomber during The Battle of Britain found...
I believe now that people who listen to radio show's are dwindling year by year and BBC radio 4 is trying to appeal to their audiences by regenerating Hancock (A bit like BBC do with Doctor Who).
Totally agree with your comments, people tastes have moved forward and so has the way events/films/tv is communicated. I dont think todays generation would listen to a ventriloquist on the radio. I also believe the type of comedy that Hancock had produced would not be accepted by todays...
Lloyd & Wam
Thanks for your comments, we are up in the air which way BBC radio 4 will play it. Its a wait and see what actually happens (Ref. Lloyd).
When I was living in Brum, i cant remember the last time anybody mentioned Hancock, may be the BBC radio will play it, in looking for a new...
I dont know how many pilots who fought in The Battle of Britain are still alive, but sadly another one of our heroes has died. His name was Len Davies and he was aged 93. See below the obituary written by his grandson.