Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Christmas Pooters!


We here at World Of Poot would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and New Year.
This will probably be the last post of 2010 so..... See you in 2011!

Christmas WOP: Christmas Ghost Story!

Ah yes, the Christmas woppery continues tonight with this special ghost story read and presented by Neville Cheestring. 'The Orphanage'' is a spooky tale adapted from the novel ''Nectarine Theft'' by E Baigum.

Nothing like a bit of fear to get you in the Christmas mood!

And this is nothing like one.


Happy Christmas Pooters!


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Christmas WOP: Holding Out For A Neville

Well.....Christmas wouldn't be Christmas unless our Nev' has covered an eighties classic would it? It seems his recent musical success (relatively speaking) with Dizzee Donut and his Christmas single has left him wanting more. He decided to do a cover of Bonnie Tyler's ''Holding Out For A Hero''

We tried to point out that this is a song probably best sung from a females perspective given the lyrics and that, but he just chuckled ''I like it and that's all that matters really. I did this to honour the unsung heroes that need the recognition they sorely deserve. With my head on them because I look better.''

Right then - enjoy!

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''Holding Out For A Hero''
Written by Dean Steinman and Dean Pitchford.
CBS Music 1984.

Christmas WOP: Ghostcatcher Bloopers!

So we welcome Eric Kiaora's spectacular return to WOP, but things didn't go strictly to plan on the set of the filming of this year's Christmas Special!

Swig back your egg nog (but try not to spill any down the front of your new wolly jumper) and guffaw at the hilarity and stupidity of it all......




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Christmas WOP: Ghostcatcher Christmas Special

Ghursts!!!!!

Yes - he's back! After a very long absence, Eric Kiaora returns to our screens for this extra special Christmas erm...special.
So what has Eric been up to in 2010?
Eric told us ''I've been mostly involved in graffiti removal with my brother Brian who runs his own sanitation business. It's money innit?''

So the recession has been felt all over. But does Eric think there is a recession in the afterlife?
''No idea, but there is a huge shortfall of mortality!'' He giggled.

Thanks Eric, we were hoping for something wittier.

Never mind - enjoy this spooky special!


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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Christmas WOP: Neville's World

Our Neville is getting quite excited about Christmas - he has something quite 'good' in store for us on Christmas Eve, but while we anticipate that - here's a seasonal one off.... 'Neville's World'.

In this, he looks at some of the strange oddities and weirdness found in the world!

Or more to the point - his world.

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Christmas WOP: Carnivale Oyster

More digging into the archives this week Pooters! We have unearthed a very old reel of film dating from 1919, with footage of the Whitstable Oyster Festival!

No Kevin Ketley of course - but delight in this vintage bit of film.

Pay particular attention to the comic antics of the ice cream seller on his bike! They really don't make them like this anymore.

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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Christmas WOP: Grim Up North

Well it's been quite a week or so here at WOP Archives, we've unearthed some vintage recordings with 'At Home With Neville' and now we've come across this classic tv soap opera from the 1960's; 'Grim Up North'.

This was considered quite ground breaking in it's day for its depiction of harsh northern stereotypes. So let's travel back in time a bit and soak up the smoke filled snugs of the pubs and the corner shop gossiping as we take a look at this classic episode.

Look out for a cameo appearance from Artbear!



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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas WOP: Q & A With N.C. and Dizzee Donut

We caught up with N.C (Neville Cheestring) and Dizzee Donut (real name unknown) after their recent chart success with their hit single 'WOP Groovez'. They were preparing for a T- Shirt signing in Oxford Street (Lipchester).

Our reporter posed the questions to the duo.....

Q: How did you get on when recording 'WOP Groovez'?

DD: Well it went fine but N.C's obsession with da studio toilet rolls made things well sad ya' know. That said, for a sad stylee - he did okay...considering this sort of sound isn't really his bag. What tunez are? Best not to lose da shut eye over dat innit.
N.C:
Donut is right, I'm not really into this kind of music, or any really - but I thought this would be a good way to reach out to the youth. I like to reach out and touch 'em, you see.

Q: Neville, would you consider going to America for inspiration for the next single?

N.C: Is there going to be a follow up single then? Seriously, I don't know. We did okay with this one, I don't think we should push our luck. As my father said to me once ''Quit while you're alive, son'. I couldn't consider going abroad though - all that foreign food plays merry havoc with the you know what.
DD: I don't fink you'd go down too fly in da hood Nev!


Q: Dizzee, would you like to do another single with Neville?

DD: No. The guy is whack, man.

Q: What words of advice do you have for budding musicians out there who would like to be where you are?

N.C: Well, I think you should always eat your greens and wear a sensible pullover. Anything else is a bonus.
DD: You gotta reach into your soul and get da inspiration from your innermost feelings and emotions, then pour them out in your soundz. I grew up in the ghetto in Skitwick Ferrers, and I had to grow up fast. If you didn't have a gun or knife when you were 6, you'd be dead. I opted for a knife and I got shot. Retrospect is a gift. Bo!

Q: Finally boys, what are you working on now?
N.C: I am preparing my Christmas Story soon to be shown here on WOP, I'm getting quite tea towel set about it. I won't spoil anything but needless to say it'll be a story about Christmas.
DD: I am signing on next week. Whack....

Thanks boys - good luck to you both!

Christmas WOP: At Home With Neville - Again!

Following on from our recent discovery of a vintage recording of 'At Home With Neville', we have unearthed another episode! This is somewhat more amazing, as this slice of life with Neville called 'A Date With Disappointment' stars our other WOP regulars, Art Bear and Kevin Ketley. Incredible...!
They all have aged so well, especially Bear it has to said.

In this one Neville agrees to meet Art Bear and Kevin in the pub, he seems estranged in these surroundings as he has only been in the pub once for some peanuts and a Babycham years ago! Events unfold as he meets Anna, a young girl from Latvia....... What will happen?

Tune in and see!

Are these the only two survivng episodes of the series? Who knows.....*

*Possibly, yes.



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Christmas WOP: More Wrong Signs...

While I was travelling on the omnibus today, I happened to spot this rather bizarre example of wrong signage. Who to sack? The sign writer/ company who supplied this erroneous banner, or the business owners for not noticing it??!

Either way - this is another one to add to the pile.

Apologies for the quality of the image (as well as the spelling on the sign) the bus was just moving off and I only had my WOP 45t7 SLR camera on me. Incidentally there are plenty of these left in the warehouse - so if you're looking for a cheap stocking filler ;)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas WOP: At Home With Neville!

It seems there is even more to our Nev than meets the bad eye - he starred in his very own radio series on WOP RADIO* back in 1959 ( I know that would make him older than he is - but try not to think about it too much, just go with it) called 'At Home With Neville'.

With characters like Mrs Thompson played by Patty EggGrinder and the vicar played by Edwin Frumps (uncredited because he physically assaulted the studio goldfish), we get a glimpse of 1950's suburban life with our Nev.
This was the series which gave rise to some of his famous catchphrases like 'It's bitter out!' and 'I've cut his leg off!'

In many ways this was a groundbreaking programme. Not our words - but Neville's.

We managed to track down this vintage episode called 'A Snowy Day' first aired December 2 1959, exactly 51 years ago!!

Doesn't he hide his age well? Really well actually.

Anyway, as I said, don't dwell - simply enjoy this classic radio gem!

*WOP RADIO became defunct in 1977 and was then merged with POOTSOUND.


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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Christmas WOP: Dizzee Donut & N.C!

Well..... it seems that our Nev' has gone all 'street' lately and has teamed up with his Stateside pen pal to come up with this erm, 'homage' to World Of Poot.
So introducing WOP newbie - Dizzee Donut with the vocal assistance of Neville...er.....N.C., with their single ''WOP GROOVEZ''

Go for it boys!


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Monday, November 29, 2010

Christmas WOP: WOP AID - Bloopers And That.

After the successful launch of the first WOP AID, we decided to show you the stuff you're not meant to see. You know, the deleted scenes (some of which might have worked out better if left in) and bloopers and the like.....

Stay tuned for forthcoming seasonal specials...plus the return of an old favourite!
However, it seems we won't have any input from Kevin Ketley for a while - he is enjoying a sabbatical in Frinklehampton indexing his collection of sporting mishaps and memories videos!


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Saturday, November 27, 2010

Christmas WOP: WOP AID 2010

Christmas is a time for fun, drinking your head off and over eating for sure - but also it's a time to think about those that are less fortunate...those that for Christmas, it's just another day of suffering.

That said, don't let it get you down too much. You have to enjoy it don't you?

Neville Cheestring decided to help children that can't afford simple things in life - by that he means trainers and decent shoes.
Yes, more and more children are living without any fashionable clogs, and Neville has decided to step in (pardon the pun).

Neville says ''I couldn't just sit there seeing all these children going about with naff trainers - I had to look away. But then I thought no! I will do something....!''

So WOP AID is born!

Here he is with the first appeal - please give generously or not at all - it doesn't matter for that matter.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Artbear's Christmas Special 2010!

He's back! The furry artist returns for our viewing pleasure after a brief spell away (at Her Majesty's Pleasure) with this seasonal special. His off - screen assistant Simon is back too with the trademark shaky camera...
In this episode, the Bear tries to get a group of amateurs designing some Christmas Cards with odd results.

Special thanks to Felicity Thornbush for her vocal skills in the announcement!

Warning: This video may offend those with a sensitive disposition.

For everyone else - enjoy!




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Christmas WOP: Nev's World Of Plastic

Our very own toothed buffoon heard that there was a Plastic Exhibition at the community centre in Riddingspoon Vale, so armed with a WOP Starter Camera and a fork - he went along to see what they had to show....



Nev was so impressed with the wealth of plastic tat on display, he noted in particular two of the exhibits.



''Look at this beauty! Plastic Man!!!! The ultimate superhero - imagine having the powers to bend yourself into the shape of a chair or something. She's in great condition, such a lovely cover. I'd love to get my hands on her and bend the pages tee hee!''




''I am not sure what these are, they look like some kind of rain hat. Perhaps an item of head wear for canaries in wet weather? It doesn't matter - they look nice and practical too!''

Nev is now getting quite tea towel set about an exhibition of eggcups coming in the New Year.

''You could say I am quite egg - happy about it. Excited. Egg - cited. Doesn't matter.''

Christmas WOP: WOP SHOP TOP TAT!

As everyone braces themselves for the run up to Christmas and especially the shopping, we here at the WOP SHOP have put together some amazing deals for those looking for that 'special' gift for someone.

We think we've outdone ourselves this season! Just look at these terrific offers!!!!!




Cat No: 345ty Hi Fi Recordagram. Only £999, includes a plug and a copy of 'Babbington Sings Bawdy Songs' to get you up and running!






Cat No: 4ft677g. Video Cassette - o -gram. This state of the art machine simply fits under your television set (jack and hoists not supplied). Comes with a video of 'Nev's Workout Wonders'. Only £899.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Christmas WOP: Neville Noel

Well........he's at it yet again! Now he's started, there's no stopping him although we've tried.

With the help of the unsuspecting bearded ladies of the Church Choir of St Dairylea On The Mold, our Nev has produced this - his Christmas single (emphasis on the word single.....) Every copy that's sold, Neville promises 2p will go to charity, which this year is the NPHSE (National Protection of Heritage Steam Engines)

So drink your egg nog, unwrap your chestnut and sit back 'Val Doonican' style and enjoy ''Neville Noel''.

How will Neville top this??! Quite probably - he won't. It doesn't matter.....

It's Christmas!!!!! *


*almost


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Christmas WOP: Banking With A Smile

Well pooters - our roaving reporters once again spotted this gem in a Kent town centre recently....now this bank gets my money!

Yes.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Christmas WOP: A Christmas Carol

Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Finally, the WOP production team are back! We promised you something big..well....this IS big. Epic one might say. Grandiose even.

To celebrate the return of WOP and I suppose Christmas should get a mention too - WOP proudly present 'A Christmas Carol' starring our very own Neville Cheestring as Ebeneezer Cheestring and narrated by Kevin Ketley.

Pooters, it doesn't get any bigger or better than this - and for that, we're sorry.

So let us rejoice in the return of WOP and Nev, and kick start the countdown to Christmas.

Crank the play button, let it stream a little and enjoy :)



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Sunday, April 25, 2010

Dreadful Behaviour!

We here at WOP humbly apologise, there hasn't been any posts since February! What can we say? 'Bananas'. Oh and 'hampton'.
In other words, we have been rather busy with....ahem...real life commitments. But rest assured, normal business will be resolved very soon.....

I heard that Nev is planning something but he isn't letting on. He simply said ''It's going to be...something''.

As for the rest of the posse? Well, I'm afraid disarray has set in! Kevin Ketley was sent off to Malaga to report on the Tortilla Flinging Championships but has not checked in. Des Silverfish is looking at opening a used car lot in Bending, and even the other half of the WOP squad Babbington has announced that he would like to join the Mongolian Circus and their travelling fragrant monkeys.

So it's up to Nev to hold things together with his string vest!

Oh dear....


New posts coming soon Pooters (hopefully!)

Monday, February 8, 2010

WOP TV - the year ahead.....!

The fantastic world of WOP TV has everything you want - quality dramas, comedies and in-depth probing documentaries.
As well as all too familiar faces - we get a sneak peek at a new WOP character - Des Silverfish - the face of WOP-up TV, the shopping channel!

Here are a few choice highlights of what to expect in this exciting new year.....

Special credits go to Moggymogg for her camera work!


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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Neville's Valentine!


Well, just as we wipe the snow of Christmas of our boots, another Valentine's Day is on the horizon.... Yes, it's that time of the year when love is in the air.

It's nature's way of cushioning the blow of tax returns, stock taking and seeing the poor state of your bank balance after the festive feasts and whatnot.

Neville loves Valentine's Day - it's a time when he can be with his Flossie, providing she lets him near the house of course.

So with the help of our Nev, we've come up with a special poem dedicated to lovers....





'Tis that wonderful time for loving, that moment of shy tenderness,
Nev wants to show his love to Flossie, of trains - he must confess.
But she is his other love, one which the tide will never drown,
He'd like to take her to dinner, at the station buffet at Stourbridge Town.

A pork pie snack and a Wagon Wheel, and maybe more than food,
'A ramble in the country?' Nev suggests, being rude.
Cupid fires his arrows at Flossie's elbow - he's missed by a mile!
But Neville picks up the arrow and carresses it for a while.

'Where will you stick that arrow Nev?' Flossie asked in fear,
Nev stuttered 'I need no magic, Flo - I've got you deep in here...'
He pointed to his chest, showing where dwells his heart,
But he forgot that he was holding Cupid's enchanted dart.

So off to hospital they hurriedly went, upon which Nev lost a lot of blood,
Ruined was his favourite anorak - the one with the detachable hood,
But a happy ending was to be, with Flossie by his bedside,
He heard a Class 270 pass, with joy he almost cried.


Happy Valentine's Day Pooters!




Sunday, January 10, 2010

Nev's New Hobby For 2010: Water Hydrant Spotting.




As the title suggests, this is Neville's new craze - water hydrant spotting! He got into it during a countryside ramble over Christmas and decided to document the types of hydrants and locations across the country.



''To be fair, I've only seen these three, but I am on the look out for many more!'' The goof stuttered. ''I want to get a folio together of all the hydrants in the country - I think the black 'h' on the yellow plaque is a wonderful design and it makes me tingle''.

As ever Nev, you know what you're doing.......
I think World Of Poot fans would like to know when your first video for 2010 is going to be!

Nev makes no comment.



Friday, January 8, 2010

First post of 2010!


We here at World Of Poot would like to wish everyone a....

Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!!!!