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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