Continuining (now and again) with my thoughts about television from many moons a go, whilst trying to stick with an allotment/smallholding theme. Today I would like to talk about 'I Didn't Know You Cared'. The late , great, Peter Tinniswood (born in Liverpool, grew up in Sale) penned this classic 1980 northern sit com. Uncle Mort was played by the sadly, late Robin Bailey.
Uncle Mort was the head of a downbeat northern family who only seemed happy unless they where unhappy. Uncle Mort used to rent a vegetable allotment and he even had his own 'Lancashire and Yorkshire' railway carriage for a shed complete with its own flagpole. Probably the most memorable catchphrase came from Uncle Stavely, who used to carry his best friends ashes around with him in a cardboard box was:
"I heard that! Pardon."