Tuesday, 13 December 2016

"I Was Just Thinking What A Champion Crop Of Onions You Could Grow In That Soil."

Back to my occasional series on some of my favourite writer's, especially from up North.  Today I would like to talk about Peter Tinniswood.  I have half a dozen of his books.  He was born in Liverpool and lived over a dry cleaners in Sale in Cheshire.  He was mad on cricket and wrote many books plays and the brilliant television series: "I Didn't Know You Cared."

It's set in Sheffield and features the Carter family.  Uncle Mort is my hero.  I have featured him on this blog before.  He tends his allotment and has an old railway carriage for his shed.  One day he finds out he's got the big C and blames it on drinking the water at his allotment.  This is my favourite comedy series of all time.
Here's a clip to remind you of Uncle Mort and his gang.  I think Peter Tinniswood was a comic genius.  Thanks to the people who post these clips on You Tube.  They are brilliant!

Why doesn't BBC 4 repeat all these amazing programmes?



11 comments:

  1. Yes I am 53 and feeling it Gwil. Did you watch I Didn't Know You Cared? I love dark sardonic humour. Thanks!

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  2. What 53 !
    Is that all you am only a kiddie put another 20 on the top, then eel know what twinges thee ;-)

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  3. I suppose 53 is young if you are 73 Heron. Do you remember I Didn't Know You Cared?

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  4. I well remember that and the street party I attended at the end of WW2 at the age of 2 yrs

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  5. Gosh. You have seen some changes Heron. Would have loved to have seen Dig For Victory when everywhere was used to grow vegetables. I remember coming to Ireland before the EEC and every farmer grew a field of vegetables and made hay. Back in the sixties and early seventies.

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  6. That particular time of "Dig for Victory" Dave had it's negative side too of aerial bombing raids etc and no one that I ever met appreciated that!

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  7. I would have like to have seen the Land Girls working the lands too. It's hard to comprehend there was two world wars in the Twentieth century.

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