Reminiscing approximately his lengthy existence and profession on the BBC, Brian talks approximately some of the varied events and programmes with which he was once concerned. He additionally indulges in his famous love of (rather undesirable) jokes and puns.
In this revised version of An night with Johnners, which includes formerly unreleased fabric, the sheer heat of Brian's character comes throughout to the listener, and it truly is almost very unlikely to not suppose at one with the contributors of the hugely appreciative theatre audience.
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I don’t understand what your flavor is in that course? ’ Richard [laughs]: ‘I don’t be aware of …! ’ Brian: ‘Right, Richard, now we need a section of tune from you. I don’t recognize what your style is in that path? ’ Richard [splutters]: ‘Erm …’ Brian [now he’s bought the giggles too]: ‘Don’t examine me! ’ Richard and Brian are either helpless with laughter. Brian [starting again]: ‘Right, Richard, now we need a section of song from you. What’s your style in that path? ’ Richard: ‘I would prefer … [laughs] … am i able to have … [more laughter] … am i able to … [high-pitched giggles] … am i able to have “Golden Years” … [hysterical laughter] … am i able to have “Golden Years” or something through David Bowie. ’ good, there you're. He acquired it out after all. and that's the finish of the 1st part. within the moment part, if i could, i want to speak about a video game known as cricket. I’m going to refresh myself and that i recommend you do too. See you back in approximately twenty mins. thanks greatly. period whereas the theatre viewers enjoys a short drink within the bar, now we have the opportunity for a short interlude with the try out fit particular group. right here, as mentioned completely in inner most Eye, is a part of the radio observation from the mythical try out fit among England and Australia at Headingley in 1981: Henry Blofeld: ‘And we welcome listeners to the realm provider with the scoop that the BBC is ready to shut it down. in the meantime the following at Headingley the location is that the Australians want basically seventy runs to win with 9 wickets left. actually a hopeless job for England, Trevor? ’ Trevor Bailey: ‘Oh definite, there’s totally no manner that England can win this video game now. It’s a foregone end. Australia have gotten it within the bag. ’ Fred Trueman: ‘I’ll go together with t’that, Trevor – and what’s extra, I’ve by no means visible a worse functionality by means of an England crew in the entire years I’ve been linked to the sport of cricket, and that’s asserting anything. Wouldn’t you compromise, Brian? ’ Brian Johnston: ‘Yes, it’s a really unhappy finish to a really disappointing online game. in general, through the lunch period I bumped into Charlie Badcock, who was once over right here with invoice Woodfull’s group in 1934, and previous Badders agreed that it used to be the main disappointing video game of cricket he’d ever visible. [Sound of loud clapping from crowd] On a lighter notice, I’d similar to to thank a listener in Pershore, Mrs Elsie Salamander – it's “Salamander”, isn’t it Fred? I can’t make it out. ’ Trueman: ‘Looks like “Sellotape” to me. ’ Johnners: ‘That will be a humorous identify for somebody [laughter]. yet besides, we’d all prefer to thank the nice woman in Pershore for sending us a pattern of a few rather first-class shortcake which she’s baked for the Royal marriage ceremony and she’s been sort adequate to ship us a tin of it. ’ [More loud applause from the gang] Bailey: ‘I performed for the Inscrutables as soon as at Pershore. attractive little city. ’ [More loud applause from crowd] Johnners: ‘My spouse and that i drove via Pershore as soon as so as to Malvern. i used to be conversing on the collage Speech Day.