Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Count Your Blethyns

Whilst performing my ablutions in the East Wing ensuite this morning, I happened to tune to Radio 4 on the built-in B&O system.

Imagine my surprise to hear the dulcet tones of the 2nd Greatest Ramsgatonian (after me, of course), actress Brenda Blethyn, coming through the speakers as I scrubbed the old broccoli. Although I have to admit at first I mistook her for dear old Wendy Richard.

Our Bren was holding forth on Midweek with Libby Purves. Ramsgate got plenty of mentions, as of course did Bren's new autobiography. It was, however, a trifle harsh of Libby P to opine, when Hunter Davies spoke of wearing clogs during his childhood up north: "Brenda, you probably used to dream of wearing clogs in Ramsgate."

6 comments:

Nethercourt said...

Ehhh lad.... we wuz lucky to 'av a couple o' old chip papers fer boots in them days.....

Eastcliff Richard said...

As a matter of fact, I did see a fellow getting along with Tesco bags for shoes the other day.

Dane Valley Ted said...

Who the f**k is Brenda Blethyn?
What has she been in?
I have never heard of her nor has my wife,my mother or any of my multitude of friends/

Eastcliff Richard said...

Yes well, er, I must say I'm struggling a bit myself, Ted. She was Jane Horrocks's mum in Little Voice, and, um, the voice of Mama Heffalump in Pooh's Heffalump movie, if that helps.

sfdretywu said...

Oh do come along D.V. Ted, she played the lead role in that wonderful movie about a recently widowed lady who took to growing canabis, Saving Grace. Her co-stars included Martin Clunes and Bill Bailly. And as for herself, though she may be advancing in years, I'd give her a humpability rating of about 11/10.

Eastcliff Richard said...

P-lease, RSR, she's 60! Mind you, if you really are into gerontophilia, her mum still lives in Ramsgate.