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John Shuttleworth’s last will and tasty mint!
February 1, 2017 – 4:21 pm | No Comment
John Shuttleworth’s last will and tasty mint!

Bad news for fans of eccentric, nerdy singer-songwriter John Shuttleworth, the man responsible for such tunes as One Foot In The Gravy and I Can’t Go Back To Savoury: his upcoming tour will probably be …

John Goodrum and Karen Henson: couple who are passionate about theatre
January 2, 2017 – 3:31 pm | No Comment
John Goodrum and Karen Henson: couple who are passionate about theatre

In a modest scout hut off an unostentatious street in Chesterfield, four actors are having an afternoon rehearsal for their latest production. In this location you might expect to see amateur thespians but one of …

Anne Davies and Dominic Heale: the East Midlands Today presenters who enjoy their job immensely
December 17, 2016 – 5:57 pm | No Comment
Anne Davies and Dominic Heale: the East Midlands Today presenters who enjoy their job immensely

They’ve been fixtures in the living rooms of thousands of homes in the East Midlands for 15 years. Anne Davies and Dominic Heale have such a rapport that some people actually think the BBC East …

Hollies’ legend Bobby Elliott keeps on drumming
November 4, 2016 – 3:52 pm | No Comment
Hollies’ legend Bobby Elliott keeps on drumming

Life is good for Bobby Elliott. He’s a member of one of the world’s most famous groups who’ve been making distinctive music for more than 50 years. He plays to huge audiences around the world …

Ken Dodd: a master class in comedy
September 23, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment
Ken Dodd: a master class in comedy

For more than 60 years Ken Dodd has been spreading happiness – “the greatest gift that I possess”, as he sings in his theme song. Now, at the age of 88, the man named as …