Hear hear; and cheers for Mary, Mungo and Midge too... I learned from the Guardian obituary that he once worked with Anne Wood, giving a line of succession to the Teletubbies.http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/jul/24/obituary-john-ryan
Was Seaman Stains an urban legend?There is, however a Siemans complex in Staines. Call em to see how they answer the phone.
Shoey, the Guardian obituary (link above) refers to that particular legend. But the German micro-electronic manufacturing is a new and amusing piece of info for me !
Seaman Stains and Master Bates were rumours spread by Victor Lewis-Smith. He also claimed that when Brigitte Bardot was on Desert Island Discs in the sixties, she asked Roy Plumley for a penis. He couldn't believe his ears, and asked her again "What's your next record?" "A penis," she repeated. "We'll come to your luxury later, dear," he muttered, before realising that what she was asking for was 'Appiness by Ken Dodd. A few years later, I found the same gag in a book of political quotes, attributed to a French ambassador's wife in the eighteenth century.
Love Victor Lewis-Smith. He used to do cut-up versions of the Queen's Christmas speech, but can't find a copy anywhere.
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