- Thu Aug 10, 2017 10:41 am
Never got on with that. Too forced. When I think about it there are few comedy shows/quizzes I enjoy these days. QI obviously, and... and... well I might like Question of Sport if I enjoyed sport more than just cricket. I wished I could pick up the habit of listening to the R4 quizzes and shows but I never seem to. When we lived in Kelloholm we had a big brown radio but that never made the move from there to Donny in '59. We didn't have another radio but did get a telly. I got a transistor for my 12th birthday, a little blue one, but I hated, still hate, pop music and I wasn't old enough for the Home Service. I didn't know about the Light Service comedies because mum didn't listen to them.
I had an entertainment-deprived childhood. I had to make my own, in the woods and fields, teasing my sister, out with my mates, etc. And reading. I read constantly, anything I could get my hands on at the local library down the road. But radio? No. TV, yes. The Lone Ranger, Batman, etc. Star Trek, oh yes, Star Trek.
Perhaps I should set up a crowd-funding thing to get me a popular culture implant.