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Thread #98541 Message #1955353
Posted By: GUEST,Geoff the Duck
02-Feb-07 - 04:55 AM
Thread Name: Soldier Bible Card Deck Song
Subject: RE: Soldier Bible Card Deck Song
GUEST,Tunesmith - The cricket version of the story was from a radio show called I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again (ISIRTA) which pre dated the Pythons. The team were John Cleese, Graham Garden, Tim Brooke Taylor, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie. In some early episodes, Graham Chapman was one of the writers.
Obviously Cleese went on to Pythons, Oddie, Garden and Brooke Taylor became the Goodies. Jo Kendall became a character actress and David Hatch became controller of BBc Radio 4 and was never heard of again...
The show always ended with "a play". The cricket/deck of cards was at the end of one based on the Great Escape with British POWs (Shouldn't that be Prisoners Of War - P'sOW?) making a break from a German camp. They are eventually found by the Germans in a church and holding a cricket bat....
The rest is Geography...
Geoff the Duck.