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Thread #6740   Message #3107684
Posted By: Richard Mellish
05-Mar-11 - 04:21 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Close the Coalhouse Door (Alex Glasgow)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Close the Coalhouse Door (Alex Glasgow)
GUEST,docmolo said
"I saw the original BBC play and it shook me to the core."

I don't know when it could have been seen.

I heard most of it as a radio play, early in 1972. I missed the beginning, so I wasn't sure at first quite what I was listening to. Also on that very day my parents were helping me pack up to move house, so I was more than somewhat occupied. If I had known in advance not only that it was going to be on but how good it was, I might have taped it. Just one of the many missed opportunities that life is full of.

The bit that stuck most in my mind was not one of the serious themes but the repeated trotting out of a list of names, near the end of which came (I think) Mickey Mouse and (certainly) Pluto, a name which sounds wonderful in a Geordie accent.