”Is there any way of getting these old age pensioners to PLAY?” Really, if we’d been involved in these live broadcasts, we’d have kept cocking things up on purpose, solely for the benefit of people from the future putting things on YouTube. Whatever that turned out to be.
Meanwhile, from the infamous Good King Memorex BBC VT Christmas tape, here’s some footage of Stewart Morris getting only mildly miffed with a take of The Wengelbert Humptyback Show.
Sadly, that seems to be it on YouTube for shouty Stewart Morris moments. Unless anyone knows differently, of course. While it wouldn’t be too surprising if there aren’t that many recordings that survive of gallery chatter from 1970s/80s light entertainment shows (or indeed, recordings of the actual shows themselves) that are still in public circulation, we do really hope there are more out there.
For now though, we’ll do what we can to increase the amount of Stewart Morris clippage on YouTube. Here, from 2003’s Pegg-narrated “What Was The Week We Watched”, is the tale of Stewart Morris deciding to… well, “slightly mislead” a certain internationally acclaimed diva.
Apologies for aspect-ratio wrongness. It was recorded onto a steam-powered DVD recorder back in 2003, and we’re too technologically challenged (and lazy) to do much about putting it in 16:9.
Coincidentally, that same episode of TWTWWW did include a look back at Eurovision 1977, but only includes a short exchange with Stewart Morris, and doesn’t even mention the talkback track, so it wasn’t worth putting online. Unless you all really want to find out that Angela Rippon is so tremendously polite, she meekly mimes the word ‘bloody’ when quoting an angry lighting technician.