A friend pointed out the other day that in all of the dictionaries for Cockney rhyming slang on the internet they all state that an email is an "Alexei Sayle". For example "I'll Alexei Sayle you later."
Then they pointed out in the explanation it said. "Alexei Sayle used to be a comedian in the UK."
So swings and roundabouts really.
Yes he was a lovely man and you're right all the Alf bits are Graham and Arthur apart from that bit at the end of the show where we're improvising (it went on for ages but in the end we only used a tiny portion) and I say about how "dollies are pure..."
He was also briefly in Merry Go Round.
News at Ten did call yesterday but that was the only one and nobody called me about Cilla at all.