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Jan172017

Blog 94

Happy new year everybody!  Great news! Sandwich bar has been nominated for best entertainment radio show in the British Comedy Awards so if you feel like voting for me please do.  I’d like an award, I didn't use to like them but I do now, I haven't won one for years and anything would do.

https://www.comedy.co.uk/awards/2016/

Blog 94a

Somebody asked about an old column I wrote concerning railway station trollies.  I do remember it vaguely, I think it was prompted by me finding a luggage trolley from the Gare Du Nord in Paris at the top of my street.  I'd be happy to make it available but unfortunately though I do still have all my old columns on my computer they were written in such an ancient version of apple works that I can no longer open them.   I am convinced though that they contain tons of brilliant material that I could use again if only I was able to access these files.

 

Blog 94b

Good news!  Our code breakers have found a way to unlock all those old files with my ancient columns in them and there is definitely some good, if out of date material in there, so expect the second series of Sandwich Bar to contain a lot of jokes about Roy Hattersley and The Rover 800.

 

Blog 94c

Bad news!  The columns I had decoded were all from 1996 and I had mined them comprehensively for material when I did my TV show merrygoround so no good stuff there.  And I still haven't found that column about trollies but the search goes on.

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Reader Comments (5)

As a old reader I wonder if any record of an article you wrote in one the dailies about railway trollies moving about the country still exists. If so I would love to be remin ded of it'

January 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterIan Easton

If you vote for Sandwich Bar in the Radio Entertainment category, you then have a chance to vote for it as Comedy Show of the Year.
Done and done.
Best of luck, Alexei.

January 19, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRussell Jones

Well that was a real rollercoaster.

February 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRussell Jones

Well, I would vote if I could navigate from the 2016 results page to the 2017 voting page but I appear to be too thick & confused... Is there an easier way?

February 16, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnthony Miller

I connect with very few people but as you mentioned my car, a 2006 Kia Magentis, in your Imaginary Sandwich Bar, I feel compelled to vote for the show now that I feel we understand each other so well. I've also bought tickets to see you in Edinburgh and will drive my Magentis to the show as a way of showing my appreciation for your lifetime's work. Thank you.

July 25, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterIan Jamieson

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