Thursday, June 23, 2022

Scully by Alan Bleasdale (Arrow Books 1984)


'Yes Mam, alright Mam. I'll go an' tell her now,' he said and got his jacket on and went out.

As soon as he’d gone, I whipped over and had a look at his letter to nobody that he thought he’d hidden in last week's TV Times. It was another in his series of ace letters to Tranmere Rovers. He’s written at least two more to them that I know of.
Dear Sir,
 I was on the King Blessed Vergeins Playing feelds Eastbank last Sunday watching the Football Match Between Astley United And Garston Bakereries in Div. 9 of the Liverpool F.A. Sunday leeges and my Atension was atracted by the centre forward for Astley United. Sir. I tell no lie when I say that in all my many years Watching and referring football off all clases, I have not often enough seen Talint like what this PlaYEr has got. He his scilful, too footed and a gooD header off the ball. He is strong in the takle a gooD dribler and not a CowErd. I found out that is name is Antony James Patrick Scully and that he his twenty years old next birthday and that he lives in 47 Sankey Road, Eastbank, It wooD be a crying shamE if some BIG CLub did not spot him BEFOUR IT HIS TO LATE.
p.s. I am noT Related to this BOy at ALL.
Yours truly.
An Old Age Pensionor.
You might find it funny but after you’ve read as many as I have, it gets a bit boring. I got me felt tip pen out and wrote, IVOR BOLLOCKOFF above where he’d put ‘Old Age Pensionor', and folded the letter up and stuck it back in the envelope.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Shaun of the Dead (2004)


Shelley (1982)


Blogger's Note:
The still is from the "A Drop of the Pink Stuff" (25 February 1982), which was the second episode of the fourth season. Easily the funniest episode of Shelley that I've ever seen. You could just tell that they were all enjoying themselves. James Grout was especially wonderful.