Mid 60s TV at Mirfield Revisited – By Frank McGinnis
I watched a BBC music show the other night. The Monkees were featured & it brought back memories of the Saturday early evening shows we were allowed to watch. I’m sure those who were at Mirfield at the time can name all four Monkees (no cheating). I also recall seeing a show, sure it was presented by Bob Monkhouse, compiled of old silent movies (keystone cops etc). I still like that stuff. (Nostalgia’s not what it used to be).
I may be wrong but I think we also endured a comedy show called ‘I love Lucy’. She must have been 102 but pranced around like a 92 year old. Oh….. shivers. The show that really stands out though is the one with a wee crinkly, wrinkly old man who played a schoolboy. Jimmy Clitheroe ? That was totally weird. Like the Krankies on crack. Have I missed any other shows ?
The holy fathers (for our sins) also let us watch Englands first match in the 1966 World cup. Against Uruguay, a boring draw. I don’t remember how that competition panned out. Like everyone else in Scotland I was washing my hair that summer. 🙂 Frank McGinnis