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TheLurker

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A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« on: 18 February, 2021, 05:43:40 pm »
... to tell us of the sad news of the death of her clerk Mr. Iain Pattinson.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/feb/17/iain-pattinson-obituary
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Steph

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #1 on: 23 February, 2021, 09:52:40 am »
Thank you for that; a good read with some chuckles. The part about innuendo reminded me of the following from a Mr Kenneth Horne, not of North Wales.

"Reverend Sidney Goosecreature has written to us complaining that he noticed a double entendre in last week's programme. I can assure the good Reverend that if we had spotted such a thing, we would have whipped it out and blue-pencilled it immediately"
Mae angen arnaf i byw, a fe fydda'i

Redlight

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #2 on: 24 February, 2021, 04:37:50 pm »
The news sent me hunting for my copy of his wonderful Lyttleton's Britain, which I last looked at a few years ago. Sadly, Mrs Redlight recently re-arranged the books to suit her own incomprehensible version of the Dewey system. I know it's there somewhere, but it may be some months before I actually find it.  ???
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Jaded

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #3 on: 24 February, 2021, 04:41:33 pm »
What colour is the spine?

That might help if the books are arranged into a 'Zoom' rainbow?
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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #4 on: 24 February, 2021, 07:46:04 pm »
Are you sure Mrs RL didn't drop it off pre-Covid to the free bookshelf at either your local station or mine? I've just found a copy I didn't know I had, and those shelves are the most likely source ... Welcome to borrow it, obviously once I've read it though!

(And blue is the colour of my true love's spine ... At least in hardback.)

Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #5 on: 24 February, 2021, 08:50:20 pm »
Very sad news. He produced more guffaws out of me than I had a right to expect of anybody, having been listening to ISIHAC since it started.
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Redlight

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #6 on: 24 February, 2021, 09:12:14 pm »
Are you sure Mrs RL didn't drop it off pre-Covid to the free bookshelf at either your local station or mine? I've just found a copy I didn't know I had, and those shelves are the most likely source ... Welcome to borrow it, obviously once I've read it though!

(And blue is the colour of my true love's spine ... At least in hardback.)

It's more likely to have found its way into the Age Exchange book sale (...unless, of course, I lent it to you  ;D).

BTW, you should pop along to my street next time you need something to read. We've taken collective ownership of the disused BT phone box and have converted it into a Book Exchange.
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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #7 on: 24 February, 2021, 10:03:46 pm »
How much capacity remains on the shelves?

While, unlike my wife, I do not recognise the concept of too many books, I've been forced to concede that I have (considerably) more than we really have space for ..

Manotea

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #8 on: 13 May, 2021, 10:12:18 pm »
Clue was scripted?!?!?

All my illusions are shatted. 😔

robgul

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #9 on: 14 May, 2021, 08:02:16 am »
Clue was scripted?!?!?

All my illusions are shatted. 😔

Just dwell on memories of Samantha and her extra-curricular activities .  . . and you'll feel better.

Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #10 on: 14 May, 2021, 09:46:54 am »
Does this mean that old copies of ISIHAC will soon hit the airwaves again as obituary?  I must look for my recording machine.

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #11 on: 14 May, 2021, 02:19:36 pm »
Does this mean that old copies of ISIHAC will soon hit the airwaves again as obituary?  I must look for my recording machine.

Seeing as the OP was back in February, I suspexct any on air obituary type broadcast may have already happened.
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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #12 on: 14 May, 2021, 02:24:25 pm »
Does this mean that old copies of ISIHAC will soon hit the airwaves again as obituary?  I must look for my recording machine.

Seeing as the OP was back in February, I suspexct any on air obituary type broadcast may have already happened.

That'll teach me to overlook facts  :-[


Redlight

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #14 on: 14 May, 2021, 03:45:07 pm »
Clue was scripted?!?!?

All my illusions are shatted. 😔

Only the introductory remarks and the links, I think. The cast had notice of some of the games but their contributions were not scripted.
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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #15 on: 14 May, 2021, 05:18:30 pm »
I think Humph's outros. were probably scripted, too.  It was as near a perfect show as we're likely to get, I think.  RIP and thanks.

robgul

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Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #16 on: 14 May, 2021, 05:43:23 pm »
Clue was scripted?!?!?

All my illusions are shatted. 😔

Only the introductory remarks and the links, I think. The cast had notice of some of the games but their contributions were not scripted.

I'm not quite so sure - having been to about 9 or 10 recordings going back to Humph's day they certainly look as if a good deal of the content is scripted, or at least each panellist has copious notes.  The intros and outros from the Chairman were undoubtedly scripted.  But there's nothing wrong with that.

And the laser-display board was a sight to behold.

Re: A letter has flooded in from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales...
« Reply #17 on: 14 May, 2021, 06:10:21 pm »
It was always Samantha with whom I was most smitten at the live shows.
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