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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby numberplease » Sun Dec 06, 2015 4:53 pm

I didn`t know about the divorce, my memories go back to the late 50s and early 60s, I never saw Chic as a solo act, obviously I missed a lot.
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby Govangirl » Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:45 pm

Emdee, you're right, it certainly is of Glaswegian humour and doesn't stereotype Scots any more than Rab C does Govanites!!!!!! And I loved Francie and Josie - especially the pantos! - and later, the Rev I M Jolly. Marian, how sad she died so young, I don't know if she was in High Living as I didn't watch it but I know she must have been in TtHR after 1975. She was a supply teacher at our school and was a great storyteller, wasn't as strict as some of our other teachers and used to get me to do some of the 'voices' in whatever text we were reading; it was folk like her that inspired me to be an English teacher. RIP Mary.

And when I was younger the epitome of Scottish was Dr Finlay's Casebook :D
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby Shona » Tue Dec 08, 2015 12:07 pm

Wirraboot Stanley Baxter? Parliamo Glasgow - genius!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfCk_yNuTGk
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby Govangirl » Tue Dec 08, 2015 6:54 pm

Shona wrote:Wirraboot Stanley Baxter? Parliamo Glasgow - genius!


Ruddy Hell Shona, of course!! Absolute legend!!

Izata marra on yer barra, Clara? – Is that a marrow on your barrow, Clara?

Sanoffy cauld day – It is an awfully cold day

Whirrarerrtreatyeat – Advert for Birds Eye food.

Zarraburdorahairy – Is that a nice young lady or someone less attractive?

Geeza punna burra furrra murra – Give me a pound of butter for my mother

Geeza barra choaclate furra wean – Could I have a bar of chocolate for my child

Plrrt on ra slate I'll pay yez efter – Put it on credit and I'll pay you later

Wan and three weans to Scotstoun – A single and three halfs to Scotstoun

Wan tae the Croass – A single to Charing/Anniesland, etc

Gie's a hon wi the messages – Please help me with my groceries.

Wharlla stick ma wean's buggie? – Where's the space for my child's pushchair?

Awayyego, it's nivir that dear! – It cannot be that expensive, surely?
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby petewick » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:16 pm

numberplease wrote:Chic Murray and Maidie, one of my favourite comedy acts from days gone by.



The Tall Droll and the Wee China Doll.


Remember hearing about a smartmouth English DJ interviewing Chic Murray and trying to make a fool of him.
The big fella just was'nt biting but started to tell the story of the well known Glasgow taxidermist firm called
Hunt, Lunt and...............................................................................Cunningham.........there was a mad
sramble for the shut off button and the show was pulled....... :lol:
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby petewick » Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:19 pm

Govangirl wrote:Thanks Petewick, I do remember Take the High Road because one of my teachers at school was an actress in it. Her name was Mrs Riggans and I think she was called Effie. I know my late mum loved the programme. I've heard they're making a new series of Still Game, now that is great news and very, very Scottish!!!!



I believe she passed away recently.
In fact I saw her the other night in a Sutherlands Law dvd and the original Taggart story called Killer.
Great actress...Her first name was Mary btw....
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby Govangirl » Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:03 pm

Sutherland's Law?????? Never heard of that Petewick.
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby EMDEE » Thu Dec 10, 2015 12:44 am

Series filmed in Oban in the early 1970s about a procurator fiscal played by Iain Cuthbertson:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sM093OrW-Eg
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby petewick » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:10 am

Sutherlands Law ran for three years starting in 1973. Mary
Riggans was in the very first episode playing a married
woman playing away from home.
Read up on her, she died aged 78 in Edinburgh.
Sutherlands Law had half the cast of Take the High Road
and the Wicker Man in it.
Anyone remember Garnock Way?
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby bill » Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:52 pm

Ian Cuthbertson ,a blast frae the past.Usually enjoyed any program he appeared in. That also includes "Budgie", where he played a Glaswegian criminal in London."Budgie" was played by Adam Faith,another blast frae the past.
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby lochend » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:26 pm

Bill,Ian Cuthbertson's portrayal of the Glasgow gangster in London was pure comedy genius.He played Charles Endall of Endall Enterprise.Charlie Endall's minder went under the name of 'Laughing Spam fritter!' " That ladies got class son,something you wouldnae understand" Brilliant.
I remember one of Chic Murray's jokes " I mentioned to the wife that I liked black underwear......... she didn't wash my underpants for a month!!" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby petewick » Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:35 pm

He did a six episode series in 1979 Charles Endell esquire
in which the character returns to Glasgow when
released from prison.
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby Govangirl » Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:37 pm

Okay, that has whetted my appetite. I went onto Amazon and I can buy Series 1 but no other series available; was there only one? Surely not if it ran for three years? And I loved Budgie, that IS a blast from the past
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby EMDEE » Sat Dec 12, 2015 12:55 am

The evocative theme tune of Sutherland's Law was from the concert overture "Land of the Mountain and the Flood" by Scottish composer Hamish MacCunn (1868-1916), a native of Greenock. This overture was premiered in 1887 when he was 19 years of age.

Here it is in full. It is worth a listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-F5dmRV5Bc
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Re: Scottish or not Scottish

Postby Govangirl » Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:03 am

Very nice Emdee, I listened to it all and could (I think) pick out what bits they used for the theme tune.

On another theme:

EMDEE wrote:Series filmed in Oban in the early 1970s about a procurator fiscal played by Iain Cuthbertson:
Eg


To determine if one is 'Scottish or not Scottish' a strong element for me is the dialect words: I recall many decades ago winning a short story competition but being questioned about what a procurator fiscal was before they awarded it (and asked to change it!) My pupils over the years commented more on the words I used than on the way I said them - messages, birl, syboe (not sure of the spelling of this Scottish spring onion), dreich, havering, greeting, etc.
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