2018 saw us bid farewell to many stars and entertainers in popular culture. Three of which, I had interviewed over the past five years when they had travelled to South Wales to appear in various productions.
Speaking to people like Sir Bruce Forsyth, Rodney Bewes and Keith Chegwin has been as personal and precious to me as obtaining a stars autograph. These people gifted me with some precious time and insights into their lives and careers and I’ll always look back on these interviews with lots of fun and enjoyment.
Sir Bruce Forsyth (1928-2017)
“To me, it was a lovely show business, a period of top ratings and shows like Eric & Ernie and The Duchess of Duke Street all on before The Generation Game and finishing up with Parkinson and Match of The Day,!”
Rodney Bewes (1937-2017)
“It isn’t false humility, it (The Likely Lads) was so well written,“I wrote an autobiography about seven years ago and I had about 30 pages of scripts in it. The editor was a bit worried about it, but I thought the public would love to read what Dick and Ian’s script looked like because it just came off the page at you.”
Keith Chegwin (1957-2017)
“I wrote to the BBC suggesting a Michael Parkinson type show for kids. They wrote back and said, “We don’t like the idea but pop in”.