WHEELTAPPERS AND SHUNTERS CLUB SERIES 6

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Photos Add Image Add an image Do you have any images for this title? The complete fifth series was released on 23 April Actress Elizabeth Dawn appeared as a waitress before she became more famous for her role as Vera Duckworth in Coronation Street also recorded by Granada in Manchester. User Reviews Vanished Northern working mens’ club life? They were commonly employed by steam railways in Britain and elsewhere, but still are found both on British railways and in Eastern Europe. And that Colin Crompton “had less meat on him than Lester Piggott’s whip”.

The series was, for at least part of its run, confined to a midnight slot by London Weekend Television and Southern Television , who felt it did not suit their, perceived, more upmarket demographics. Few quite big name stars escaped this treatment. The set was arranged like a club, so that rather than members of the studio audience being in arranged terraced seating they would be seated around tables and be served beer and snacks, generally join in a singalong and otherwise engage in audience participation. It remains so – a snap-shot of industrial Northern life, circa Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Start your free trial. Share this Rating Title:

The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club Series 6

Watching it when it was originally recorded and again now on DVD, it is hard wheelttappers believe that this was recorded in a studio. Grant’s “Game of Thrones” Experience.

Serkes that Colin Crompton “had less meat on him than Lester Piggott’s whip”. The Wheeltappers and Shunters Social Club — It was unlike any other TV comedy show. Edit Storyline Comedy turns and sing-a-long songs from a fictional working men’s club, where ladies are welcome but smoking is mandatory, in the Northern city of Manchester. This article needs additional citations for verification.

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The series was, for at least part of its run, confined to a midnight slot by London Weekend Television and Southern Televisionwho felt it did not suit their, perceived, more upmarket demographics.

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He had a large manual fire bell which he would wind and weeltappers purportedly to attract the audience’s attention after an act, with various notices from “the Committee” that is, the officials of the social club of which he was chairmanusually misdemeanours by the club’s members or the committee itself:. ITV comedy British television programme debuts British television programme endings s British comedy television series Television series by ITV Studios Television programmes produced by Granada Television English-language television programs.

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Some artists to appear on the show were:. Although often called “working men’s clubs”, most such clubs admitted the wives and other women family of the working man, at least some days of the week. The show’s compere was usually Bernard Manningwho as well as telling jokes and introducing acts often finished the show with a song.

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It was set in a fictional working men’s club in the North of England and was hosted by comedian Colin Crompton as the club’s chairman. Retrieved from ” https: For more information, see Wheeltapper and Working men’s club. Comedy turns and sing-a-long songs from a fictional working men’s club, where ladies are welcome but smoking is mandatory, in the Northern city of Manchester.

Crompton was frequently the butt of his jokes, acting as Manning’s stooge. The cramped layout and rather seedy appearance coupled with an audience who looked like they might be regular club members gave no hint that it was not genuine. EngvarB from November Use dmy dates from November Articles needing additional references from February All articles needing additional references. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew.

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This is echoed in the programme’s audience being as much female as male, although somewhat stereotypically the women usually drink smaller glasses of alcohol than the men and are rarely seen to smoke.

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This page was last edited on 5 Novemberat Views Read Edit View history. The set was arranged like a club, so that rather than members of the studio audience being in arranged terraced seating they would be seated around tables and be served beer and snacks, generally join in a singalong and otherwise engage in audience participation.

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Wheeltappers and shunters are railway workers. And the insults were not confined to each other, often they were directed at the acts – delivered as they came on, when they went off, and sometimes in the middle. On behalf of the Committee, I should like to tell you we made a mistake in offering the raffle prize of a diving suit. Add the first question.

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There appeared to be genuine needle between the two – that “our Bernard” has just gone in the Guinness Book of Records – the first time a plane has taken off from from a kneeling position. Central to the shows was the often sharp shuntfrs between Colin Crompton – supposed Club Chairman and the overweight Compere, Bernard Manning. Or so it appears to a Southerner – and worth cherishing and enjoying.