Thursday, August 06, 2015

Laughing Lhursday*

In 1975 Gwyn Thomas appeared on the Kane at Christmas programme. As these few brief excerpts show, it was a hilarious performance that is still fondly remembered by many to this day. Listen again to the great talker as he explains the dangers of Rugby, the funeral of Cliff Davies, the legend of the buried city of Kenfig, stolen false teeth,the problem with singing and the perils of adultery.

* [For first time visitors]:
Typo in the title?
It's just that I would not let a tiny T spoil an avantgardistic alliteration.

1 comment:

  1. You're right about his stories being great and magnificently told. The riches of Ninevah and Tyre in a lost city just six and a half feet under water was wonderful. So too was the one about the eighty children singing grand opera being told not to go beyond a certain pitch because of the danger of subsidence.

    His story about the man who was 'tempted' reminded me of a very funny article about craziness during the Blitz. The best line from that was when an air raid warden called to ask if there were any pregnant women in the shelter and someone called out, 'Keep you socks on, mate, we've only been here five minutes'.