Barnsley Thoughts

04/06/2006

Watching re runs of the Young Ones and remembering the first time I ever saw Alexei Sayle, for some reason, puts me in mind of Charlie Williams,

http://ayup.co.uk/gods/gods0-4.html One of my first role models because he was a sucessful black man with a Yorkshire accent.

A further page details David Bradley, star of Kes, the first film I ever saw in which people spoke, on screen, with ordinary Yorkshire accents.

And Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Yorkshire_people – possibly not entirely accurate; it does claim that Billie Whitelaw is a Yorkshire woman despite listing her as “Born in Warwickshire” Maybe we own that now as well?

But best link – try out the Charlie Williams Joke Box here..

http://www.donny.co.uk/rovers/charlie.php