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TV Cream Stays Indoors With Rose Ruane

This week, Rose Ruane stays indoors in Glasgow, where she watches the 1974 documentary Dave Allen: In Search of the Great English Eccentric (, and then tells TV Cream all about it.

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  1. THX 1139

    May 6, 2020 at 6:58 pm

    Fascinating discussion about a fascinating programme – I saw it when they repeated it a few years ago.

    You’re right, nowadays it would be called Dave Allen Meets the Unfortunate Men Maliciously Suspected of Being Paedophiles. Eccentricity has been bastardised, and is now either suspicious or relegated to those people ranting against the BBC or insisting coronavirus is germ warfare, that sort of thing.

    Ivor Cutler might double as an honorary Englishman, considering he couldn’t get away from Scotland fast enough.

    The closest person we have to a great English eccentric now is a woman, funnily enough, Miriam Margolyes, who has been elevated to national treasure status. She’s very reassuring in that way.

    “Life’s nothing if you’re not obsessed” – John Waters.

  2. TV Cream

    May 8, 2020 at 10:37 am

    Thanks for the kind words – much appreciated!

  3. DarthFlanFlinger

    May 8, 2020 at 2:11 pm

    Lovely to hear Rose and wish her well. More of her please!

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