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Lord Mayor’s Show, The

ANNUAL INTERRUPTION to your favourite (or Live And Kicking) Saturday morning entertainment. Noel, Mike or Phil would jovially pack up early in order to allow an archaic metropolitan perambulation to take to the airwaves, and you watched because there was nothing else to do. Cue numerous marching bands, indistinct “carnival” “costumes”, obscure celebrities waving desperately, ceremonial carriages, and – best of all – dementedly decorated municipal floats from the likes of the local dairies, gas works and electricity board. And the likes of MIKE SMITH and ALAN TITCHMARSH amidst it all, hooting hysterically.

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