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Mersey Pirate

ANOTHER SUMMER filler between the delirious dentures of TISWAS. From the north and for the north, your setting was a mock-up galleon in a Liverpool dock and your host was COMEDIANS regular DUGGIE BROWN. Inclement weather meant proceedings were often rained off and replaced with poor-quality cartoonery. When the sun was out, however, so was Duggie, the likes of Bad Manners and The Dooleys, a couple of “hilarious” blundering scouse gits called Sculley and Mooey, and Frank Carson as Long John Silver with a stuffed parrot on his shoulder. Latter involved in a memorable bit of prankery, wherein he pre-recorded a section telling shit jokes to a bunch of visiting kids, upon which the audience ran off screaming up some steps only to find, waiting through the magic of editing, Frank waiting to deliver more gags. Hilarious. It was the way he told them.



  1. terry dobbins

    February 13, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    the royal iris is now rotting away ! down london docks! and needs to be brought back to the mersey! where she belongs ! former stars or merseyside millionaires who have fond memories of this much loved queen of the mersey please help!

  2. Dave Meehan

    February 18, 2010 at 11:50 am

    I remember an underwhelmed Stewart Copeland of The Police (who were massive at the time) promoting the “six pack” release, anybody got that?

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