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Ryan and Ronnie

BI-LINGUAL WELSH sketch effort anglicised by the Beeb for a wider audience. There was, predictably, a very Celtic flavour to the comedy. The best remembered part was soap-opera, ‘Our House’, in which RYAN DAVIES played the mother and RONNIE WILLIAMS the father of a generally dysfunctional valleys family. The errant daughter (called Phyllis-Doris and played by MYFANWY TALOG) was constantly berating her parents for their general lack of anything approaching modern attitudes. The son (Nigel Wynn, played by BRYN WILLIAMS) was good for nothing much but this didn’t stop “Mam” from referring to him constantly as ‘the light of my life’. Ryan died of a heart attack mid-70s in New York. Ronnie tried to carry on, but life collapsed into alcoholism and bankruptcy. Everyone else lived happily ever after. Probably.

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  1. Raymond Rowland

    June 7, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Always enjoyed Ryan and Ronnie on the TV when I got home from work. It brought back lovely childhood memories of summer holidays in Porthcawl!

  2. Gareth

    September 20, 2016 at 6:15 am

    Greetings from Western Australia.
    Does anybody know where I can get a copy of Ryan & Ronnie performing Bizets – The Pearl Fishers Duet. I believe it was featured on the Ryan & Ronnie Show but I cannot get any songlists for said, or any other shows/concerts etc.
    My father wants it played at his funeral (hopefully in many years to come).

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