MOANING YORKSHIRE clan the Brandons, of the moaning persuasion, get in various gloomy situations (crap holiday outings, burnt dinners, local hostelry is out of pork scratchings) and moan and bicker and moan. Lugubrious centre of things was Uncle Mort, aka ROBIN “POTTER Mk. II” BAILEY. BERT PALMER turned Uncle Staveley, cloth-eared caterwauler of “I ‘eard that…pardon” proclivity, into role model for miserly uncles across the land. LIZ SMITH, STEPHEN REA and Ethel off of EastEnders made up the numbers and brought the drain cleaners.