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Seaside/Summertime Special

ASPIC-PICKLED ASININE variety gadabout from a different pier each week. Regular musical guests of the Bobby Crush/Elaine Paige calibre, comedians in the Frank Carson/Tom O’Connor line, and either Pan’s People/Legs and Co or New Edition (not to be confused with Bobby Brown’s outfit) doing pirouettes along the invariably windswept rain-drenched promenade. Plus “a bevy of bathing beauties” licking ice creams. Michael “POPS” Hurll thought of it. Christmas SNOWTIME SPECIALS featured synchronised skiing to Boney M, DEMIS ROUSSOS singing carols wearing a big furry hood, and frequent absence of snow.

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