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BBC 4 tonight. "Living for the weekend"

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Apologies if this has already been posted elsewhere. BBC 4 about 1.15 it looks like. Check your tv guides/planner. I seem to remember this was one of the better programmes about NS. Hope it's the one with the footage of the Wheel. Now, where's the record button on this remote?

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Thanks for the heads up. Not seen this for years. Actually enjoyed it all the more this time around with Levine’s contribution coming more sharply into focus. Doesn’t Richard Searling talk so much sense. All in all, a good summary of the early days.

Now I know why the Wigan doorman used to shout ‘stop pushing at the back’. It now seems the crush at the front had to stand aside for Cockney Norman to go in without queueing as he was up from London... and evidently far more important than all the working class miners and factory workers pushing away at the back.

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On 1/13/2018 at 02:35, FRANKIE CROCKER said:

Now I know why the Wigan doorman used to shout ‘stop pushing at the back’. It now seems the crush at the front had to stand aside for Cockney Norman to go in without queueing as he was up from London... and evidently far more important than all the working class miners and factory workers pushing away at the back.

Ha Ha, I didn't know what you meant by this and so I watched it again.  Sir Norman (or Lord Jay or whatever honours the Queen has bestowed on him most recently) really mugged himself off badly there.  For a start he's nothing like a cockney.  Secondly, it is clear from what he said that he never went to the Casino.  But hey, if all the people who claim to have been Casino regulars on youtube comments these days had really gone, there would have been about three million people there every Saturday. :lol:

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What's all this bollocks about Norman Jay getting in quicker at Wigan because of his London accent? Whenever I went it was always a free for all. They even knocked the door down one night due to the "push" (You're not meant to push the bloody doors off!)

Mark C😬

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23 minutes ago, professorturnups said:

What's all this bollocks about Norman Jay getting in quicker at Wigan because of his London accent? Whenever I went it was always a free for all. They even knocked the door down one night due to the "push" (You're not meant to push the bloody doors off!)

Mark C😬

It’s total bollocks. The crush to get into the Casino was always unpleasant. Only one of the doors was open so it was a tight squeeze. If Norman thought the crowd would stand back to let him through as he had a London accent, he must have been hallucinating. Even the DJ’s struggled to get in, sometimes with their record boxes on their heads.

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7 minutes ago, FRANKIE CROCKER said:

It’s total bollocks. The crush to get into the Casino was always unpleasant. Only one of the doors was open so it was a tight squeeze. If Norman thought the crowd would stand back to let him through as he had a London accent, he must have been hallucinating. Even the DJ’s struggled to get in, sometimes with their record boxes on their heads.

It's hilarious isn't it.  If Stevie Wonder had turned up he would have got his sunglasses knocked off in the crush.

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6 hours ago, FRANKIE CROCKER said:

It’s total bollocks. The crush to get into the Casino was always unpleasant. Only one of the doors was open so it was a tight squeeze. If Norman thought the crowd would stand back to let him through as he had a London accent, he must have been hallucinating. Even the DJ’s struggled to get in, sometimes with their record boxes on their heads.

The famous crush. You trying to go one way. Your bag another way. Girlfriend, mates etc totally different way even your coat at times had a mind of its own. Wouldn't have missed it for the world.  

Steve 

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15 hours ago, Winsford Soul said:

The famous crush. You trying to go one way. Your bag another way. Girlfriend, mates etc totally different way even your coat at times had a mind of its own. Wouldn't have missed it for the world.  

Steve 

Totally agreed. Vivid memories of kissing a red brick wall while some wag sings Hang On In There Baby as the crowd surges back and forth. Getting in was done in two movements - first your right arm and body then two minutes later, your left arm and bag.

It only went quiet when the London coach drew up and they rolled out the red carpet for Cockney Norman and Southern VIP’s who just went straight in...

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