Paul and Marian went as a combination to the Countesthorpe Women’s Institute… with the BBC! As part of an upcoming series BBC Religion have taken a keen interest in my track record with Motorcycle Funerals Limited and started filming about a month ago. When I explained how Marian and I also work as the Classic Combination and I’m no longer Solo they realised this was something they had to see and thanks to the Countesthorpe Women’s Institute welcoming us they were able to do so.
My personal fun highlight of the evening was when I noticed the handsome young cameraman’s shirt had popped out while filming and gradually, unknown to him, you could see his waist. For fun I announced that as he was in the presence of ladies he should tuck it in. As he almost dumped his camera to oblige one of the slightly more mature ladies shouted out, “No, leave it as it is!’
The president of Countesthorpe Women’s Institute is so funny she should have her own show, a difficult act to follow for talent, but equally a great one to follow as she set the scene. We had a lot of fun talking about my book, Now Open Sundays!, but I guess Aunti Beeb won’t be able to show that. Big grin! Mind you, my book is hardly the priority and I’m sure the producer at the BBC manages to capture the buzz and atmosphere of the WI as they are an inspiring organisation and this bunch in particular were great fun.
They don’t have a name for the programme yet, but as soon as they tell me I’ll let you know.