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SUNDAY FOR SAMMY 2012. I have enjoyed the dvds that I have brought from you not only this week - Sunday For Sammy 2012 which I received this morning and have watched and enjoyed tonight but also previous Sunday for Sammy dvds in 2008 and 2006 as well as Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne And The Tall Ships 2005 - I have enjoyed them all and may It continue hence why I have now ordered Sunday for Sammy 2004 and 2010. Shelley B
SUNDAY FOR SAMMY 2012. I have just finished watching it, really enjoyed it. Hats off to Tim and his colleagues. Andrew P
SUNDAY FOR SAMMY 2012. Many thanks for sending me the Sunday for Sammy DVD so quickly. This is a highly entertaining, amusing and well produced DVD. In addition, the three fantastic songs performed by the excellent Joe McElderry make it essential viewing for his many fans. Jo O
Alex Glasgow - Northern Drift & Joe Lives My CD of Northern Drift and Joe Lives! arrived this morning - many thanks for the speedy service, it's much appreciated. Many years ago I had a LP version of Joe Lives! and really enjoyed John Woodvine's performance. Sadly, somewhere along the way in various house moves and de-clutterings it went astray and I thought it was gone for good. I had not been able to find a new copy in any format anywhere. But just the other day I was prompted to do a new Google search for John Woodvine and Joe Lives! and found your firm and all your marvellous material, and there it was, hence my order. I am very pleased to have a fresh new copy of Joe Lives! It's playing now as I type this message. I'm trying not to sing along too loud... As an expat-Geordie I'll be coming back for more of your recordings. Best regards Alan T
Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne DVD's received today. Have just spent the most amazing time watching, singing, crying, laughing. best few quid ever spent. Bought the other one for my Mothers 84th birthday present which is a couple of days after Christmas. Just hope she has enjoyed it as much as me. Sure she will. Thanks Catherine H
Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne Watched the DVD last night, it was the best entertainment we have seen for years; it beats the modern stuff by miles. Thank you. Alan E
Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne Received it, love it, as two Northerners living in the Midlands for 46 years, it brought tears to our eyes. Thanks again. Jean D
Big River, Big Songs - The Tyne Thank you so much for the DVD and for posting it so promptly. I watched it last night and was enthralled with it, the photography is super and the singing is absolutely great. Thank you again. Jill B
The Owen Brannigan Story DVD Sir, 79years, ex-geordie, ex GP, may I say how much I enjoyed your DVD about Owen Brannigan. The accompanist interviewed was superb. But why no mention of Ernest Lush? Their "Friday Night" recitals were superb. Clever, witty, superbly professional, etc. Regards, James B

Henry Livings

  Henry Livings HENRY LIVINGS was born near Manchester in 1929, went to the local grammar school, which he heartily despised as training for white collar snobs, and then won a bursary to Liverpool University to read spanish. This was a golden time of irresponsibility and feasting on the more abstruse aspects of those writers they managed to convince him were required reading, when the soldiers were coming back from the war to pick up their studies, when men were men and the girls were fantastic. He left after two years, having concluded that a degree was just a couple of letters to no-one and no mortal use in the theatre, which is where he aimed himself. His aim must have been off, because there were two years to be wasted on National service in the rAf (not entirely wasted, because his training as a service cook kept him and his family from hunger and want during his early penury in the theatre), and even then he had to work in industry to save enough to be able to survive the paltry wages a beginner in the theatre has to cope with. finally he got into the theatre, playing reps all over the country, and gradually spending more and more time beating the daylights out of a tough old second-hand typewriter his dad had the wit to buy him.
Incidentally, in order to measure up to Alex Glasgow’s impeccable qualifications, he has promoted his dad from the lower middle class into the proletariat. He now writes full-time, with occasional happy excursions into acting. His stage plays include stop It Whoever You Are, Big soft Nellie, Eh?, Honour And Offer, the ffinest ffamily In the Land, GRUP, this Jockey Drives Late Nights, Nil Carborundum, and Glorious Miles.


Mawson and Wareham Music Ltd first issued Joe Lives! on LP in 1971 and Northern Drift in 1978. In 2009, these recordings were digitally restored by Ken McKenzie, who recalls his first encounter with Alex Glasgow: I first met Alex Glasgow in 1965. I had won t...