RHLSTP #225: Come Closer To The Screen. We're on the road still and at the Lowry in Salford where the lightest local headline is not really ripe for frivolity, but at least they are paying fitting tribute to their greatest painter. And it's possible that the theatre is literally on fire, but Richard is not letting that stop him.The guest tonight is showbiz legend and punster extraordinaire, Jimmy Cricket and something that the RHLSTP audience might not be used to, proper jokes. But amongst the silliness, Jimmy reveals some fabulous stories about the days of the working men's clubs, the summer camps or Ireland, Laurel and Hardy's last tour, working with the Honey Monster, being a Papal Knight and why he still has the hunger for treading the boards in his wellies. There's more, how his This is Your Life almost got derailed by a chance meeting and a letter from his Mamie. To buy Jimmy's DVD or find out about his live dates or performances of his play check out his website - jimmycricket.co.uk. It's a heart-warming, corny and hilarious hour of chat. But will Rich ask clean-living Jimmy THAT emergency question?
Published: 18th September 2019. Length: 62 minutes.