Thou Art Awful ... But I Like Thee. Dick Emery. Copyright: BBC.

Thou Art Awful ... But I Like Thee

BBC Radio 4 documentary. 1 episode in 2001. Features Tim Brooke-Taylor, Nicholas Parsons, Graeme Garden, Melvyn Hayes, Robert Ross, George Melly, Andy Medhurst and others.


The title is a play on the catchphrase of Mandy, a character created for television by comedian Dick Emery. Played by Emery, Mandy was a busty middle-aged woman whose repressed nature was usually betrayed by a sudden affectionate and hefty slap and a cry of: "Ooh, you are awful. But I like you!".