Stanley Unwin YouTube bonanza with a Max Wall chaser
A relatively fruitless Max Wall search on YouTube led me to a bounty of Stanley Unwin. I'm guessing most readers will know who Stanley Unwin is, one way or another, but in case you don't he was a lovely old man who spoke his own particular brand of goobledygook called Unwinese. Growing up I remember being very excited when great British eccentrics like him and Max Wall came on the telly. In celebration here are a few clips:
- Happiness Stan - where at man, he thought, where at? Then through
- Rollin' Over
- The Hungry Intruder
- The Journey
- Mad John
Secondly, an appearance as Father Stanley Unwin, the first live action figure in Gerry Anderson's The Secret Service. The headquarters of B.I.S.H.O.P were in Centrepoint. Deep joy. Also note the 70s-in-a-nutshell Swingle Singers-style theme tune [actually the Mike Sammes singers - more info].
- a really wonderful advert for Amstrad's (old) new wordyprocessy. Easy on the eyebold, oh yes.
- an extended clip from Carry On Regardless where he and Kenneth Williams get something going.