Title: Googling Colin Firth

acast Time: 1:05:04
Youtube Time: 1:04:52

Original Record Date: Unknown
acast Publication Date: February 21, 2020
Youtube Publication Date: February 21, 2020

Please Welcome a Man
Who is hoping to get into a fight tonight, as per usual in Liverpool.

Acronym Modification
Richard Herring’s Liver Bird Shagging Triathlon Podcast

Cool Kids
I was hanging around with the fifth McGann brother the other day.

Guest Best Known
For his role as Car Boot Dealer in Framed.


Better or Worse than Last Week: Better
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Member Member Note
Unnamed FCB’S daughter is in the audience

Emergency Questions

If you could take one item from any museum or art gallery – and you’re allowed to take it home with you – in the world, what would you take?

Um, the Lewis chessmen. *RH comments that these are also his choice.* But it’s [unclear], isn’t it? I’ll fight you for them. Do you know what I love though? You know that big jar, that big Siberian crab in the front of the Liverpool Museum that’s been there for since you were a kid? I’ve always liked that. I’d have that, then. You can have the chessmen.

Who’s the most surprising famous person you’ve been in a lift with? And which I mean, you can’t have gotten into the lift with them; they had to be in the lift you were in.

Can I answer that slightly – not in a lift, but that film I was talking about – The Railway Man – with Colin Firth, he said to me, “What’s the best thing to do?” And I said, “We should go meet Eric Lomax,” who’s the real guy. And he lived in Berwick-upon-Tweed. So we got the train up to Berwick-upon-Tweed. And Eric was quite frail because it had been a hundred years since we’d started the project. And we said we’d be there, like, 12:30pm, say. And we got off the train something like quarter to 12:00pm, so we were walking around the town, getting a feel to it. And it started train, so we ducked into this doorway. And we just stood in this doorway waiting for the rain to stop, til it was time to go into Eric’s. And it was Greggs’ doorway. And this was, like, about two weeks after Colin had won the Oscar for The King’s Speech. And I always think about that day; I think there must have been people going around Berwick-upon-Tweed that night going, “I saw Colin Firth in Greggs.” So, it’s not exactly a lift.

Would you rather have a tit that dispensed talcum powder or a finger that can travel through time?

I quite like talcum powder. I haven’t thought about talcum powder for a long time. No, a finger that can travel through time. I would go and nick one of those [Lewis] chess pieces. That would be some game.

Have you ever seen a ghost?

My auntie Beth used to see ghosts a lot. Because she was one of those women who cleaned ships before they left port. And sometimes they would clean a ship… They were cleaners and they would come onto these big liners and if it was time to go they would just go. And these women would be put on a little lighter and brought back in. Amazing, you know? So you go down and she lived on [unclear] so she would go out. And she – every time she seemed to see a ghost. And she was completely unphased by it. She’d go, “Oh, it was on, you know, I was on the Empress of Canada and there was a lad in a tan shirt all shivery and he’d obviously drowned. So I put him on my November pious list. That was it, you know, she’d just go, “Ah. Put him on my pious list. Ah.”


Recorded at the Liverpool Playhouse.