Title: Les Dawson Gladiator
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Richard Herring’s Loving Slapstick Twattery Podcast
I was hanging around with the people who pulled down the statue of Colston the other day.
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For his appearance as Harry Taylor in Heartbeat.
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Have you ever been in a police car?
Yes, in an episode of Heartbeat. I think I have. Um, yes, on Red Rose Radio, when I was 19 and I used to do the travel reports. I once sort of did a feature from inside a police car. They were talkng about the, the equipment and how they communicate with their colleagues and keep the roads ticking over. But I’ve – I have been in a police car. I was, I was driving home for Christmas. There should be a song about that. And I was just, you know, toddling along, you know. I had just got on the M6. And all of a sudden three police cars surrounded me. Boxed in with the blue lights on. And, you know, my sense of John Le Mesurier came in at that moment. “This is very irregular. I wonder what this could be. I suppose I had better stop, really.” So I stopped. And these police got out of their car like Imperial Stormtroopers. You could almost hear the *makes stomping noise*, walking across. And, “Would you step out of the car, please? Would you get into this car here?” I thought, What on earth is going on here? And they said, “This car, with this number plate, has been reported stolen and been used in a hit-and-run accident – several hit-and-run accidents.” And I thought, My goodness, what’s going on? Then it occurred to me – my number plates had been stolen a few weeks before. And I was getting parking tickets that I had nothing to do with. So I explained to them that this is what it was and I’d reported the crime at this police station. And they checked it up and it tallied. And then they were very apologetic and let me go and said, “Merry Christmas!”
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?
Wow. Ooh, that’s a great question. My brain is working like a Google search engine to try and find something. I think it might be – see, I’ve gone into David Attenborough now because it suits what we are going to say. I think it might be the skeleton in the Natural History Museum of a glyptodont, which was sort of part ankylosaurus, part pangolin, part armadillo, but from prehistoric times. It’s strange. It’s like a great, spherical rhinoceros. And I’m always fascinated by the idea that these creatures lived and existed and roamed the earth. And I’d love to time travel back to the late Cretaceous and just have a very cautious look at the majesty of these creatures. The glyptodont was one of the mammals from about 13 million years ago – I think the [unclear] period alongside the andrewsarchus and the [unclear]. See, I’ve retained these silly little words, you see. But yeah, the glyptodont from the Natural History Museum.