At 4pm every Saturday, from 1976 to 1988, tens of millions of Britons, and countless more world-wide, were in the grip of an extraordinary sports phenomenon: watching two fat men (aka Shirley Crabtree and Martin Ruane) pretend to fight each other. This is their story.
This ‘British Heavyweight Champion Comedy’, by the writers of New Perspectives’ hit play ‘Those Magnificent Men’, brings back to grunting, grappling life these two hugely popular battling behemoths and the bizarre world they bestrode. With an “all-star cast of thousands”, including Dickie Davies, Paul McCartney, Chris Tarrant, Frank Sinatra, Princess Margaret, and Greg Dyke, this ambitious, touching, hilarious two-hander conjures up a whole nation during its most colourful era.
Eighty ex-employees and friends came together in the Queniborough Village Hall on Saturday 21st April to celebrate, for the last time, the famous Auster Aircraft which was built and flown from Rearsby Aerodrome for 30 years between 1938 and 1968.