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On 16 Aug 2014 at 2:17pm Cliffe wrote:
I have a theory that I would like to test. Mark Williams (The Fast Show - 1980s comedy) is, I believe, a Lewesian. I don't know how much of a role he played in creating/writing the sketches but I've often pondered the similarities between one the programme's kooky characters and one of our local kooky characters. This local character who, I think might have been a source of inspiration, is proprietor of a large Cliffe area antiques emporium - let's call the place PA and let's call the bloke F.

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On 16 Aug 2014 at 7:15pm Historian wrote:
I don't know about the shop proprietor, but unbelievably there are certainly customers like that !
On 16 Aug 2014 at 8:37pm Country Boy wrote:
I don't think that was the Fast Show - did you provide the wrong link?
On 17 Aug 2014 at 12:02pm Cliffe wrote:
Country Boy you've hit the nail right on the head, I think. I was extremely pissed on white wine when I formed my threory. And the theory is consequently flawed. The clip comes from "Harry Enfield and Friends" Which Mark Williams might not have been involved in and it may not at all be inspirited by F, proprietor of P**storal Antiques. I do still giggle every time I see F in Malling Street touting his wares. He's the spitting image of Marcus right down to his hair and the attitude
On 17 Aug 2014 at 12:14pm wrote:
Harry Enfield has family in Lewes so you may be right!
On 17 Aug 2014 at 3:48pm Ed Can Do wrote:
Your theory may be wrong but the panpipe band in the Fast Show were definitely based on the guys with panpipes who used to play outside Churchill Square in the 90s!
On 18 Aug 2014 at 12:48pm Oldbutintouch wrote:
I saw you coming could have been based on No.1 Lewes - but Enfield must be a prophet, because his character per-dates our local shop by some years!
On 18 Aug 2014 at 1:44pm Archetypal cliche wrote:
I saw "Professor Hope " and " Dr. Shipman " @ a boot fair this Sunday - there are lodsa people who look like someone else
On 18 Aug 2014 at 6:55pm Ac wrote:
Typo - should be loadsa
On 19 Sep 2014 at 12:01am Marko wrote:
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Brian_the_Snail_Lewes 14:132

I recently ran into a bit of a dilemma at my shop and thought my experience might be helpful for anyone in a similar situation.... more
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