Journalists’ Norwich show proves successful for EDP We Care Appeal

There were belly laughs aplenty at Norwich Playhouse this evening as some of Norfolk's best-known journalists took part in a special show for the EDP We Care Appeal.

EDP editor Pete Waters was joined on stage by two of his most experienced district men, Richard Batson (Cromer) and Ian Clarke (Dereham), along with EDP Sunday columnist Keith Skipper for Happy Headliners!

The show was in the style of a panel show such as Have I Got News For You and was refereed by BBC Radio Norfolk's David Clayton.

Mr Waters described himself as 'a man for whom the daily press doesn't mean ironing his trousers' and was joined on one team by Mr Clarke, who said he hopes to be described as 'not tall, not that handsome, but at least he was dark'.

While on the opposing team Mr Skipper quipped that he and Mr Batson were 'Cromer crabs who don't talk to people from Sheringham'.

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The audience were then entertained by classic stories, headlines, puns and tricks of the newspaper trade by four men at the heart of Norfolk life.

Tales of classic Norfolk stories were recalled, such as rock stars Oasis spending Christmas in Trunch and the battle to find the centre of Norfolk - which turned out to be in a car park in Dereham.

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The back stories behind headlines such as 'Hot Cross Bone day' and 'Super Caston go ballistic Watton are atrocious' kept the fun going and all in aid of boosting the EDP's We Care Appeal, which started back in the year 2000.

- Go to for more information and how to donate to the appeal.

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