Should The Team Think
ALISON CROOSE Guildhall of St George, King's Lynn (King's Lynn Festival)
Guildhall of St George, King's Lynn (King's Lynn Festival)
BBC Radio Norfolk staged their light-hearted panel game at Lynn for the first time and endeavoured to introduce some “culture” to a show which thrives on the vagaries of its panellists.
Chairman Tony Mallion posed questions, optimistically hoping for responses befitting a festival of music and the arts, but he had an uphill task in trying to raise the team's artistic aspirations.
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Nevertheless, the sell-out audience were well-entertained by Keith Skipper, Sid Kipper, Roy Waller and Stephen Bumfrey, whose cultural activities proved fairly limited - even though they tried hard to give the show an arty feel!
After being “warmed up” by Maggie Secker - Radio Norfolk's answer to Pam Ayres - and Sid Kipper - Norfolk's Jethro - the audience was game for plenty of laughs.
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The team's surreal sense of the ridiculous knew no bounds when they were asked what they would do to improve West Norfolk. Popular responses related to Hardwick roundabout - and Keith Skipper's suggested renaming of Lynn football ground at The Walks.
To conclude the evening they identified the hobby of the mystery guest - Mark Worrall, the squire of King's Morris.