Thursday, 19 April 2018

Off to the eternal Supermarket Sweep in the sky



The ranks of "light entertainment stalwarts" continues to be depleted. Following on from the likes of Bruce Forsyth, Keith Chegwin and William G Stewart last year, and Jim Bowen earlier this year, Dale ("Mr Perma-Tan") Winton has died, aged just 62. Soon there will be no-one left with experience of presenting game-shows! Apart from fucking Jim Davidson.

Here is my personal favourite of Mr Winton's telly moments - courtesy of a clever spoof created by Victoria Wood and Jennifer Saunders, of course...



RIP Dale Jonathan Winton (22nd May 1955 – 18th April 2018)

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  1. What a cast! Victoria Wood and Jennifer Saunders... and Harry, and of course Dale. I was very sad to read of his death this morning, he always came across as a really kind man.
    It's a pity Comic Relief doesn't do this schtick any more, last time I watched it it was dire.
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    1. I gave up watching Comic Relief, quite possibly after the first one in 1988 - but I do catch up with the special sketches they've done over the years. If these have stopped, that there really is no point in pursuing it any further, methinks. Jx

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  2. I can't believe I haven't seen this before - Brilliant! Although, not enough of Dale being evil. I wish this was a proper series.

    RIP Dale Winton.

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    1. Would that it were - it's better than the original in parts! Jx

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  3. Don't forget his appearance as himself in Trainspotting - whoever thought that idea up was a genuis

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    1. That would be Danny Boyle, then... Jx

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  4. Don't know of Dale in this outpost of Empire.I believe the Fallingdown Abbey was on our screens, but I never watched it.
    This, however, is, as Mr Callow tells us, brilliant.

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    1. Oh dear - you missed the mindless fake-tanned joy of Dale in full camp splendour, presiding over a gang of competing chavs running round a mock supermarket trying to win £5,000? It was the staple daytime telly diet of the retired, house-bound, student or just skiving segments of society for many years! Here - this video may sum up its glories. Or maybe not... Jx

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    2. Sheer class, isn't it? Jx

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    1. I'm sure that Mr Winton was familiar with holes in walls in several locations... Jx

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    1. Sales of fake tan have plummeted. Jx

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